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Dead Boy Detectives (2013) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 1A

    Writing by Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine. Cover by Mark Buckingham From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's dead boys get their own monthly series! 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. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 1B

    Limited 1 for 13 Variant Cover by Cliff Chiang, Mark Buckingham. Written by Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine. From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's dead boys get their own monthly series! 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. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 2

    Written by Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine. Cover by Mark Buckingham. From the pages of THE SANDMAN! Neil Gaiman's intrepid dead schoolboys head back to the horror that is St. Hilarions School; the place where they both were murdered. While trying to protect their new acquaintance, techno-savvy sleuth Crystal, from suffering the same fate at the hands of familiar bullies, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding their own untimely demise. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 3

    (W) Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham (A) Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine (CA) Mark Buckingham Dead British schoolboys Charles and Edwin finally locate their old bones, but what secrets do they hold? New detective Crystal is the only one who can find out by way of her major tech skills. But it might involve a trip inside a computer game called Yonda, where all is not as bright and colorful as it seems. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 4

    (W) Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham (A) Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine (CA) Mark Buckingham Were Charles and Edwin total fools when they followed Crystal back to their hellish alma mater, St. Hilarion's, to investigate their own murders? All they've done is put Crystal in danger of having her soul stripped out of her by the demon possessed master Nath. If the boys fail to rescue her, all three of them will burn. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #5
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 5

    Written by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham and Russ Braun. Cover by Mark Buckingham. Back at her parents' swanky house, after causing the destruction at St. Hilarion's, Crystal bonds with Charles over a high tech investigation of his mysterious family history. Feeling distinctly unwanted, Edwin huffs off to begin his very own investigation - of the spooky, cat-infested house across the way. What he finds there is a portal into his own past that will turn his whole world upside-down. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 6

    Written by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham and Russ Braun. Cover by Mark Buckingham. Lovestruck Charles is trying to find something to say about Crystal's cosplay (apart from 'Wow'). His ghostly detective partner, Edwin, returns from his investigation in the cat-crazy house and has some mad story about two girls trapped halfway in and halfway out of a mirror. 'We absolutely must rescue them, Charles. They've been there for decades...' The series IGN calls 'absolutely charming' and 'a visual marvel' continues! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #7
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 7

    Written by Toby Litt. Art by Mark Buckingham and Ryan Kelly. Cover by Mark Buckingham. The ashes of St. Hilarion's have barely settled before the tabloids start a witch hunt against 'pyrobrainiac' Crystal Palace in the first chapter of the new story, 'Ghost Snow.' Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine spirit their new friend away from London and accept the invitation from Charles's long-lost sister Clementine to visit her and her science-boffin daughter, Miranda, deep in weird and wild East Anglia. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #8
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 8

    Written by Toby Litt. Art by Mark Buckingham and Ryan Kelly. Cover by Mark Buckingham. After Charles and Crystal pledge to help one another in their investigations - no matter the cost - the duo set out to prove that Charles's father did not murder Charles's mother, and to find out whether Crystal really can bring her lost friend Rosa back from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Edwin might discover the key to these mysteries - if he can break Tibetan Monk Lobsang out of a trance so deep he stopped breathing in 2012. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #9
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 9

    Written by Toby Litt. Art by Mark Buckingham and Ryan Kelly. Cover by Mark Buckingham. Empty theaters can be spooky places where the echoes of dead hands forever applaud and the leftover gloom of forgotten tragedies lingers - and nowhere is spookier than the grand, gaudy, gilded Victorian music hall where Charles and Crystal go to investigate his mother's suspicious death. But will the melodramatic ghosts still haunting those creaky floor boards make a swift exit, revel in a few more moments in the spotlight, or take revenge for being upstaged? If Charles isn't careful, this could mean curtains for Crystal. 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #10
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 10

    Written by Toby Litt. Art by Mark Buckingham and Ryan Kelly. Cover by Mark Buckingham. A Vertigo 'Defy Covers' issue! For years, Crystal has been determined to discover what really happened to her best friend, Rosa. Did Crystal really see Rosa ripped out of reality and stolen away into a snowy otherworld? Or was she, as her parents said, 'just completely banjaxed' by Rosa's death? As Charles and Edwin's inspired sleuthing helps Crystal locate the comatose Rosa, it seems they've all arrived too late - this time Rosa's life hangs by the thinnest of threads, and her spirit may not even want to return home. 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #11
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 11

    Written by Toby Litt. Art by Mark Buckingham and Ryan Kelly. Cover by Mark Buckingham. There's nothing as satisfying as solving a difficult case - and the case of the Ballerina's Tutu has been a headscratcher for Crystal, Charles and Edwin. Now it's time to gather everyone and announce the solution. But what if the truth may hurt - even destroy? And even though Crystal and the boys are ready for home, home may not be ready for them. 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #12
    Dead Boy Detectives (2013) 12

    Written by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham. Art by Mark Buckingham and Lee Loughridge. Cover by Mark Buckingham. After her whirlwind adventures with Charles and Edwin, Crystal's supernatural entanglements can't be shrugged off - particularly when Charles is looking to get as entangled as metaphysically possible. And so, Crystal is almost relieved when Tragic Mick turns up at the tree house, bringing with him a very unexpected visitor. 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $2.99.