Mini Reviews - Lady Mechanika by Joe Benítez


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Lady Mechanika #0 by Joe Benítez
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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.

REVIEW

This is the first Lady Mechanika book I'm reading and I definitely wasn't disappointed! As a matter of fact this is my first ever graphic novel and I'm just so freaking glad i picked it up! The artwork is just gorgeous and the main character, our Lady Mechanika is a badass. While this is more a graphic novella than a full length novel, it's enough to pique the interest of readers leaving us with so many questions about the Lady's origin. If like me you haven't read graphic novels before, this would totally be a great one to start with!
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Lady Mechanika La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benítez

(I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

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After suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika takes a trip to a small Mexican village just in time for their DIa de los Muertos celebration. But the festivities turn truly deadly after the arrival of the Jinetes del Infierno, the mythical Hell Riders.

REVIEW

After reading the mini graphic novel about Lady Mechanika I was thrilled to see this title on Netgalley and HAD to read it. This was a lot longer and even more wonderful. The artwork was as gorgeous as before if not even better. I love the extra artwork the author provides at the beginning of the book about Lady Mechanika's clothing and her weapons. I would LOVE to get my hands on a physical copy of the book so I could pore over it. The story is about Lady Mechanika going on a vacation of sorts after a terrible loss in her life only to find more darkness at the place where she goes. I personally LOVED the diversity in this book!

It was so interesting to learn about DIa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and understand the culture of Mexico. It's wonderful that the author teaches us a lot of things in the story without it feeling like info-dumping.

Also a word of warning here that there's a lot of violence in these books and since it's depicted in artwork, if violent art makes you uncomfortable, be warned about picking up these books. Also even though this is a part of a series, I feel like you can read each novel separately without much trouble, although this might have spoilers for earlier novels.

Overall, really enjoyed this and glad to have forayed into the world of Graphic novels!
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Do you read graphic novels? If yes, can you recommend me any?

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