Hello and welcome to December. Can you believe that we are here already? I know that I am having trouble with that little bit of information but its indeed the truth. Let’s start off the month by getting to the comic book solicitations and I’ll start off with the first issues and a couple of other interesting items coming from our friends at Valiant Entertainment (Valiant Comics). The artwork and description come from their press resources and then I’ll return with some thoughts. Here we go.
The Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1: In time, even the dead may die…and, now, after multiple 2015 Harvey Award nominations, the most sought-after couple in comics returns with an all-new adventure from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! Occult investigators Shan and Hwen Mirage lived their lives in the thrall of an epic love that few will ever have…until Hwen died tragically before his time. Now, after a perilous trip through the underworld, Shan and Hwen are reunited…but Hwen is still an intangible spirit of the dead – incapable of opening a spellbook or even touching his wife. Their options exhausted, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are about to enact a dangerous spell to restore Hwen’s solid form…and grant his ghost a second life. But, in the wrong hands, their ancient rite will become a tool of terror – and unleash a force of pure, homicidal evil that lusts for the murder of the living and the dead alike… a torturous death that obliterates not just everything a person ever had in this world, but everything their ghost will be in the next!
Writer: Jen Van Meter; Penciler: Roberto de la Torre; Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Kevin Wada, Roberto de la Torre, Khari Evans, Katie Skelly, Colleen Coover