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It’s a New Dark Chapter in Joe Benitez’s Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry

Joe Benitez explores the mysterious origins of his eponymous steampunk adventuress in the forthcoming Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell. This upcoming, four-issue tale will launch from Image Comics in December.

A deluxe version with additional behind-the-scenes content on the making of this book and featuring homage variant covers by Benitez in tribute to the Image founders will also be available in a Kickstarter campaign launching later this month.

Set in an asylum full of grotesque inmates, sadistic guards, and a fanatical doctor, Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell introduces readers to a young lady who wakes to find her arms and legs have been replaced with mechanical limbs. But who among this gruesome menagerie is the true monster of the Ministry of Hell? The origins of the notorious Lady Mechanika!

Lady Mechanika can best be described as the character-driven storytelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress wrapped in a dark Victorian atmosphere similar to Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy.

Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 8:

  • Cover A by Benitez – Diamond Code OCT210009
    Cover B by Olivier Vatine – Diamond Code OCT210010
    Cover C by Benitez 1:10 copy incentive – Diamond Code OCT210011
Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell
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