“I can’t tell you how excited I was to drive down to my local comic book shop and pick up the final issue of Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love. The cover art alone has been giving me the shivers for the past two months. And then I read it. It’s going to be hard not to talk about spoilers, but I’ll try. Reeeeeally hard. It’s just so good, guys. Really. It’s amazing.
“Will Deadman escape the dark magic of the mansion? Will Berenice accept Nathan’s proposal? Will Sam reveal their true feelings for Berenice? Will the shocking nature of Adelia’s murder be revealed? Answers to all these questions and more—in the stunning finale to this epic gothic romance!” (source)
Why Pick This Up?
Um, because it’s freaking amazing. I know, I already said that. As with the othertwo issues, the artwork continues to be lovely and atmospheric, the horror menacing and creepy, and the writing breathtaking. The climax and dénouement weave together thematic strands from the rest of the series in a poignant and meaningful way. Both of the major themes hit home emotionally. I couldn’t be more happy with the way this series has given space to not one, but two queer protagonists and interwoven their narrative into a genre I’ve loved since childhood. The conclusion to this series satisfies in all the right ways, ties up the main plot and romantic subplot, and still leaves room for Deadman to have more Gothic Romance adventures that I sure a hell hope he does. I want more dammit!”
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