Saturday, October 8, 2016
Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love (2016-) #1
author: Sarah Vaughn
average rating: 3.43
book published: 2017
read at: 2016/10/08
date added: 2016/10/08
'Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1' by Sarah Vaughn with art by Lan Medina stars one of my favorite characters in the DC Universe, but the story felt intent on telling a story that seemed to take away from the one I wanted.
Berenice lives in a creepy old house and like antiques. She and her friend Sam come home from shopping and Berenice seems to be able to see Deadman in her house, which should be impossible since Deadman is dead. At some point in the story the perspective shifts and we see how Deadman sees things. He is puzzled that he can be seen and when he tries to take over Berenice, she resists. Also, he can't seem to phase through some things in the house. He and Berenice team up to find out what is going on.
There is a whole other aspect of the story, which might lead in to the title. Berenice is married, but seems to be attracted to Sam, who is a they (neither he nor she). It just felt like the story spent a lot of time in this vague zone and it felt secondary. Perhaps it's set up for future plot in this book, but for now, it just felt extraneous to the story I thought I was reading.
I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this issue.
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