Writer: Toby Litt
Artists: Mark Buckingham and Gary Erksine
Release date: November 6
Spinning out of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Dead Boy Detectives focuses on a group of adolescent ghosts, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland, as they set out to solve any and all mysteries that come their way, including their own grisly deaths. Dead Boy Detectives is looking to bring a morbid spin to a normally wholesome genre that is occupied by the likes of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
Dead Boy Detectives is exactly what Vertigo needs as the imprint claws its way back from relative obscurity. It’s a blending of genres and ideas that ignores the typical comic book troupes and settles somewhere between all-ages fantasy and violent horror.