Lady Mechanika comes to Cincinnati

mainpicAs many of you will already know, the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day. There have been several Steampunk comics that have emerged over the last few years and perhaps one of the best is the Lady Mechanika series written and illustrated by Joe Benitez with colors by Peter Steigerwald.

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.

Joe BLady Mechanika‘s creator Joe Benitez will be appearing at the Cincinnati Comic Expo this September. He is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as “JLA”, “Superman/Batman”, “Detective Comics”, “Supergirl”, and “Titans” for DC Comics and “The Darkness” for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series “Weapon Zero” and the dark fantasy mini-series “Magdalena: Blood Divine” for Image. In 2005, Joe published his first creator-owned mini-series “Wraithborn” through Wildstorm. In 2009, he stepped in to finish up Michael Turner’s run on “Soulfire”. Learn more about Benitez and his work at www.JoeBenitez.com

In September the Pandora Society will be a part of the Cincinnati Comic Expo with the management of the Steampunk Bazaar on the show floor, running panel programming, and presenting the infamous Time Travelers’ Ball on Saturday, September 20th. More details about the Time Travelers’ Ball coming soon . . .

 

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