Dr Mirage defies death in the second issue of Valiant’s newest

Spinning out of the pages of Shadowman, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage continues her quest into the world of the dead in issue 2.

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – arriving in stores on October 8th! After RAI… After ARMOR HUNTERS… The VALIANT FIRST initiative begins a breathtaking new journey into the realms of the unknown with an all-new mini-series debut from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artistRoberto de la Torre (DaredevilAge of Apocalypse)!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil will threaten her life on Earth…

“I think this is a really fun and interesting book because I think of it as mostly a quest narrative with a grown woman at its center,” writer Jen Van Meter told ComicsAlliance. “I don’t see a ton of those. I did want the first issue to feel magical. The trick was to give her this real technician’s personality. In the face of that, what would look awe-inspiring or stunning or shocking to her?”

Death is just the beginning…and, on October 8th, Dr. Mirage’s obsessive, astonishing quest into the lands of the dead to rescue her lost love continues in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – featuring a cover by fan-favorite artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

And don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this visionary new adventure in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – on sale September 3rd! Contact your local retailer to pre-order today, and be sure to look for the 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!

And just lie that, the supernatural side of Valiant’s superhero universe gets a little bigger. Featured in Shadowman last year and just hitting her stride in the first issue of her stand-alone mini-series next month, the good Doctor is truly something different in a universe of, well, different characters. Since its revival, Valiant has made a point of having all of their characters break molds and be unique, Doctor Mirage is no different in that respect.

How she is outside the norm though is that she’s the first solo female hero in Valiant’s stable and that her story has a very supernatural theme, one that even the more suprehero-y Shadowman doesn’t. Jen Van Meter brings that eerie story of love lost to life, while Roberto De La Torre’s incredibly atmospheric and dark visuals tell the tale visually. So far, it seems like the pair are pure gold, with advanced praise reaching some impressive heights.

The first issue of the new book hits stands on September 3rd, which is just a few weeks away, while issue 2 will be at retail on October 8th- which is just what the doctor (sorry) ordered for a little early Halloween reading.

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