Monday, November 24, 2014

Lady Mechanika Returns to Comic Shops in February 2015

Lady Mechanika returns this February with a brand new Issue 4, the fourth chapter of “The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse”. The series will continue to be written and drawn by Joe Benitez and colored by Peter Steigerwald, the original creative team.

Lady Mechanika debuted in 2010 and quickly became one of the best selling indie comic books, consistently selling out even with multiple printings. Lady Mechanika Issue 2 and Issue 3 were the #1 and #2 top selling small press comics, respectively, of 2011 according to Diamond sales charts. Publication of the series stopped after Issue 3 when publisher Aspen Comics and creator Joe Benitez decided to part ways.

The series will now be published by Benitez’s new publishing company, Benitez Productions. Benitez plans on producing several new Lady Mechanika books in the coming year:

“We want to have a new Lady Mechanika product on the shelves every month. The artwork for three issues of the next story arc is already completed and additional stories are in development. We hope that this will allow us to produce a monthly book without sacrificing quality. Quality remains our top priority.”

Lady Mechanika 4 will be available in comic book stores on February 18, 2015. In addition to Issue 4, Benitez Productions will also be producing two double-sized reprints collecting the previous four issues: Lady Mechanika 0-1 Collected Edition ships February 4th and Lady Mechanika 2-3 Collected Edition ships Febrary 11th. Lady Mechanika 5, the conclusion of the Mechanical Corpse story, is scheduled for release in March, with the second story arc, The Tablet of Destinies, debuting the following month in April.

Lady Mechanika is an action-adventure series set in Victorian England featuring a heroine with mechanical limbs of unknown origin, and her desperate search for the secrets to her past. Inspired by the popular steampunk genre, the series combines the elegance of the Victorian Era with more advanced science fiction technology.

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