DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: 2ND LIVES (Van Meter/De La Torre)

La scénariste Jen Van Meter et le dessinateur Roberto De La Torre se retrouveront fin 2015 à l’occasion du lancement d’une nouvelle mini-série The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage en quatre chapitres sous-titrés Second Lives.

Après avoir retrouvé le fantôme de son mari Hwen, Shan Mirage est maintenant en quête d’un corps pour le ressusciter. The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1 sortira en décembre 2015.

[quote]#ValiantSummit: Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre Resurrect THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 – Coming in December!

In time, even the dead may die…and, this December, Valiant’s premier husband-and-wife paranormal investigation unit is all that stands between the mortal world and an unrelenting force hellbent on the annihilation of all souls…dead and alive!

Valiant is proud to announce THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) – the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s hit series, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, from the returning creative team of Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! At last, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are back with the much-anticipated sequel to their critically adored, sold-out debut…and an all-new jumping-on point for one of the most sought-after couples in comics!

Shan and Hwen Mirage lived their lives thrall to an epic love that few will ever have…and died tragically before their time. Pulled back alone from beyond the brink of death, Shan thought she had lost her beloved husband and soulmate forever. But, gifted with the power to speak with the dead and armed with years of experience in the otherworldly, she braved the depths of the underworld and returned her husband’s lost spirit to the land of the living. Now reunited, Shan and Hwen once again have a bright future ahead of them…but Hwen is still an intangible spirit of the dead. Though his company is a comfort to Shan, he still cannot open a spell-book, lift an occult artifact, wield an instrument of power…or so much as touch his wife.

With their options exhausted, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are about to risk everything and enact a dangerous spell to restore Hwen’s solid form…and grant his ghost a second life. But, in the wrong hands, their ancient rite will become a tool of terror – and unleash a force of pure, homicidal evil that lusts for the murder of the living and the dead alike…a torturous death that obliterates not just everything a person ever had in this world, but everything their ghost will be in the next!

Now Shan and Hwen Mirage must stop the vile being they’ve unwittingly released…but even they can’t do it alone. And, soon, they’ll be forced to turn for help to the last devil they ever want to deal with…

“I’m thrilled that the response to the first series was such that Valiant wanted me to do more, and this seemed the most natural of the ideas to pursue next… This is a comic book about a kind of funny, but bad-tempered gal and her ghost husband fighting ghost crime and hanging with their witch friends and being awesome,” said writer Jen Van Meter. “But I’d love it if the the readers and we can get to the end and have shared a story that maybe says a couple thoughtful things about the hard work that goes into rebuilding a relationship after time apart and after, in some sense, serious injury.”

This December, the death-defying Doctors Mirage delve into the darkness behind the Valiant Universe for a daring new limited series adventure! Don’t miss the next installment of one of 2014’s most acclaimed new series here as Shan and Hwen Mirage discover the true price of love lost and devotion returned in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) – featuring covers byKevin Wada (She-Hulk) and more! [/quote]

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Ci-dessous, six couvertures variantes de Death-Defying Dr. Mirage: Seconde Lives #1 par Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Wada, Khari Evans, Katie Skelly et Colleen Coover. Elles sont suivies par les six premières pages illustrées par De La Torre.

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[quote]The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage: Second Lives #1
Story by Jen Van Meter
Art by Roberto De La Torre
Colors by David Baron
Letters by Dave Lanphear
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Kevin Wada, Roberto De La Torre, Colleen Coover , Khare Evans , Katie Skelly
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Dec 23rd, 2015
In time, even the dead may die…and, now, after multiple 2015 Harvey Award nominations, the most sought-after couple in comics returns with an all-new adventure from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)!
Occult investigators Shan and Hwen Mirage lived their lives in the thrall of an epic love that few will ever have…until Hwen died tragically before his time. Now, after a perilous trip through the underworld, Shan and Hwen have been reunited…but Hwen is still an intangible spirit of the dead - incapable of opening a spellbook or even touching his wife.
Their options exhausted, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are about to enact a dangerous spell to restore Hwen’s solid form…and grant his ghost a second life. But, in the wrong hands, their ancient rite will become a tool of terror - and unleash a force of pure, homicidal evil that lusts for the murder of the living and the dead alike… a torturous death that obliterates not just everything a person ever had in this world, but everything their ghost will be in the next![/quote]

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[quote]The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage: Second Lives #2
Story by Jen Van Meter
Art by Roberto De La Torre
Colors by David Baron
Letters by Dave Lanphear
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Kevin Wada, Roberto De La Torre
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jan 13th, 2015
A lethal menace has been loosed on the world and everyone – alive or dead –is in harm’s way!
Shan Fong-Mirage is married to a ghost – the late Hwen Mirage, who she herself pulled back from the brink of eternal imprisonment in the underworld. But this team of paranormal investigators has discovered that even the unliving like Hwen can be killed…and that their own research has unwittingly freed a malevolent spirit from a centuries-old enchantment. Now innocent victims – both among the living and dearly departed – are being massacred. To set this right, the Mirages need to unlock another copy of the ancient spell…and only one other paranormal collector has it. And so now the good doctors must pay a house call to an old enemy…[/quote]

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[quote]THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #3

Written by: Jen Van Meter.

Art by: Roberto De La Torre.

Covers by: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Kevin Wada, Bilquis Evely, Jeffrey Veregge.

Description: Shan Fong-Mirage thought she had solved the riddle of her ghostly husband. They thought the magic of an ancient scroll, the Secunda Vita, could restore Hwen Mirage’s physical form. But the spells in the scroll are deadly, and after spending decades trapped within its words, the malevolent and corrupted spirit of a long-dead sorcerer has been freed to wreak lethal havoc on Earth! To stop this dark force once and for all, Shan and Hwen Mirage must marshal an alliance of old friends and new enemies, of the living and the dead. If they should fail? The living will die…and the dead will be extinguished in this life and the next!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Feb. 10. [/quote]

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[quote]THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #4 (of 4)

Written by JEN VAN METER

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Cover B by KEVIN WADA

Cover C by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Variant Cover by MAËLLE DOLIVEUX

The living. The dead. The good. The wicked. And a husband and wife trapped in the middle, the only ones who might prevent them all from crashing together…

An evil spirit, dead for decades, has usurped all the power of the enchanted scroll that Shan and Hwen Mirage needed to save their lives together. Now they have no scroll, no power, and an unstoppable enemy with the power of death at its fingertips. As this specter of doom leaps from body to body, leaving extinction in his wake, the Mirages know the only way to defeat him…win or lose, live or die…is by making the ultimate sacrifice.

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver the dizzying, devastating climax for Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated adventurers…and, for the living and the dead, nothing will ever be the same!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 23[/quote]

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