Reading Level: Teen
Genre: Graphic Novel/Steampunk
Length: 64 Pages
Publisher: Benitez Productions
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd volume in the Lady Mechanika TP series
Source: eGalley from Edelweiss.com
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Lady Mechanika’s investigation into the murders of “undesirable” children in Mechanika City triggers an unexpected reaction from her subconscious self. But are they truly lost memories finally surfacing after so many years, or just simple nightmares? And what connection does the killer have to Lady Mechanika’s past? Collects the complete third Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Lost Boys of West Abbey, including extra pages which were not published in the original comic books.”
I got a copy of this graphic novel to review through Edelweiss. This was another amazing installment in the Lady Mechanika series. I absolutely love this graphic novel series. The characters and stories are highly entertaining and the illustration is amazingly detailed and well done.
In this volume some missing children are brought to Lady Mechanika; this coupled with some mysteries around a mechanical toy maker’s shop lead Lady Mechanika to believe that this mystery might be right in her area of speciality.
Lady Mechanika teams up with a delightful inspector to check things out. What follows is a number of excellent action scenes full of witty banter and steampunky goodness. We also get some scenes where Lady Mechanika has flashbacks to her forgotten past, which only deepens the mystery surrounding her origins further.
The illustration is amazing. There is so much wonderful detail in all the Victorian clothing and mechanical contraptions; I absolutely love it. The colors are rich and muted and fit the tone of the story perfectly.
Overall I absolutely loved this highly entertaining installment of the Lady Mechanika series. The story, the characters, the illustration…all of it is highly entertaining and just perfect! I would definitely recommend to fantasy and steampunk fans alike!