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The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage – Creepy Good Reading


Valiant’s got two promising titles for their new Valiant First line. The Delinquents has got to be an all-out home run, with two known and beloved teams (Archer & Armstrong, Quantum & Woody), but Doctor Mirage promises something entirely different – a paranormal, creepy thrill ride.

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage - Creepy Good Reading

Shan Fong is Doctor Mirage, a woman who can talk to the dead. She was a paranormal investigator, but seems to have lost her taste for it; possibly for reasons involving her now-dead husband, Hwen. Who also happens to be the one dead soul that she can’t communicate with.

Doctor Mirage is hired by an occultist with a military past for a job that she initially balks at – until her husband’s name comes up. Now, Shan Fong is going into the underworld, on a job that involves Nazis, occultism, and a dubious employer.

The book really intrigued me. There’s a good story setup, both for Shan Fong’s backstory and the actual plot itself. I thought I was going to be tired of the “burned out, hard-boiled detective with a past,” but this paranormal spin gives it a tweak and makes it interesting. I’m with you, Jen Van Meter – let’s see where this story goes. Four out of five astral plane walks.

Doctor Mirage goes on sale September 3rd – make sure to ask your comic book store to stock it.

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Writer: Jen Van Meter
Artist: Robert de la Torre
Publisher: Valiant
Price: $3.99
On-Sale: September 3, 2014
Diamond ID: JUL141476

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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