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Lady Mechanika, Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey

(Lady Mechanika Volumes #3)

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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, T ...more
Paperback, 63 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Benitez Productions
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Freaking love these books! Will add pics later!!

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐺🐾
Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒


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Black magic, cults, dark secrets and a lot of action!

Lady Mechanika found a place where secret mechanical experiments took place and some kids were brutally murdered. She investigated the crime scene only to find out a couple of child-size dolls. The blood, tools and dissection table triggered memories of her past.



Desperate to find out what lies in her past and who is behind all these horrendous experiments to turn humans into mechanical beings, she embarked on a dangerous journ
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Alina
The graphics continues to amaze me, it must be the best I’ve met in any comics, or it just suits perfectly my tastes in this matter: the attention to details, the beautiful curves, just the right mix of époque and steampunk, even the gear contours. I also was well impressed by the story, quite on par with the previous Lady Mechanika volumes.

***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors in exchange for an honest review.
Gabrielle
Oh, book, why are you so short!!!

I was really looking forward to more Lady Mechanika, and when I got my hands on the third story, I couldn’t help but notice how thin it was. The artwork is as gorgeous (and as focused on her boobs) as usual, but it is almost half the length of the previous installments!

Regardless of how short the story is, its still a rather good one, this time exploring the Jewish myth of golems and how they fit into this steampunk universe. There’s more of Mr. Lewis in this vol
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Marjolein
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It's a shame that this volume is only 60 pages where the others were more than twice as long. It is no miracle that the story can not be very complicated in such a short time span, so the case was resolved rather quickly.

I still really liked the art and the characters though, and I'm already looking forward for the next volume!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest
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Florin Pitea
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Impeccable graphics, but disappointing because it was way too short. I'm already in line to buy the next volume, however.
Steve
I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Not a bad story, but extremely short, over a hundred pages shorter than the previous two volumes. As always, though, the artwork was fantastic.
Ari
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Still very enjoyable, and I loved to see Fred again, as well as meet the new Inspector Singh. But I definitely would have wanted it to be longer and have the story further developed.
Cisz Strasters
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love it!!! nu wil ik de rest ook hebben/lezen 😍
47Time
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-fantasy
Why do they draw the female characters in steampunk in such a sexy manner? I'm not complaining, but it must be uncomfortable with all that tight clothing, straps of leather and various metal accessories, right? But again, I'm certainly not complaining.

Then there's the dialogue. There's this exchange in the first issue.
Cabbie: The streets are dangerous at night.
Lady Mechanika: Sir... so am I.
How hot is that? And respectful to boot.

In West Abbey, a poor district in Mechanika City, a scientist is
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Yzabel Ginsberg
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]

Beautiful artwork like in the first two collected volumes. I didn’t notice the same ‘eye-candy’ level during action scenes as in the first volumes, which is good since it makes those scenes more believable. Exception made for the illustrations at the end, these are all fine since they’re meant to depict the character posing anyway. Also, they’re beautiful. The art and colours remain as enjoyable as ever.

While there’s no resolution as to Mechanik
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Chad
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Lady Mechanika takes on a steampunk version of golems. They've played with the legend some combining the legends with consciousness transfer.

As usual a fantastic visualized steampunk world. This volume continues the trend of this series feeling very static in that it's mostly people standing around having conversations. The last 15-20 pages of this one though is action-packed for a change.

Received an advance copy from Edelweiss and Diamond in exchange for an honest review.
Karissa
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

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
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Jessica Strider
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pros: beautiful artwork, interesting story, great characters

Cons: short

Lady Mechanika hears of a strange murder case where kidnapped urchin boys were found murdered next to mechanical parts. She starts investigating, wondering if this case could lead to information about her own origins.

As with the previous volumes, this one stands alone, though there is a quick, non spoilery callback for the events of volume 2. It’s only two issues, so the story is much shorter than those of the earlier graphic
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Sacha Valero
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great installment. The artwork is again beautiful and the writing a bit more solid than the previous volumes. Our mechanical heroine finds herself investigation the disappearance of some young boys in a bad part of town. Naturally, the local thugs demand a protection fee and naturally she convinces them against collecting it.

She's teamed up again with the inventor Archie Lewis along with a local detective who's been told to work on other, more important cases. Needless to say they track
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Timothy Boyd
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are into the Steampunk genre in any way then I think this is the comic for you. Very nice art and plot. Great background world. Nice visual and enjoyable read. Very recommended
Bob
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great steampunk mystery complete with missing children and a creepy toy maker. Excellent story and art. Highly recommended.
Rianna (RiannaBlok)
42/45 books read in 2017.

Beautiful art, lots of action, and an interesting premise all packed into a short story. It definitely added some extra information to the universe and I hope we will see more of that policeman in the future!
Devyn
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Goodreads.

It is simply incredible to be able to draw like that. With such detailed imagination and seemingly effortless skill, Lady Mechanika is a wonder to read.
The art in this book left me speechless. I could barely concentrate on the story by how distracted I was by the pictures. My eyes kept straying away from the words. I just wanted to sit and stare at each page, one by one, all day.
Good plot, too, though I would have preferred it being longer.
I'm invested now. I
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Sirene
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ihr kennt Lady Mechanika noch nicht? Steht aber auf Abenteuer, Action, Geheimnisse und berauschende Bilder? Tja, dann solltet ihr auf jeden Fall mal einen Blick in den Comic reinwerfen und glaubt mir, es wird euch nicht enttäuschen. Ein Steampunk-Schatz durch und durch!

Im zweiten Band fing ein neues Abenteuer für Lady Mechanika an und in “Die Schicksalstafel” geht es schnurlos damit weiter. Winifred, die Enkelin des Altertumsforschers Professor Thomsen, wurde entführt und Lady Mechanika ist ihr
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Kate (Looking Glass Reads)
It wasn’t too long ago that I discovered the Lady Mechanika graphic novel series, and its one I’ve come to look forward to reading each time I find a new volume. When I had the opportunity to read an early copy of Lady Mechanika Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey by M.M. Chen and Joe Benitez, I jumped on it.


Lady Mechanika is an engrossing steampunk adventure told in graphic novel format, and is a series I would recommend to all fans of both steampunk and graphic novels. This volume continues to
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I am going to have to concede that this is a guilty pleasure read. The art is lovely - from the panel designs to the color schemes - it's 1990s digital at its finest. There is a lot of talent here and it is quite apparent when devouring the lush visuals that we have true artistry at work. But the stories are, once again, very derivative and I find this series missing the alluring fantastical aspects of steampunk - the wo
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Kelly
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lovely Artwork, Okay Story

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Goodreads Giveaways.)

-- 3.5 stars --

So, full disclosure: I'm new to the Lady Mechanika series and wasn't sure how it would go, diving in in the middle like I did. But the cover caught my eye, so I entered (and won!) a copy through Goodreads, and here we are.

The copy on the back promises that Volume 3 is "a perfect entry point for readers," and so it is! Aside from a passing reference to "Pappy's di
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Barry
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this via Netgalley.

I quite enjoyed this graphic novel. It is my introduction to Lady Mechanika. Lady Mechanika is some kind of steampunk nanny that solves crimes and mysteries and is the third volume of the series set in a Steampunk Victorian England.

First of all, the artwork and colouring is excellent - I just love the ways the purples and browns are used. The book is beautiful and great to look at. Mechanika is excellent, there are some beautiful lines and curves to her -s
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Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
I received an eGalley from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, this in no way affects my review.

I really enjoyed this one! It's my first time reading a Lady Mechanika comic/graphic novel, and I would love to read the rest! I picked up this title because of the cover and title, but also because the blurb sounded interesting. While I wish it was longer, and that the story took a little longer to wrap up, I still enjoyed it. I loved the art, and the creepy setting was perfect! The character
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Wayne McCoy
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Lady Mechanika Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey' by M.M. Chen with art by Joe Benitez and Martin Montiel is the third volume in the series and I think the series is getting better all the time.

This time around, someone is kidnapping orphans. Lady Mechanika is joined by Inspector Singh. They find a mysterious toymaker, a dying man, and a strange religious ritual that all may be behind the disappearances.

The story is fun, the art is great, and the steampunk elements work really well together.
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Hannah
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this one, it was short and quick to the point, although if it was longer that would be better!

Interesting premise: boys are disappearing off the streets and a murderer with a dark plan is behind it all.

Some things are a bit predictable about this story, especially as to the motivation behind the crimes, but the take was interesting, as well as intelligent; it incorporated the idea of magic and steampunk mechanics nicely.

An intriguing, broody character is introduced in this volume, one
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Paul Franco
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is all about Jewish mysticism and immortality, so it helps to have an Anglo-Indian detective helping out, I guess.
Mechanika has grown quite a bit; in earlier issues she would have bitten off the head of the cabbie who intimated she needed a man to take care of her, but here she just laughs it off. Lewis’s grin at that is golden as well. And at the end I fully expected Singh to try to kiss her, with a possibility that she might let him rather than break his face. That’s how different s
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Devann
I received a free ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I really wish this volume had been longer because I think it could have definitely been the best volume of this series so far, but with only 3 issues there wasn't really sufficient time to set up and conclude the story. I definitely liked this though, it was great to see Winifred come back and I like Detective Singh as well. Also Lady Mechanika's clothing and poses in this volume were much more realistic so th
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Joe Benítez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as "JLA", "Superman/Batman", "Detective Comics", "Supergirl", and "Titans" for DC Comics and "The Darkness" for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series "Weapon Zero" and the dark fantasy mini-series "Magdalena: Blood Divine" for Image. In 2005, Joe published his first creator-owned mini-series "Wrait ...more

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Lady Mechanika Volumes (4 books)
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol.1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse
  • Lady Mechanika Vol. 2: The Tablet of Destinies
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4: Clockwork Assassin