Comic Book Review: Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #1 by Joe Benítez

Death is not something we need fear, mija. It is a natural part of our existence.

Genre: Comic/Steampunk

I have never heard of this comic before but somehow the guy I’m seeing, saw it and was like girl…this is so you. And you guys, he was totally and completely right.

This is part 1 of a special series of the Lady Mechanika series which is a steampunk comic about a reanimated corpse aka “Lady Mechananika”. In La Dama la Muerte she takes a trip to a Mexican village just in time for their Dia de los Muertos celebrations. But it seems that trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes, the veil of the dead has risen and so have the gates to hell.

As I stated I have never read this series before so I’m not really familiar with the character and her backstory which I’m sure is tragic. I mean, she’s an undead machine made of the parts of other people. Also she’s recently suffered a tragic loss hence why she’s taking this trip. Still, I didn’t feel lost jumping into this. There were little notes that supplied some information into what happened and reading this just increased interest in me into actually reading the entire series from the beginning which…job well done Joe Benítez lmao.

The story was beautiful. I always love reading about the Day of the Dead, it’s fascinating. And the art.

Goddamn. The art is absolutely riveting. I love comic books. Now, my parents had me fairly young. Both were in their early 20s and my earliest memories were playing video games and reading comic books with them. I would come home from preschool, grab some juice and read Archie while my sister napped. My best memories. It was great diving into the comic world again because it’s been a longgg time since I’ve read an actual comic like this…That cliffhanger at the end. OOF.

This is definitely something I would love to continue reading. Strong, beautiful, kick ass woman with horror/steampunk elements??? Sign me the hell up.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5/5

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11 thoughts on “Comic Book Review: Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #1 by Joe Benítez

  1. WOAH. That artwork 😍😍 I NEED to read this! I’ve never been overly keen on steampunk but I’m a sucker for Dia de los Muertos! Loved your review and loved the look of this comic. Can’t wait to try it! Jen

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  2. Ooh, this looks and sounds so good! I’m all for reading more graphic novels/comics and this one definitely looks like one I’ll enjoy. I haven’t read a lot from the steampunk genre (except for Monstress) so it’s always great to add more to my list! The artwork looks gorgeous 😍 Great review, Amanda!


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