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Graphic Novel Review: Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benítez

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte

Graphic Novel Review: Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benítez
by Joe Benítez
Series: Lady Mechanika #4
Also in this series: Lady Mechanika, Vol.1: Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse, Lady Mechanika Vol 3.: The Lost Boys of West Abbey, Lady Mechanika Vol.4: The Clockwork Assassin
Published by Benitez Productions
on September 26th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Graphic Novels, Steampunk
Pages: 85
Format: Print
Source: Bought, NetGalley
Purchase: Book Depository
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

After suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika finds solace in a remote Mexican village where the locals share their Día de los Muertos traditions. But tragedy strikes again when the festivities are interrupted by the bloodthirsty Jinetes del Infierno. How can one mortal woman hope to stop the fabled Infernal Riders and their unholy reign of terror over the Mexican countryside? And will the fight for peace end up costing Lady Mechanika her own tortured soul? This volume collects the complete Lady Mechanika mini-series, La Dama de la Muerte. An 88-page Day of the Dead special!

Graphic Novel Series

I’ve always been fascinated by the Day of the Dead. Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte, embraces the culture and gives the reader a glorious artistic rendition of sugar skulls and Steampunk. A perfect combination and a stellar installment to the Lady Mechanika series.

While in the blurb it was alluded that Lady Mechanika suffered a tragic loss, I was kind of surprised. It had me going back to the previous edition to see if I forgot or missed something. It threw me for a loop because nothing was mentioned. Reading on, it is finally revealed but I still felt out of loop and would have loved to know more backstory. Granted, her loss gave her character more depth and shows how Lady Mechanika’s character is changing and evolving. It sort of showed a more tender side and yet still played on her arrogant one.

Lady Mechanika La Dama

The artwork, as always is amazing. It’s such eye candy and I want more. It was a quick read, unfortunately, and it was filled with more tragic and emotional scenes than the previous installments. I’m still invested in this series and look forward to the next one.

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Mary Kirkland
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I love that type of artwork.

Vanessa
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Wow! Look at all those beautiful covers <3

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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Ahhhh, this comic already has such gorgeous art from what I’ve seen, add in sugar skulls and Day of the Dead stuff, and I can imagine how beautiful it must be!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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The artwork is amazing. So pretty! You would think that anything big would have been at least mentioned in the previous installment.

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
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Sounds like parts of it kind of threw you for a loop. That’s always a little disconcerting. The artwork is really stunning! Glad you’re continuing to enjoy the series!

Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog
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It is really odd to start off the beginning of a sequel with a tragedy that hasn’t been mentioned in previous books. That would really throw me off as well. The artwork looks fabulous. I need to invest in this series!

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