DC Entertainment have just confirmed the return of Boston Brand, a.k.a. Deadman, in a brand new miniseries entitled Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love set to hit shelves this October.
The new three-part prestige format series, in the style of gothic romance comics of the 1960s and 70s, will be written by Sarah Vaughn (Alex + Ada) with artwork from Lan Medina (Fables).
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.
Speaking about the announcement, Vaughn said “I’ve been reading romance novels and comics since I was kid, and it is a genre I am positively passionate about. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to tell a modern gothic horror story with classic DC roots.”
Medina added “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. I was thrilled by how the Darkness character mixes with Deadman. This has absolutely taken me on a hell of a ride.”
Feast your eyes on some of the unlettered artwork below, and let us know whether you’re planning on picking this one up in the comments section.
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