The fan-favorite Steampunk comic series Lady Mechanika by Joe Benitez has found a new home at Image Comics. To celebrate the occasion, Image Comics will be releasing a Free Comic Book Day 2021 edition of the first appearance of the character on August 14. Then, a new Lady Mechanika story will launch in September. In addition, the entire backlist will become available from Image Comics as well, also launching in August with reprints of volume one in both trade paperback and hardcover editions. Seven more trade paperbacks and 5 hardcovers will also launch.
In Lady Mechanika, readers follow a young woman during the Victorian Era who is desperately in search of the secrets to her past—a past that left her with extraordinary, but unnatural, mechanical limbs.
Talking about the move, Benitez said:
I’m very excited that Lady Mechanika is moving to Image! We hope this move will provide an opportunity to share the series with a new, wider audience, and also give us more time to focus on our creative strengths while letting the experts at Image handle publishing and marketing. We have so many stories to tell, hopefully this will help us get more of them out faster. The next story arc we’re calling ‘The Monster of the Ministry of Hell-th’ will deal with a piece of Lady Mechanika’s haunted past. Check out a preview of the new book in our FCBD issue!
Inside the FCBD 2021 edition of Lady Mechanika, fans will find the stand-alone story “The Demon of Satan’s Alley” plus a preview of the new story, “The Monster of the Ministry of Hell-th.”