Inside The Art Process Of Valiant's Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1: Inks, Colors, And Letters

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_FOREMAN-310x476Here at Bleeding Cool we particularly love process pieces and hope to run more when we can get our hands on them. Many aspiring comics artists and pros read the site, and it gives them a window onto how others work, but it also helps comics fans in general marvel at the way comics come together and the hard work and beauty behind each of those steps.

Valiant have kindly shared the last 7 pages of The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 with us, which was released last week, featuring the inks of Roberto de la Torre, colors by David Baron, and letters by David Lanphear. Here we can see that alchemical process laid bare on a book that's already made a splash for its compelling artwork.

Here are the final 7 pages of The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 in process:


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Colors added:

DRMIRAGE001016_col DRMIRAGE001017_col DRMIRAGE001018_col DRMIRAGE001019_col DRMIRAGE001020_col DRMIRAGE001021_col DRMIRAGE001022_colAnd lastly, with letters:

DrMirage_Issue1_1 DrMirage_Issue1_2 DrMirage_Issue1_3 DrMirage_Issue1_4 DrMirage_Issue1_5 DrMirage_Issue1_6 DrMirage_Issue1_7The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 was released September 3rd and Issue #2 will arrive on October 8th.

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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