Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die – literally!

Story by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher
Art by Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, & Roberto De La Torre
Cover by Patrick Zircher, Dave Johnson, & Rafael Grampa

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  1. Dr. Mirage!!!

    That is all.

  2. Shadowman is good but it’s shaping up to be the most underwhelming of the Valiant titles. Also, I kinda with they went a direction similar to The Specter with Doctor Mirage. Though, I have to wait and see how this incarnation turns out before making my final judgement.

    • I wasn’t thrilled with #1, but will prolly read the trade. Dr. Mirage huh?? That has me VERY interested. Is his wife in it too? The original was AWESOME, especially with the Bernard Chang art. I might have to break that series back out this weekend.

    • Well. it looks like Dr. Mirage is a woman now, so we’ll need to wait and see what type of spouse (if any) she has. Hopefully she is in some sort of relationship, because the interaction between Mirage and his wife was for me one of the most distinctive elements of the original series. I remember Dr Mirage being one of my favorite of the original Valiant titles, so I was excited to hear that the character was returning. We only got a little tease in this issue, but it’s promising . . .

      Of the three Valiant titles that I read, this would be my least favorite, but I have been enjoying it.

      By the way, I like how Valiant has been introducing characters (Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, now Mirage) as supporting players instead of launching them straight out of the gate with their own series . . .

    • @cosmo
      I did like the interesting dynamic in the original Doctor Mirage better. You don’t always see husband and wife super duos.

      Also, I agreed that Valiant has been playing it smart by introducing some of their characters as supporting playings in other books. When they ended launching more titles with those characters, the only challenge left would be acquiring the rights back to the Gold Key characters or creating new IPs.

    • While I’m enjoying the revival of the old characters, I would like Valiant to eventually try their hand at some new ones as well, which now that I think of it, isn’t that what Valiant did in the 90s? They started out with Magnus and Solar and expanded from there . . .

    • I think for Valiant its stay small, stay in business (IMO). Too many titles killed them last time. I think the cameos are enough to keep old school fans excited and interested enough, while the new readers don’t feel swamped. Id like to see some new characters too, maybe some of the minor players from the originals given some spotlight. I’m disappointed to hear that Dr. Mirage has been tweaked though. The husband/ wife ghost thing made for great moments. Hopefully this works out.

    • Well, we’ve just had a teaser of Mirage so far, so I think that it’s too early to rule on how much a departure/revision the character will be. I also don’t read advanced solicts, so perhaps there is something that I don’t know about . . .

      I agree that it is in Valiant’s interest to keep the scope of the universe manageable. As I said, it would just be interesting to see some new characters tossed into the mix. I do think that they have showed the proper restraint far with line expansion. This way too they can use fan reaction to characters in supporting roles before deciding who, if anyone else, should get a regular series . . .

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