Monday, January 19, 2015

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #5

   The original Second Life of Doctor Mirage series (1993) featured a loving couple who are separated when Carmen's husband Hwen is magically transformed into a ghost-like existence, where he can't come into contact with the living.

   This new take on the series - now titled The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage - offers a different take, as Hwen is killed outright, and his wife Shan, a parapsychologist, tries to make contact with his spirit on the other side of the veil.

   But there are complications, as evil forces on both sides of life and the afterlife plot an invasion of demons from the other side - and the only hope of stopping it involves the ultimate sacrifice.

   The story by writer Jen Van Meter moves along quickly and grimly, and the art by Roberto De La Torre is dark and chaotic - a good fit.

   The story only suffers in comparison to the lighthearted take of the original series, which I liked a lot - but there's a lot to recommend here, especially for fans of horror tales.

Grade: B


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like that cover. I've never read the original series, but the way you described it sounds interesting. I may have one around here I picked up from a bargain bin, going to have to look at it.