Erik has been given a second chance in the present, but he must deal with the fact that he is now a real ghost, and that he has a companion who is determined to see that he will not fall again. Will he be doomed to relive his past? Or will he find peace and redemption?



Chelsey stumbled into the cellars beneath Opera Garnier and discovered that not only were the ghosts of The Phantom of the Opera still around, but fully corporeal. She brings them to the surface world in the hopes to help them find peace, and to stop reliving their final moments of life. But she hadn’t planned on Erik falling in love with her… The only problem? Her boyfriend Alex arrives to put a wrench in the progress.


Alex looks weirdly similar to Erik, and the Daroga suspects that there may be more to their situation than they originally thought. It is possible that reincarnation may play an important role in their drama, and that resting in peace may be more complicated. His suspicions are confirmed when Erik possesses Alex, and reveals that Alex and Chelsey’s relationship is somewhat more rocky than they let on.


Now, a strange man by the name of Jean is getting more and more raveled up in their affair, and things are just beginning to come to a head…



Chelsey and Alex had always been fans of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, The Phantom of the Opera, but Chelsey had never seen it – so one evening, Alex let her watch the 2004 movie adaptation. She fell asleep. Thoroughly unimpressed, Alex gave her a copy of the book released in 1910 by the original author, Gaston Leroux. She devoured it, several times over, and fell in love with the ‘real’ Erik.


Bored with art, but filled with inspiration, Chelsey began to illustrate her own concepts of meeting with the living corpse. It was fine for a while, until she realized that it could be told so much easier in comic form – so she started to illustrate it in 2007 on a whim, and realized quickly from the growing fan base that she had something good going. With some great effort, she convinced Alex to help her out with it, and they’ve been doing it ever since… (despite a few life hiccups along the way)


Though Requiem Mask originated on DeviantART, it was moved strictly to RequiemMask.com as of 2014.



Requiem Mask is written and illustrated by Chelsey Rockwell-Román & Alex Román, a married couple of artists and the founders of Iron-Gibbet Comics (previously Studios). Kristin Fisher is lead editor, but also contributes in the writing department.
For more information about Iron-Gibbet Studios, visit the staff page at Iron-Gibbet.com




This is a work of fiction (Although there is debatable evidence to the contrary). Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. The only exception is a loving homage to Gaston Leroux himself.


This story is based off Gaston Leroux’s original novel, The Phantom of the Opera, and is an homage / parody of said novel, and is in no way related to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical or any other variations of. However these adaptations may be alluded to throughout. Please keep this in mind as you read.