The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #4

Writer: Jen Van Meter Artist: Roberto de la Torre, Al Barrionuevo, Brian Level Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

An evil spirit, dead for decades, has usurped all the power of the enchanted scroll that Shan and Hwen Mirage needed to save their lives together. Now they have no scroll, no power, and an unstoppable enemy with the power of death at its fingertips. As this specter of doom leaps from body to body, leaving extinction in his wake, the Mirages know the only way to defeat him…win or lose, live or die…is by making the ultimate sacrifice.

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver the dizzying, devastating climax for Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated adventurers…and, for the living and the dead, nothing will ever be the same!

  • 8.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Mar 24, 2016

    This finale was epic and satisfying. There is some closure, for now, about the Mirage's want to be corporal. The art was good, giving a dazzling looking finale. The mystical power of the pages make for a spectacle and the characters truly makes this a better experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 23, 2016

    Jen Van Meter has made Doctor Mirage fun and the book works with just four issues by not drawing this out further than it needed to be. Roberto De La Torre and David Brown really nail things in this installment as it feels more colorful and varied in a lot of sequences and that's breathing some new life into it compared to the more subdued installments we've had previously. As a miniseries finale it certainly brings everything to a close with a hint of what can come next so I definitely like it in that regard. I just wish I felt like a little more was accomplished than actually was since this isn't a regular ongoing book and it'll be some time before we get another advantage. There's a good sense of hope and loss to what's going on here and that's to the series advantage, but the romantic in me wishes a little more had happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Mar 22, 2016

    The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #4 does not disappoint. Readers who have been following this miniseries will be satisfied with both the story itself and the beautiful depictions of their world. Our heroes find a resolution to the immediate threat, but not without some unexpected events. There is a sense of closure and a message of the hope that love brings, along with a hint that something wicked this way may come. Read Full Review

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