Lady Mechanika is the newest creator-owned comic book series
by Joe Benitez, inspired by the steampunk genre. "Steampunk"
is all about re-imagining history, usually combining the elegance of the
Victorian Era with more advanced science fiction technology.
Want to learn more about the story? Read on!
The tabloids dubbed her "Lady Mechanika", the
sole survivor of a serial killer's three-year rampage through England.
Authorities found her locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst an undeterminable
number of corpses and body parts, her own limbs having been amputated
and replaced with mechanical components.
With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Mechanika
eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using
her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn't or wouldn't handle.
But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past.
Set in turn of the century England, a time when magic and superstition
clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika
is about a young woman's search for her own identity as she solves other
mysteries involving science and the supernatural.
Written and illustrated by Joe Benitez with colors by Peter Steigerwald.
Debuting Fall 2010 through Aspen Comics.