Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lady Mechanika #0

(Still under the weather folks - though doing a bit better - but here's another short review.)

This is a comic I picked up on a whim - I'm not really a fan of steampunk, though the designs certainly are impressive and fun.

This preview issue of Lady Mechanika gives artist and writer Joe Benitez lots of opportunities to take us deep into this steampunk reality, set in 1878.

We meet the title character, a beautiful woman who is hunting demon-like creatures - but she finds a lot more than she bargained for.

Benitez's art is terrific (if a bit dark and muddy here), and he's equally at home with the incredible detail of this reality and the action sequences. And of course, he's one of the best when it comes to drawing beautiful, sexy women.

Since this is a preview, it's short and to the point, but it's a good introduction to the character. If you're into steampunk, you'll definitely want to check it out.

Grade: B+


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