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Mystery of the Manse: Part Three is the third episode of Mystery of the Manse, written by Dan Vado and penciled 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 Jean Lafitte, Brian Belew, the Coffin Occupant, Edgar the Raven and the Floating Candelabra.

Plot

The Ghost Host continues the story of his life as William Gracey — with this portion of his tale concerning Gracey's arrival in New Orleans and his purchase of an old manor. Though Gracey initially thinks the local folklore concerning the house — which describes it as haunted — will merely be useful in driving away interlopers, his first visit to the grounds proves eye-opening to say the least…

References

  • Jean Lafitte, “part pirate, part patriot”, whom Captain Blood had encountered many times, participated in the Battle of New Orleans but was later renounced by the government he had helped secure; “seen briefly in Galveston in the Republic of Texas”, he then disappeared off the face of the Earth.
  • Gracey claims that Brian Belew, upon selling Gracey Manor to him, told him that it had been recently built, and almost immediately abandoned, with some of the workers who had built it even vanishing. He finds the coffin of the Coffin Occupant already in place.

Continuity

  • Gracey's walk through the Mansion is more or less a recreation of the first half of the experience of the The Haunted Mansion (1969) ride itself, stopping just before what would be the Madame Leota scene in the ride.
  • This account of how William Gracey became Master of Gracey Manor conflicts with numerous others, not least of which Blueprint for Murder (2006), published in another issue of the same SLG Haunted Mansion comic.
  • William Gracey touches down at “Lafitte's Landing”. The prominent sign was originally present in the loading area of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (1967).

Behind the scenes

This story was published in May of 2006 in SLG's The Haunted Mansion #3.

Throughout the story, Jean Lafitte's name is misspelled as “Jean Laffite”.

Notably, the real-life Lafitte is understood to have died in 1823, in much less murky circumstances than those this story implies, and the Republic of Texas in which the story places his “last known setting” was not independent under that name until 1836. Unless this is an element of the Ghost Host's unreliable narration, this suggests that either, or both, of those dates may be different in the Prime Universe compared to real life.

Comics & prose based on The Haunted Mansion
Comics
SLG Publishing
Mystery of the Manse & The Interview
Mystery of the Manse: Part OneMystery of the Manse: Part TwoMystery of the Manse: Part ThreeMystery of the Manse: Part Four
Mystery of the Manse: Part FiveMystery of the Manse: Final ChapterThe InterviewThe Follow-Up InterviewThe Final InterviewMisery of the Manse: Part 1
Anthology Comics
Room for a ThousandBlueprint for MurderWhile the Fifi is Away…Talking HeadsThe New Groundskeeper
Unlicensed & Unofficial
Kelly Green's Haunted Mansion Fancomics
Ghoulish DelightI Can't EvenImpending Doom Is FunnyPrisoner's EscapeIt's THAT Time Of Year • RudeOriginsThe Best Pal He'll Ever Have
TragicNever Think Out LoudJoining the PartyMeanwhile in the AtticHoliday SpiritLack of CommunicationGracey, Please
Missy and the Hitchhiking GhostNot The Reaction He Wanted
Emma Mosier's Haunted Mansion Fancomics
The Museum of the Strange and UnusualThe Ghost Host Doesn't Like FlashHattie and Connie's First MeetingPacking • Hatty and Emily Reunion
Others
Ghost LoveThe Misadventures of Miss GhastHappy HauntsCharlie's Head Is In The Hatbox
Other
Coff-In!Seekers of the WeirdDisney Kingdoms' Haunted MansionCookie Creeps
Prose
Short Stories
Spooky TenantsFamily SecretsA Chat with the Hatbox GhostA Haunted Mansion Tale
Solo Books
The Story and Song of the Haunted MansionThe Haunted Mansion Read-Along BookMagic from the Haunted Mansion
Ghost GalleryHaunted Mansion Pop-Up BookHaunted Happenings
Short Story Collections & Book Series
Enter If You Dare!
The Fortune-TellerThe Face in the MirrorMusic To Their EarsThe Eyes Have ItLate For The Wedding
Tales from the Haunted Mansion
The Fearsome FoursomeMidnight at Madame Leota'sGrim Grinning GhostsMemento Mori
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