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Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte
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!
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.
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.