Doctor Mirage #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Nick Robles Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead-an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work? Will she figure out her fate and the fate of the one she loves the most? Valiant's gripping supernatural mystery starts here!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Mirage #1 is the best first issue I've read in quite some time. This is an example of a writer and artist that are perfectly in sync enough to put on a creation clinic. If you're interested in the witchcraft and the craft of comics, there's not many better places to look. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 27, 2019

    Doctor Mirage is already poised to be a modern classic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 28, 2019

    DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 Is a mind-bending gorgeous first issue that will draw you in with it's enchanting art, then smack you with it's emotional story. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 30, 2019

    Doctor Mirage #1 shatters expectations with a story that tugs at your heart and toys with your imagination, resulting in what could be the standout hit of 2019. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 28, 2019

    Whether this is your first time reading a Doctor Mirage or you're returning to the character then you're going to find a very compelling story. The creative team have delivered far above what I was expecting from the comic; in a week with some great reads hitting the racks, this is one that may get missed by too many people. Which is a shame because it's one of the best that I've read so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 2, 2019

    It's a fast, interesting (and surprising) take on the series, and with bright, energetic artwork and lots of twists in the story, it'soff to an excellent start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 27, 2019

    Doctor Mirage is back, or almost so, and from where exactly is not immediately clear, but regardless, this is the place to be for psychedelic ghost talking and a dramatic escape from nightmarish, seemingly self-imposed isolation. All is not what it seems, and that is pretty much the point. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 29, 2019

    A crazy, emotion romp through the more psychedelic side of the Valiant universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 28, 2019

    No matter the hero, the supernatural experience is never something to pass up. Certainly not for Doctor Mirage who takes us right back into the realm of life and death. And as they, this is a gripping tale when we are exploring the lengths that someone is willing to go to defy death for the one they love most. Don't you want to see that happy ending? Because I sure do. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 29, 2019

    I love the various magical elements we get here but I also love all the detail of just how bad off Shan's home is here and what Robles put into the backgrounds to really make it come to life. Definitely a great starting point all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geek'd Out - Kevin Alvarez Aug 28, 2019

    The focus on the minutiae of the day and what it all means in the process of recovery makes this book a stand-out, and anyone who likes their heroes with some serious emotional stakes is going to enjoy this one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 24, 2019

    The afterlife has a very distinct feel in the hands of Visaggio, Robles, and Bellaire. Given how extensively its been explored in horror and fantasy fiction, thats quite an accomplishment in and of itself. Visaggio sets up a huge challenge for herself given the promise of an adventure that mirrors into an inverted reflection of the ancient Greek tale of Orpheus descent into the underworld to rescue Eurydice. This could be a really fun journey. Given Visaggios thoughtful treatment of the opening chapter, theres every reason to think this is going to be a powerful mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 21, 2019

    Doctor Mirage takes a deep look at the character, breaking her down to the core components. I'm excited to see how she'll be built back up again and who she'll become along the way. It's clear we're in for a big supernatural adventure here and we're just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Aug 28, 2019

    It's so exciting to see Doctor Mirage getting her own series again. And Doctor Mirage #1 certainly starts the series off with a bang. The twists in the first issue alone are enough to get readers coming back for more. I'm looking forward to seeing how this series will progress. Read Full Review

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