The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Jen Van Meter writes, Roberto de la Torre draws and David Baron colors.

The loss of Shan’s husband is still very fresh, and probably made more so because she can’t sense him at all. But she knows she needs to get on with her life. So she’s taking some small jobs to try to get back into it. She’s approached about a big job, though, and the money is too good to turn down. It doesn’t take long before Shan starts to wonder if this job might lead her back to Hwen.

As a character, Shan is not in a good place here. And she’s being led down a dangerous path by something she’s pretty sure she can’t trust. But she has to know, and her grief and her abilities work together to make her a compelling character. There’s also a really cool ethereal sense to the art, with lines and colors blending together in ways that almost don’t fit quite right (if that makes sense – it works really well within the story).

This book has some interesting supernatural stuff as well as an emotional backstory, which gives it a depth that many books don’t have. Pick it up today.

THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 is available now at your FLCS or at valiantuniverse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )