The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #1

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artist: Jeff Stokely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
9.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Sandman Universe grows as two of its most beloved characters return to the spotlight! Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine have been detectives for decades-and dead best friends even longer. But their investigation into a Thai American girl’s disappearance from her Los Angeles home puts them on a collision course with new and terrifying ghosts that could give even a dead boy nightmares-including a bloodthirsty krasue. Even scarier than the ghosts? Though neither wants to admit it, the boys might be growing apart. And perilously close by to the boys’ adventure, Thessaly the witch finds herself held hostage by dangerous magics-both a threat more

  • 9.9
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 3, 2023

    Charles and Edwin are back and they're in LA looking for a change of pace. The story is engrossing, the art is great, and I can't wait to see more. This is what comics are capable of and it's exciting. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 27, 2022

    Stokely brings a unique and visually engaging style to the first issue. The art style is wonderfully detailed and does a great job of setting the tone of the series and its characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 3, 2023

    I found this to be a really enjoyable book with some solid art, which while solid and good. Wasn't really my cup of tea. However, the story and dialogue more than made up for my indifference to the art style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 28, 2022

    It's difficult to predict where such an eventful and inventive issue may lead next, but Dead Boy Detectives #1 makes it clear that this series has serious lasting power ahead of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 27, 2022

    It's a great way to kick off a new series and set the stakes high for our undead detectives. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Dec 27, 2022

    Dead Boy Detectives #1 is a fun start to the latest addition of the growing DC Sandman Universe, with an exciting premise and beautiful art, acting as a strong setup for what will clearly be a horrific journey crossing over with the ongoing Nightmare Country series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve J. Ray Dec 27, 2022

    Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #1 is a solid opening issue. Seeing favorite characters return is always fun, but when they're well-written and drawn, and the work honors what came before, I'm automatically left feeling a lot happier. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Jan 3, 2023

    Pornsak Pichetshote would make an excellent serial television writer.
    The Dead Boy Detectives are back and they come back with a lot of promise!

    Now this book almost never sells well so I don't expect it to stick around more than 12 issues (if I am lucky) and Pichetshote has started off this latest adventure with a bang.

    I already need to know more, story heavy, character heavy, with fantastic art reminiscent of Vertigo's hayday... this series is going to be a TREAT.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 5, 2023

  • 7.5
    Silver Rocket Feb 7, 2023

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