Mags Visaggio’s Doctor Mirage Fails to Materialize a Cohesive Story

 

Valiant Comics latest title, Doctor Mirage, centers around a ghost main character who cannot interact with the material world. The first story that came to mind was the Sixth Sense, from which writer Mags Visaggio borrows heavily from. As written, the comic fails to find a coherent center, spending many needless panels resolving an explosion while the interpersonal drama which should fuel the storyline goes neglected. 

 

 

Doctor Mirage seeks to develop a bridge to its reader over the main character’s inability to be effective, but ultimately, Visaggio should have explained to readers why we should care about whether this character was ever alive before dropping on us that she (or he?) is dead. I get into the details of the comic, and my analysis of where it went wrong in the video below. 

 

Dr. Mirage borrows a bit from The Sixth Sense

Preston Poulter

I was Executive Producer for "Standoff at Sparrow Creek" which you can watch right now on Amazon Prime. I'm currently producing another movie this year. I also created the comic books, "White Lily" and "Guinevere and the Divinity Factory". Learn more about Pocket Jacks Comics and what we do and be sure to check out my Youtube channel for even more reviews.

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