Last week, Valiant Entertainment unveiled a follow-up to their successful [easyazon_link identifier=”1939346495″ locale=”US” tag=”bounintocomi-20″]The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage[/easyazon_link] at the Valiant Summit.

The second arc will be The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives. The book will feature the same creative team as the first with Jen Van Meter taking on writing duties and Roberto de la Torre on artwork.

The arc picks up at the conclusion of the first one. After traversing the underworld to bring back her dead husband, Shan Mirage will conduct a dangerous ritual to give her husband, Hwen a second life. No longer will he be a ghost unable to open a spell-book or lift an occult relic.

However, Shan’s ritual goes awry unleashing 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!”

The duo must stop this evil at all costs.

Jen Van Meter is excited to follow-up [easyazon_link identifier=”1939346495″ locale=”US” tag=”bounintocomi-20″]The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage[/easyazon_link] and would “love it if 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.”

The Death Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives will hit comic book shelves sometime in December and the first issue will feature a cover by Kevin Wada.

I might have missed out on the first arc, but this second arc sounds immensely fun and exciting. I love a good supernatural story and the fact this one is centered around two strong characters who care deeply about each other sounds like one my girlfriend and I can sit and read together!

Roberto de la Torre’s artwork looks amazing as well. It reminds me of Greg Tochinni’s work on Low. He uses smudges around a mirror frame or on the insides of a store window to create a mystical aura. I will definitely be picking this one up.