Expected Release: 10/10/2023
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Chris Bachalo
Written by Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson, Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker, and others Art by Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson, Bryan Talbot, Chris Bachalo, and others Stepping out of the pages of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, the Dead Boy Detectives are thrust into the mystery of a lifetime. Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine were murdered at boarding school, but that hasn’t stopped them from living out their dreams. While avoiding Death (literally) they enjoy a ghostly afterlife by reading mystery novels, watching thrillers, and hanging out in their clubhouse. Aspiring to the (un) life of a detective, the two will take on their first case and unwittingly fall prey to supernatural horrors galore and a life(less)long obsession with solving creepy, scary capers. The Dead Boy Detectives Omnibus (The Sandman Universe Classics) collects The Sandman #25, The Children's Crusade #1-2, The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #1-4, Dead Boy Detectives #1-12, and Jill Thompson's The Dead Boy Detectives; an original middle chapter to the Children's Crusade from Free Country: A Tale of the Children's Crusade; stories from Vertigo: Winter's Edge #3, Ghosts #1, Time Warp #1, and The Witching Hour #1; and pages from Death: At Death's Door, Swamp Thing Annual #7, and Doom Patrol Annual #2. Featuring a brand-new introduction by Mark Buckingham and a brand-new cover by Chris Bachalo, along with an extensive behind-the-scenes gallery of never-before-seen artwork, sketches, proposals, and more!