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From the back alleys of Mechanika City to the Sahara Desert, these collected volumes follow Lady Mechanika on her adventures to right wrongs and attempt to discover the secrets of her past.

After reading the Day of the Dead special, I went back to read the first three collections of this series. Other than the art; which has the sad tendency to forget human women have internal organs, these are some pretty cool adventures. So far, the core cast is Lady Mechanika herself, her drunken friend Mr. Lewis, and a genius kid, Winifred. They all do hold their own weight without dragging the story down or getting annoying. The side characters are bad-ass and cool as well.

These are just fun reads and (aside for missing waists) beautiful to look at. Everything is vibrant and detailed and details are important in a steampunk setting because the art needs to show how all the gears and machinery work and that they can believably function within their universe.

Colelctively, this series kept me reading and wanting more. I look forward to the next one. 3.7 out of 5.

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