Today, DC Comics announced that they would be releasing a brand new miniseries that would feature the return of Boston Brand, a.k.a. Deadman! Created in the style of the gothic romance comics of the 1960s and '70s, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love comes from the minds of Sarah Vaughn (Alex + Ada) and Lan Medina (Vertigo’s FABLES) and will debut in a 3-issue 48-page prestige format.
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.”
A gothic romance comic with superhero flair, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1 , by Sarah Vaughn, Lan Medina, and Stephanie Hans will arrive in both local and online comic shops this October.