The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #4

Writer: Jen Van Meter Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice...and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue - or give in to the wish for all she's ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 17, 2014

    I know this is just a mini-series, but I would love to see it continue. I know that Doc Mirage won't be gone forever, but I do hope that she'll return sooner rather than later. She has been a bright light in the Valiant Universe and shows how progressive and different the VU is. If you missed the earlier issues they are definitely worth check out in order to read this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Dec 17, 2014

    The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #4 is an excellent issue that moves the story forward tremendously while shedding light on the true motivations of those behind the scenes causing havoc in both the real world and spirit realm. It does this through the wonderful character development and flashbacks showing origins. And the perfect balance was struck using some flashbacks to add to the clear understanding of the bond between Shan and Hwen, and at times that even served as a stark contrast to the selfish motivations of others. And the artwork by Roberto de la Torre gave life to each of these situations. And with the way this issue ended I'm very anxious to see what unfolds in the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Dec 18, 2014

    Mini-series often lack the time constraints of a typical monthly title. Because Roberto De La Torre has more time to work, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage features some of his best published work in years. Theres some legitimately creepy and stunning imagery throughout these 32 pages. David Baron colours the issue in some sickly supernatural hues that mesh well with De La Torres signature style. The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #4 looks and reads beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 23, 2014

    With one more issue to go, the Death-Defying Doctor Mirage doesn't offer up too much in the way of surprises here. We get some good background material on Shan here which is very welcome as it explores the origins of the character in a good way and we get some decent minor bits with Ivros in understanding more of how Deadside works. I just don't find Deadside compelling, especially with the various environs that we see and the different text style, font and colors used that makes it harder to read. The book does do some good stuff when we get her reunited with Hwen and what obstacles they face, but it all pushes us towards that obvious and expected final challenge about who can really go back when the chips are down. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 16, 2014

    On the whole though, this still succeeds in the way that it is meant to. Once the confusion of the artwork is bypassed, the reader is left with a story that is full of both interesting plot twists as well as well-developed characters. The villains are evil and the heroes are good and neither in solely a superficial sense. The heroes face difficult choices from a moral standpoint and it is in those choices where the final issue of this series is headed. Read Full Review

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