Here in Legenderry, readers will find a similar theme in that the characters are steampunk reimaginings of some of Dynamite's most successful licenses.
In issue #1 we were introduced primarily to Vampirella, and here in issue #2, though Vampirella is present, the focus is largely on two of the other well known Dynamite heroes, The Green Hornet and Kato.
This issue picks up where the first left off, as Magna Spadarossa, a girl we were introduced to as she crashed in to Vampirella's nightclub while on the run from a gang of persuers, is being transported the day after her incident at the club by Vampirella's hired help.
The help comes in the form of familiar faces, The Green Hornet and Kato, and they swiftly take Magna away in the Black Beauty, which in Legenderry is a horse-drawn carriage, not the car we are all familiar with. While leaving the city, they are attacked by the same identically-faced assailants that were in pursuit of Magna the previous evening.
As The Green Hornet and Kato battle a top Black Beauty, they abandon the carriage for a new escape vehicle, the Black Beauty 2, a steam-powered dirigible. While their pursuers manage to track down and board the blimp, The Green Hornet and Kato have already successfully moved Magna to another, larger safe house in the sky.
This issue leaves us with Magna discovering that she has benefactors aboard the blimp who have set her up financially, and prepared for her transport to, presumably, another safe location.
We still don't know what information Magna has that makes her so sought after, but that will undoubtedly be revealed over the coming issues.
Legenderry is off to an interesting start, and seeing steampunk versions (while not for everyone) of Dynamite's most famous heroes is something different, and is an interesting read if you are already familiar with some or all of these characters. The art is good, if not particularly memorable, and the nice covers by Joe Benitez are a bonus for fans of his work. Not to mention that this may be the only way to see him doing anything now, because it sure looks like Lady Mechanika isn't ever going to see another issue...
Overall, a worthwhile read for fans of the Dynamite stable of heroes or fans of steampunk.