Comic Review: Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love (DC Comics)

Despite a terribly corny romance novel name (come on DC), this comic puts Boston Brand right in the middle of a skin-crawling supernatural mystery. With beautiful panels in a portrait […]

Despite a terribly corny romance novel name (come on DC), this comic puts Boston Brand right in the middle of a skin-crawling supernatural mystery.

With beautiful panels in a portrait style that focuses on every macabre detail and makes the blackness of malevolent shadows seem all consuming, this comic is a must read for any fans of this post mortem superhero.

A distress call from a young woman brings Deadman to an old mansion inhabited by a young couple and their oddly supernatural resistant friend Sam. Nothing seems to be out of the ordinary at this residence until Deadman arrives. With a supernatural barrier keeping Brand locked inside, and malicious spirits whispering threats of death coming out of the woodwork, our hero must rely on the help of a young woman, Berenice, who appears to be a skilled medium. A skill that has put Berenice at odds with herself and people from her past; a skill it seems she thinks she would be better without. But tonight, that skill might be all that Berenice and Deadman can rely on to help them get to the source of this haunting, and bring this grim night to an end.

An absolutely fantastic read. I could not put the book down. Any fans of the darker, supernatural side of DC comics will be in for a treat with this title. I eagerly await the next installation and can’t think of a better time of year to release such a great ghost story! Another home run by DC comics!

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