The first wave of the Valiant relaunch in 2012 was full of unique and quality titles, with Jen Van Meter and Roberto De La Torre’s The Death Defying Doctor Mirage being arguably the best of the bunch. Though that duo is not returning, the character is in a new series coming in August 2019. Though it has a high standard to live up to, readers should be curious to see if Mags Visaggio, Nick Robles, and Jordie Bellaire are up to the task.
See below for the official press release.
New DOCTOR MIRAGE 👻 Series From Mags Visaggio and Nick Robles
New York, NY (May 9, 2019) – A brand-new DOCTOR MIRAGE series will be conjured by Eisner Award-nominated writer Magdalene “Mags” Visaggio (Eternity Girl), artist Nick Robles (Euthanauts), Eisner Award-nominated colorist Jordie Bellaire (The Vision), and letterer Dave Sharpe (Harley Quinn)!
How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal detective Doctor Shan Fong Mirage had the ability to see and talk to the dead. Except the dead have gone silent, their spirits mysteriously vanished, including Hwen, her deceased husband. Now, Doctor Mirage must face the most challenging question of her life: Is she dead but doesn’t know it?Art by Nick Robles and Jordie Bellaire
“We’re going to visit the parts of Hell even the devil is afraid to go,” teased Mags. “I get to tell a story about someone in her own personal year zero, rebuilding her life from its literal wreckage. I’ve been dying to write Doctor Mirage, she’s a really fascinating character, existing on the edges of a vast and undefined magical universe.”
Nick is having a blast playing around in Valiant’s supernatural sandbox. “The genre offers a lot of chances to play with texture, patterns, and things that depict magical and ethereal subjects in fun ways.” Fans can expect some spellbinding pencils from the artist. “It really opens the door to crawl out of the box of rules and forge some interesting visuals. I’m having a lot of fun with ways to push and pull this wonderfully weird comic that we’re creating.”Art by Nick Robles and Jordie Bellaire
Valiant Editor Lysa Hawkins is especially enthusiastic about the mystical mission. “Doctor Mirage is a favorite of mine. In this tale, Shan goes on the ‘classic’ hero’s journey, with many crazy detours on the way. Looking for answers in the most unlikely of places (and people), Doctor Mirage’s inner search is unlike anything anyone has ever seen before.”
The paranormal puzzle begins in DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 this August.
About Magdalene Visaggio
Magdalene Visaggio is the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of Eternity Girl, Morning in America, and Kim & Kim. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, she moved to NYC after college and abandoned plans to join the clergy to write comic books where people hit each other with guitars. When she’s not writing comics she’s probably just watching TV or something.
About Nick Robles
Nick Robles is a freelance artist from southern Louisiana. Self-taught, he works with digital art as his main medium and has been focusing on comics in recent years. He’s been published by BOOM!, IDW, BLACK CROWN, VAULT, DARK HORSE and continues to grow that list with a love for art and creating with passionate storytellers.
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, founded by Dan Mintz, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Instagra
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