Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - Lady Mechanika - December 9, 2010

I did not pick up a lot of comics yesterday, but I did get Issue 1 of what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite comics - Lady Mechanika. Joe Benitez is the creator of Lady Mechanika. He also writes and draws the comic. I don't usually get all the variants, but I must for this series. I completely love the steampunk aesthetic that permeates Lady Mechanika.

Issue 0 came out in October and has gone into a 3rd printing. Issue 0 introduces us to Lady Mechanika and to characters who will apparently have recurring roles.

Issue 1 is full of action and mystery as Lady Mechanika continues the search for her origins. She's kick-ass and compassionate. The comic is a joy to read because it is simply beautiful. The story is not complex, but that works for me. This is one of those special comics where everything comes together. I can't wait for Issue 2.

The description for Lady Mechanika, Issue 0 from Aspen Comics:

The mysteries surrounding private investigator LADY MECHANIKA and her origin begin to unfold as she heads to a rundown city known as Satan's Alley. Located on the lower eastside, it is an area of town under siege by the presence of a murderous creature of unknown origin. While a weapons manufacturer has issued a reward for the unknown slayer, drawing a crowd of bounty hunters looking to cash in, Lady Mechanika's purpose is far more personal - information that could lead to the truth about her creation.

Featuring a 13-page story that sets the stage for the brand-new LADY MECHANIKA #1 issue coming next month, make sure to get in on the ground floor of the next exciting series! Complete with an additional sketchbook section, never before seen art, and a stunning cover by creator Joe Benitez himself, this special #0 issue is not to be missed!
Here is the description for Issue 1 from Aspen Comics:
From the imaginative mind of Joe Benitez with colors by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, comes this all-new supernatural action-adventure series!

The tabloids dubbed her "Lady Mechanika", the sole survivor of a psychotic serial killer's three-year rampage through London. Found locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst countless corpses and body parts, with her own limbs amputated and replaced with mechanical components, her life began anew. With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn't or wouldn't handle. But, she has never stopped searching for answers.

Now, brought into a case unlike any before, Lady Mechanika will have to rely on her advantage in all things occult and paranormal in order to solve the case and possibly unlock the secrets to her past! 
There are 5 covers for Issue 1.

1A - Cover drawn by Joe Benitez and inked by Peter Steigerwald

1B - Cover drawn by J. Scott Campbell and inked by Peter Steigerwald

1C - sepia tone of 1A

1D - sepia tone of 1B

1E - Cover by Joe Benitez
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I ordered one of the variants of Issue 1 from Aspen Comics directly along with this variant of Issue 0 which was created for the Long Beach Comic Con and Mid-Ohio Con. It's fabulous!

0F - Cover by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald

If you enjoy steampunk, mystery, and endearing but tough heroines, this comic is for you.


  1. Beautiful covers!
    Thank you for sharing them.
    All the best,

  2. I'm not usually "into" comics and graphic novels, but those covers do tempt me. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - Lady Mechanika art is gorgeous. I am very very enticed now!