The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #2

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #2

Writer: Jen Van Meter Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A lethal menace has been loosed on the world and everyone - alive or dead - is in harm's way!

Shan Fong-Mirage is married to a ghost - the late Hwen Mirage, who she herself pulled back from the brink of eternal imprisonment in the underworld. But this team of paranormal investigators has discovered that even the unliving like Hwen can be killed...and that their own research has unwittingly freed a malevolent spirit from a centuries-old enchantment. Now innocent victims - both among the living and dearly departed - are being massacred. To set this right, the Mirages need to unlock another copy of the ancient spell...and only one other paranormal collector has it. And so now the good doctors must pay a house call to an old enemy...

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 19, 2016

    The b-plot doesnt work. Leo, the producer of Doctor Mirages reality show, tries to cast a stand-in for the deceased Hwen. Its a distraction. The rest of the cast is quite well realized. I like Seline, the sex magician, and her family of occultists. I hope they stick around. They animate the world with the strange roles they play. It's the little details that make Second Lives #2 a fine read. More of this, Valiant! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 14, 2016

    The various aspects of this storyline in play are firming up here and there, but for me it's just a real treat to watch Hwen and Shan at work and interacting with each other. Jen Van Meter definitely has her finger on the pulse of their relationship and through that prism we see the rest of the world, which is really engaging with all its little details. Roberto De La Torre again delivers a fantastic work with its dark and raw beauty in the artwork and I always feel like it's something that doesn't get anywhere near the attention it deserves. Often I find this particular style ill suited for a lot of books, especially with the heavy dark coloring applied to it, but as we get further into the spiritual and occult, the more it feels like it gives it the richness it needs. There's a lot of really fantastic work with the visuals here and he and Van Meter are ideally paired for this work in a way that has me uncertain it could be done by anyone else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jan 12, 2016

    The Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Secret Lives #2 raises the stakes and takes readers deeper into the secret lives of paranormal experts. This is an excellent miniseries and shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 11, 2016

    Another solid entry on the shelves for Valiant. Read Full Review

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