DC Comics has something that looks really special coming up in October with the debut of the first of three prestige format issues of Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love. With a 48-page plan for each issue, it’s looking to go back to the gothic romance of the 60’s and 70’s comics from creators Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina. Vaughn has gotten a lot of attention for her time on Alex+Ada in the past couple of years while Medina for Fables at Vertigo. The miniseries will be released every other month due to the extended page count. Stephanie Hans will be working on the covers, which look gorgeous going by the one to the right.
“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.”
Plot concept: 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.