Monday, July 31, 2017

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benitez, M. M. Chen

Lady Mechanika is back and she's getting out of town.  Her lover is dead.  She's going to Mexico.  She just wants to get away and get herself back together.  However, she hits the town when the Day of Dead celebration is going on...

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.

The illustrations in the series are always breath-taking.  Add the vivid colors of Mexico and the makeup used for the Day of Dead make this issue really stand out.

She meets the family of the place she stays and agrees to go to the party.  When men ride in on horses with green flames around them, she finds that they all go hide in the church and give the men money and goods to make them leave.  If you don't have enough, they take a child and disfigure it and then throw in the next village to ensure getting plenty.  She doesn't take well to that and decides to take the fight to them.

She tracks them, kills the ones she finds but also learns there are more.  One thing about the Lady, she's a killing machine.  All you can do is follow along and be surprised by how versatile and varied her killing talents are.  Especially after she finds out they leveled the village she was visiting and killed everyone in it.  There's no mercy here.  Well, maybe just a touch of mercy.

These series is bloody and adrenaline driven but I like graphic novels and this artwork is enchanting.  Give it read as long as death doesn't scare you. 

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