Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la MuerteToday is Dia de los Muertos, and I have a spooky treat for you.  This is a nice little story if you are looking for seasonal reads to enjoy with all the festivities of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.

This is a side story from Lady Mechanika's past.  There is significance in character building, but none towards the plot that has been building in Volumes 1-4.  

Lady Mechanika has just lost Dallas and headed to the remote village of Santa Catarina.  She is trying to hide from her pain but has arrived in Mexico during the Dia de los Muertos festival.  The citizens convince her to participate as it will be more healing than hiding in her room getting drunk.

The citizens do not know, however, that Lady Mechanika always manages to run into the wrong people when she is on holiday.  The Jinentes del Infierno have been taxing the village for years as an order of protection.  Of course, Lady Mechanika can't abide bullying, so she gets involved.

The three comic set is short and sweet and a great Mexican culture representation.  How we deal with the loss of our loved ones is perfect for Dia de los Muertos, and the eerie coloring and gory plot are perfect for Halloween.