This is probably my favorite book in quite a while. I was really iffy on it, but no longer. This is fantastic. It takes a lot of things that I love and throws them all together. Deadman. Check. Ghost stories. Check. Romance comics. Check.
Now I'm not sure what DC was thinking with this book. It was announced as a three issue, bimonthly mini-series. Bi-monthly automatically tells me they had no faith in the book. When I read the book, I realized that each of the three issues were actually two issues combined into one book. I'm scratching my head over why DC took this strategy with this book.
Although Deadman is the titular character in this book, he's not the lead character. He's more of a supporting character than anything. The story centers on Berenice, a young woman who is living in this old mansion with her boyfriend as he's trying to write a novel. Berenice is also psychically gifted. The story is about a ghost that haunts the mansion and Deadman, who was drawn to the mansion but now can't escape. It's a fascinating tale and I couldn't get enough of it. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
Oh, and we get the real version of Deadman back, not that awful New 52 rendition.
Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love
Writer: Sarah Vaughn
Artist: Lan Medina, Phil Hester