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A Deadman Walks Again…

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Boston Brand, better known as the supernatural Superhero… Deadman, will be returning to the pages of DC Comics in time for Halloween, in a new three issue prestige format mini-series this October.

The series which is titled ‘Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love’  is to be set in the style of classic gothic romance comics of the 1960’s and 70’s. Deadman’s retro romantic realisation will be penned by Sarah Vaughn, a veteran of romance comic books, whose previous stories include ‘Ruined’ and ‘Alex & Ada’. The pencils will come courtesy of Lan Medina, who previously worked on Fables and The Punisher, and his particular style suits the look of this eldritch romance narrative beautifully.

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Captivating visuals by Lan Medina

Deadman has been haunting the pages of DC Comics since he was first introduced in ‘Strange Adventures #5’ in 1967 by Carmine Infantino and Arnold Drake, having recently been a member Justice League Dark, DC’s premier team of mystical heroes, this upcoming series marks an interesting new direction for the character.

” 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 ghostly Superhero Deadman. As Berenice and Deadman seek to free the house and its inhabitants of Adelia Whitehall (known as the Darkness) vengeful rage, disturbing and sinister secrets emerge, leaving Berenice in grave danger.”

A gothic romance with a Superhero flair, Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love will arrive in October 2016, with each subsequent issue released every other month.

Comic Cover Of The Week: Justice League Dark #40 – Variant Cover

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

Welcome once more my comic collecting cohorts to another Comic Cover Of The Week, we have been focusing on DC’s movie homage variant covers all month, and continue this with yet another fantastic Warner Brothers movie tie in, Justice League Dark #40. A perfect blend of DC Comic’s premier supernatural team of crime-fighters mixed with Tim Burton’s classic movie Beetlejuice.

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Plot Synopsis: They have been to the edge of time and back again, but the arcane forces they have fought will combine in one last attempt at destroying Justice League Dark. Major changes are coming for the team, as it faces quite possibly, its final fate.

Another astonishing movie crossover cover, with more to come as the month marches on. Justice League Dark #40, movie variant issue is available at your local comic-book emporium right now. Written by: J.M Dematteis. Interior art by: Walden Wong, Andres Guinaldo. Cover by: Guillem March. Variant cover by: Joseph A. Quinones Jr.