The holidays are just around the corner and hitting the comic shop on Wednesday is a new batch of books from Valiant that includes the new Death-Defying Doctor Mirage series, an issue of Bloodshot Reborn and the end of The Orphan saga in Rai.
THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4)
Written by JEN VAN METER Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC, KEVIN WADA, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, KHARI EVANS, KATIE SKELLY and COLLEEN COOVER
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 are 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!
BLOODSHOT REBORN #9
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by BUTCH GUICE Covers by MICO SUAYAN , DAVE JOHNSON, GLENN FABRY, ROBERT GILL and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
BLOODSHOT VERSUS BLOODSHOT! The epic finale to "THE HUNT" brings Ray Garrison face-to-face with the nanite-infected mass murderer that has wreaked havoc across Colorado. But will Ray be able to pull the trigger when he discovers the identity of his adversary? Or will he succumb to the dark whispers of the nanites that threaten to destroy his humanity once-and-for-all? New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and comics legend Butch Guice bring you the unforgettable final chapter of the story that will change Bloodshot forever!
Written by MATT KINDT Art by CLAYTON CRAIN Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN, RYAN SOOK and RYAN LEE
"THE ORPHAN" ends here with an explosive finale…and a shocking new direction for New Japan's fallen guardian! After being exiled to Earth by Father, Rai has survived on his own, finding new friends and discovering some familiar faces. Now, fully restored and ready for battle, Rai is ready to return to New Japan and rescue the allies he left behind! The next chapter for the future of the Valiant Universe starts here as acclaimed creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain present the can't-miss finale of RAI's latest volume!