Preview - Dead Boy Detectives #1

The Sandman needs no introduction, as Neil Gaiman's work is legendary in the comics world. Some of the contents within though individually haven't gotten the same attention as the work as a whole and the dead boys in the book are getting their own series. Vertigo is set to publish Dead Boy Detectives #1, written by Toby Litt, illustrated by Mark Buckinham and Gary Erskine, colored by Lee Loughridge and lettered by Todd Klein.

As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries—including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. The fast-paced adventure series takes readers from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.

The book is in stores now with interiors below.