The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #3

Writer: Jen Van Meter Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
3.0User Rating

Down in the darkness!
Below the veil of the living world, deep in the lands of the dead, Dr. Mirage fights her way through the evils and monstrosities that besiege the spirits. But the real monsters live in the world above, where a sinister hit squad tries to put an end to Mirage's mission - permanently.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 5, 2014

    Since the very first issue I've wanted nothing more than to read more of Doctor Mirage. I don't want the series to end at all, but it only has two issues left. I'll be looking forward to those two issues, but I'll also be a little sad. I guess that's what a great mini-series is supposed to do though right? Yeah, it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 5, 2014

    The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #3 wonderfully answers the question of what became of Hwen Mirage through Shan's interesting journey in the spirit realm and her discoveries. Even the initial back story at the start of the issue pays dividends in the form of connecting it to current events in more than one way. The chain of events triggered by Mirage's journey has been fascinating and it becomes more intriguing but a lack of answers in the physical realm prevents the overall conspiracy that started everything from being clearer. However, I'm looking forward to the next issue especially since the conclusion of this one all but guarantees that the overall picture will be clearer soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Nov 5, 2014

    Roberto De La Torre opens his panels a bit more, giving his scenes some breathing room and allowing us to absorb the environment. Visually, the after-life is a hodgepodge of locations with little connection. A single conversation can take place in a city of damned souls for one minute, a swamp the next, and end in an open field. The shifting scenery is beautifully rendered, De La Torre's scratchy pencils provide a dark atmosphere punctuated by colourist David Baron's bloom. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Nov 10, 2014

    Roberto De La Torre's lines are sketchy and rough in a way that works perfectly for the book. The various denizens of the spirit world are all given their own visual flair-as is the world itself-and the world of the living is differentiated enough-with a style that De La Torre gives a more solid feel to-to make scene changes clear and meaningful but not jarring. Colorist David Baron doesn't go overboard complicating his work here, using a dual tone gradient effect in most places that works seamlessly with De La Torre's lines to craft the two worlds here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 5, 2014

    The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage is certainly a book that works a lot better when read in full rather than monthly installments, but it's also a book that if you go back and re-read the individual installments a couple of times and really delve into the panels you can get a lot more out of it. This isn't a book that's a superficial read where you skim and get it all. You have to dig into the dialogue and the artwork to really get the most out of it and then you have to connect it back to the previous issues as well. I'm struggling with the book in some ways and can see how it'll be a fantastic read as a trade, but I'm enjoying the challenge of it in individual form as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Nov 3, 2014

    Although already halfway through a short series, the story is finally one which I might recommend others to read. The series has faced an uphill battle thus far, both in introducing a brand-new character but also in introducing a brand-new realm. It took a couple of issues to sort through the confusion, but here in issue #3 the creative team has finally pulled together their talents into something more coherent. Read Full Review

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