Mystery of the Manse: Part Five is the fifth episode of Mystery of the Manse, written by Dan Vado and drawn by Mike Moss. It features the Ghost Host, and, within his story, his mortal identity of William Gracey (identifying the Host with Master Gracey) as well as Madame Leota, Emily de Claire, the Hatbox Ghost and the ghostly pirate crew of the Pomona, yet to become the Pop-Up Ghosts of the Attic.
The Ghost Host continues the story of his life as William Gracey — with this portion of his tale concerning his ruined wedding, during which the Hatbox Ghost and other ghostly pirates summoned by the vengeful Madame Leota revealed his bloody past to his Bride, causing her death and, subsequently, Gracey's own suicide!
- The Hatbox Ghost departs from the Mansion on his own accord after having ruined Gracey's wedding, claiming that he “has his own afterlife to be getting on with”.
- Gracey's story picks up in Mystery of the Manse: Final Chapter (2006).
- Emily finds the hatbox containing Randall Pace's severed head, stashed there by Gracey in Mystery of the Manse: Part One (2006)
- This story reveals that the ghosts of the crew of the Pomona became the “groomsmen” Pop-Up Ghosts of the final form of the the Beating Heart Bride Attic tableau at The Haunted Mansion (2006), prior to Emily's replacement by Constance Hatchaway — who seemed to mock the Bride by shouting “I do!” at her.
Behind the scenes
This story was published in 2006 in SLG's The Haunted Mansion #5.