The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse, Part One last edited by Darkside_of_the_Sun on 05/18/18 08:30PM View full history

From the imaginative mind of Joe Benitez with colors by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, comes this all-new supernatural action-adventure series! The tabloids dubbed her 'Lady Mechanika', the sole survivor of a psychotic serial killer's three-year rampage through London. Found locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst countless corpses and body parts, with her own limbs amputated and replaced with mechanical components, her life began anew. With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady 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 has never stopped searching for answers... Now, brought into a case unlike any before, Lady Mechanika will have to rely on her advantage in all things occult and paranormal in order to solve the case and possibly unlock the secrets to her past!

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
ARegular Retail EditionJoe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald


BVariant Retail EditionJ. Scott Campbell & Peter Steinwald


CRetailer Incentive EditionJoe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald14
DRetailer Incentive EditionJ. Scott Campbell & Peter Steinwald15 Exclusive Edition (Limited to 750 copies)Joe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald16
FSecond PrintingJoe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald12
GEmerald City Comic Con 2012 Exclusive Edition (Limited to 1500 copies)Joe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald7 Exclusive Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)Joe Benitez & Peter Steingerwald6
RThird Printing (February 2012)Joe Benitez & Peter SteingerwaldMissing
BlankBlank Sketch Cover (Limited to 200 numbered copies)None(2-5, 8-11)

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Mechanika 1 0

Note: I did not read issue #0.Story: We are introduced to a world obsessed with mechanical engineering. More specifically, mechanically engineering humans. The reader is also introduced to Lady Mechanika who tries to solve a new problem while we figure out parts of her past along the way. The good: Right away the cover art drew me in to this issue. I'm not sure what it why, but this may be my favorite cover art of the year so far. There's nothing flashy and it is quite detailed and classy. In fa...

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I don't usually stray outside my DC bubble but I love steampunk enough that the cover of issue 0 attracted me and lead me to this.  The Good: The art! It is beautiful it really captures the feel of the story and the detail is amazing. lady Mechanika herself is also a facinating character that I cannot wait to learn more about her personality and her forgotten background. The issue flows and introduces new characters. The story itself is captivating and draws you into the world more than hat the ...

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