The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1
Valiant (digital exclusive edition posted to comiXology September, 2014)
WRITER: Jen Van Meter
ARTIST: Roberto de la Torre
COLORIST: David Baron
COVER ART: Travel Foreman
LETTERER: Dave Lanphear
EDITOR: Alejandro Arbona
Doctor Mirage is a paranormal investigator and occasional medium. She’s hired to help a man named March. March was part of a government project to find paranormal objects and find occult items before the Russians found them but one of his missions bound him to a demon. Somehow Mirage believes trying to separate them will give her the chance to find her lost husband. So she reluctantly accepts the mission, which means a trip to the…spirit plane I guess?
On the technical side this is easy to review. The art is good, the story appears solid, and while you don’t get Mirage’s full story you learn she’s of mixed race, Cambodian being one of them, what she does, and how deep into the occult she is. Like I said, on the technical side everything is fine.
However, between my own tastes and my spiritual beliefs as a Christian this is totally not my kind of comic. How this comic approaches the occult is something I can’t bring myself to care about, never mind tell you what it gets right. I’m not sure why I added this comic to my collection unless I didn’t read the description and just went with the name or if this is one of the samples I got when I signed up. At any rate, there are previews on comiXology’s page for you to decide if you want to look further but this is something I just cannot give a proper recommendation of since my world view leads to not doing so.