The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #2

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artist: Jeff Stokely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Edwin and Charles learn that finding the dame doesn't always mean closing the case when it turns out their new Thai ghost friends seem to be caught in the crosshairs of some dangerous enemies. Thankfully, the best thing about being a dead boy detective is that it's not like you can die again...right?

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 26, 2023

    Overall a solid second issue that sets a few things up for the third and final issue, which will hit next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jan 24, 2023

    Committing to a childlike frankness and a proliferation of Southeast Asian-styled specters, Dead Boy Detectives expands the already prolific mythology of the Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2023

    Only two issues in, and this series has asked many more questions than it has given us answers. That's not necessarily a problem if the answers stay as compelling as they are now, because this series is off to an extremely strong start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steve J. Ray Jan 24, 2023

    The entire Sandman Universe has always been built on diversity and representation; both in its cast of characters and in the depth of stories it's always told. The creative team behind Dead Boy Detectives #2 is honoring that legacy and building on it beautifully. Two issues in, and I'm well and truly hooked! The new horde of mutilated ghost babies is both stomach-churning and heartbreaking. More, please! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 24, 2023

    Stokely does awesome work with the art in the issue. The characters beautifully stand out and the world that they inhabit is visually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 25, 2023

    The addition of many formless horrors encroaching on what would already be a tense drama singles out Dead Boy Detectives as something genuinely unique within comics for horror aficionados and young adult readers alike. Read Full Review

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