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Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5: La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5: La Belle Dame Sans Merci (2019) Joe Benitez, M. M. Chen, Martin Montiel

La Belle Dame Sans MerciThis… did not end particularly well.

It wasn’t a cliff-hanger, but it also wasn’t clean.

Also, the next volume doesn’t exist right now, which doesn’t help.

So Mr. Archibald Lewis, Lady Mechanicka’s friend and Fred’s uncle, is a mess.

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But he’s learned something, that an arm, possibly one like Lady Mechanicka’s–has been discovered. In trying to learn more, Lady Mechanicka gets herself into trouble.

She does get some assistance from the Inspector, but he follows the law, and she does not always.

And then there is Fred, who is all but abandoned, and has to depend on her Uncle Lewis, who is a mess. And when he gets into more of a mess, Fred and Mechanicka have to save him–perhaps from himself.

I was very much reminded, both in the story and the art, of the ST:DS9 episode, The Muse. Which makes me wonder what mythology and fairy tales that story was based upon.

I do love the art, but I did find the ending less than satisfactory.

Publisher: Benitez Productions
Rating: 7/10

Categories: 7/10, British, Fantasy, Female, Graphic Novels, Steampunk     Comments (0)    

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