DC Comics is resurrecting Deadman yet again for a new prestige format miniseries called "Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love." Set to release in three, 48-page installments, the latest take on Deadman offers a classic gothic romance tale, in the style of '60s/'70s romance comics. "Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love" comes from writer Sarah Vaughn and artist Lan Medina.
From an official press release, the description for the series reads, "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."
Check out the first issue cover for "Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love" by Stephanie Hans and a few pages of interior art by Medina below:
"I've been reading romance novels and comics since I was kid, and it is a genre I am positively passionate about," Vaughn said of the new series. "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," Medina said. "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" #1 hits stands in October.