Hauntingly beautiful art with a radically different story.
Set in a small town near Mexico City in 1869, Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte has a steampunk style that also incorporates the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration in an innovative manner. It is exceptionally gorgeous using both customary steampunk hues (black, gray, bronzes) with pops of bright color evoking Mexican culture. The plot contains several twists and red herrings.
This a standalone graphic novel. It appears to be a prequel to the regular Lady Mechanika series, which is set in the 1870s London.
I would recommend Lady Mechanika: La Dama del la Muerte to readers looking for something different in a comic, fabulous artwork or those that like a steampunk plot with a twist. 4 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Benitez Productions, and netgalley for an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Published on September 26, 2017.