Valiant has released a six-page preview (plus six covers and a recap page) from The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1, written by Hopeless Savages creator Jen Van Meter, with art by Daredevil's Roberto de la Torre. The comic tells the story of Dr. Shan Mirage and her immaterial ghost husband, Hwen, as they journey to Barcelona on a quest to find him a body.

The variant covers feature some really great artists, such as Kevin Wada, Colleen Coover, and the always amazing Katie Skelly. The book is out tomorrow, December 23.

 

Cover B by Kevin Wada
Cover C by Roberto de la Torre
Variant Cover by Khari Evans
Variant Cover by Katie Skelly
Valiant Linewide Variant by Colleen Coover
Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre

 

Here's a summary from Valiant:

 

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!

 

If you need to get caught up on Doctor Mirage before the new series begins, check out this beginner's guide.