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BC FCBD Roundup: Steampunk Intrigue with 'Lady Mechanika'

BC FCBD Roundup: Steampunk Intrigue with 'Lady Mechanika'

I know a few folks that wouldn't be able to come at all, so what are we to do? Did we miss out on all the goodies?[caption id="attachment_1028319" align="aligncenter" width="600"] //Credit: Benitez Productions[/caption]Where I can, I'll fill you in on where you can find some, if not all, of the comics that came out for[...]

Lady Mechanika: La Belle Dame Sans Merci #1 cover by Joe Benitez and Beth Sotelo

Lady Mechanika: La Belle Dame Sans Merci #1 Review – Steampunk PI Cyborg Adventure

She must go it alone.[caption id="attachment_880876" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Lady Mechanika: La Belle Dame Sans Merci #1 cover by Joe Benitez and Beth Sotelo[/caption]This is my first experience with the Lady Mechanika line of comic books I’m not much into steampunk in general, but this book did win me over with its charms and clever dialogue.This[...]


Legenderry Red Sonja

Writer's Commentary: Marc Andreyko on Legenderry Red Sonja #2

Dynamite has sent us a new writer’s commentary by Marc Andreyko for Legenderry Red Sonja #2 with a cover by Joe Benitez and interiors by Igor Lima.Red's return to the life of a pirate-for-hire puts her square in the middle of a High Seas gang war, which spells trouble for someone, but maybe not who you would[...]

Victor Llamas

Comic Inker Victor Llamas Passes Away at Age 41

The cause of death is said to have been medical complications after a lengthy hospital stay.Llamas got his break with Top Cow, honing his craft on the pencils of artists such as Marc Silvestri, David Finch, Billy Tan, Brandon Peterson and Joe Benitez He worked on some of the company's top characters like The Darkness,[...]

Red Sonja

Marc Andreyko To Write Legenderry: Red Sonja For Dynamite

It will have a cover by Joe Benitez.Writer Marc Andreyko (Love is Love, Manhunter) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to script a new series Legenderry: Red Sonja The series spins out of the 2013 Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure where Bill Willingham (Fables) re-imagined the publisher characters into a Steampunk world[...]

Writer's Commentary – Frank J. Barbiere On The Precinct #1

The commentary is for the first issue which came out today and features art by Crizam Zamora and a cover by Joe Benitez.Frank J Barbiere here, and I’m going to take you through the inaugural issue in a Writer’s Commentary that will shed a little light into the creative process and the mysteries at hand in The[...]


Things to Do In SoCal In February If You Like Comics

Starting at 7 PM, artist/writer Felipe Smith will be on hand to chat and ink your comics for you!February 13thLady Mechanika’s Joe Benitez (artist/creator) will appear at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena from 6 to 8 PM RSVP on Facebook for this free event.February 20thLocal indie publisher Fanboy Comics will present the launch of Fearworms: Selected[...]

Gail Simone Tops ComiXology Submit Sales For 2014

with Gail Simone, Jim Califiore, Gary Erskine, Joe Benitez, Karl Bollers, Larry Stroman, Rick Leonardi, Kate Leth, Erica Henderson and more leading the field... You know, people want to know where all the women and POC comic creators are? Right here it seems.And in Douglas Rushkoff's case, shows what you can do if you an get[...]

Joe Benitez Plans To Publish Three New Issues Of Lady Mechanika In Three Months

Lady Mechanika returns this February with a brand new issue 4, the fourth chapter of “The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse” from Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald.After leaving Aspen Press for pastures new, there hasn't been much seen of the steampunk corseted gal.Well, in February from Benitez Productions expect to see a collection of #0 and[...]


Free Comic Book Day… Psssh… How About Free Comic Book May?

They turn a one-day-a-year thing into a month long event.With stores in Winnetka and Pasadena (Home of the Tournament of Roses Parade), they have tapped creators like Joe Benitez, Chris Moreno, Mike Kunkel, Scott Koblish, Chris Burnham and Ray Frisen to do signings on the different weekends this month.For more information about the events scheduled,[...]

Joe Benitez Sharing The Artistic Process

Joe Benitez, creator of the Lady Mechanica series, was the artist on Detective Comics #823  back in 2006 and posted these images last night on his facebook page. This is Page 13 and as you can see the process from pencils, to inks and finally to colors Inker on the issue was Victor Llamas and colors[...]

Going On An Adventure – Legenderry #1 Trailer

The series has art by Sergio Fernandez Davila and covers by Joe Benitez.[youtube]http://youtu.be/bJna8jMDWqE[/youtube]Late last week we let you know that this series along with the other debute of the week Twilight Zone had their orders shorted by Diamond Comic Distributors So get to your shops early if you want to make sure you get a copy.More[...]

Bill Willingham Goes Steampunk With Dynamite Characters

The seven issues series for Dynamite Entertainment launches in January and will feature art by Sergio Fernandez Davila and covers by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika)."This is a story where I get to have my cake and eat it too," says Bill Willingham.  "I get to work with some of my favorite characters from comic books, prose,[...]

Let's get Grump out of bed

So let’s all gather up some motivation and help Grump get out of bed.The Kickstarter campaign features prints by Joe Benitez, Keu Cha, Kizer Stone, Beth Sotelo, and Peter Steigerwald Depending on how much you donate you can receive digital downloads, prints, trading cards, yourself in Sotelo’s unique Grump style, or everything.The characters are interesting[...]

Lady Mechanika Breaks Up With Aspen

Aspen has issued the following press release that they and Lady Mechanika creator Joe Benitez have parted company.And it reads like the press release from a Hollywood couple who have just realised that only one of them is actually a Scientologist. ASPEN COMICS AND JOE BENITEZ SEPARATEPress Release01-01-13Aspen and Joe Benitez announce they have amicably separated[...]

Bringing Alcohol To Comic Con – Think Again?

Many of you read about the antics of one Joe Benitez at the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards a week ago The day after, he was rather sheepish and on Sunday, he met the young girl who was in front of him at the show, apologised, and drew her a Snow White picture She seemed very[...]