October is right around the corner and DC Comics is lining up a gothic tale of love, mystery, and vengeful spirits with the return of Boston Brand, a.k.a Deadman in Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love.
The new miniseries will be set in the style of gothic romance comics of the 1960s and ’70s with a vision from creators Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina. The series will be a 3 issue run in a 48-page prestige format.
Here’s what you can expect:
A young woman with a conflicted heart and the ability to see ghosts, Berenice lives with her boyfriend, Nathan, in a grand mansion in New England but is growing closer and closer to her best friend, Sam. As she struggles with her heart’s desire, a dark presence settles over the mansion, drawing the attention of the ghostly superhero Deadman. As Berenice and Deadman seek to free the house and its inhabitants of Adelia Whitehall’s (known as the Darkness) vengeful rage, more disturbing and sinister secrets emerge, leaving Berenice in grave danger.
“I’ve been reading romance novels and comics since I was kid, and it is a genre I am positively passionate about,” says writer Sarah Vaughn. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to tell a modern gothic horror story with classic DC roots.”
“After reading the synopsis of the story, I felt I was coming back to the old days of romance comics, but in an entirely new way,” says artist Lan Medina. “I was thrilled by how the Darkness character mixes with Deadman. This has absolutely taken me on a hell of a ride.”
Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love will feature covers from Stephanie Hans and will arrive on comic shelves in October!