Very different than anything else that the publisher has in its stable, The Death Defying Dr. Mirage is on the way for this September.
Hot off the sold-out success of RAI #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – the next must-read series fromVALIANT FIRST by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Shadowman, Daredevil)! On September 3rd, death will be just the beginning when Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer goes beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into realms of the unknown!
Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.
“We started [by] talking about the afterlife and where the spirits go and the structure of the world outside this world for the Valiant Universe… There’s tons of possibilities. What we are looking to do is send [Shan] on this grand quest that also loops back into building on what this relationship was in her past with her dead husband and what it would mean to try and get him back,” writer Jen Van Meter told Comic Book Resources.
The year’s most astonishing adventure begins on September 3rd in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – featuring a cover by visionary artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!
Plus: for Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, delve deep into the dark world of Dr. Mirage with the special expanded THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Discover what awaits in the realms of Deadside and beyond with Jen Van Meter’s guide to the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story starring a World War II-era occult secret agent at the heart of Mirage’s quest; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the netherworld; and much more, only in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION!
And keep up with the rest of the VALIANT FIRST initiative’s brand new wave of #1 releases to discover a new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line each and every month! RAI #1 in May.ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September. With major, new #1 releases hitting stores all summer long, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head to the comic shop!
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Another new addition to the Valiant U here in this year of ‘Valiant First’, Dr Mirage spun out of the pages of another of the publisher’s supernaturally-tinged books Shadow Man. Keeping that same serious tone and adult theme, Dr Mirage looks like another winner for fans of the spooky and plain old weird too. Although it certainly doesn’t seem like she has the same sense of humor that Shadow Man has, however slight it might be.
Jen Van Meter takes the helm as writer for the new book with the stylish and moody pencils of Roberto De La Torres bringing the world go the new character to life when it lands on store shelves and digital download formats this September the 3rd from Valiant Comics.