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The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

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?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
28 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 97


    This does a great job of carrying on the story from the previous issue as we see Edwin and Charles start to get to know the Thai Ghosts a little more. I particularly liked how Charles is developing feelings for Tanya as it shows that even a Dead Boy detective can have a heart. We get some great artwork throughout with some really nice sequences. I particularly enjoyed the panels where Charles was walking Jai through an area of LA that had a lot of ghosts who were desperate for someone to talk with. Overall a solid second issue that sets a few things up for the third and final issue, which will hit next month.
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An engaging and entertaining follow up to the first issue. The story has a great mystery at the center of it and you want to know more about it because Pichetshote makes the characters interesting and engaging as well. You want to follow the adventures of these kids because you care what happens to them and that helps connect with the reader. I love the build up to the cliffhanger and what it means for the characters going forward. The Art: Stokely does awesome work with the art in the issue. The characters beautifully stand out and the world that they inhabit is visually engaging.
  • 90


    Committing to a childlike frankness and a proliferation of Southeast Asian-styled specters, Dead Boy Detectives expands the already prolific mythology of the Universe.
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    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.
  • 90

    DC Comics News

    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!
  • 80

    Pichetshote utilizes multiple narrators in order to create layers of understanding and develop a particularly horrifying set of imagery from artists Jeff Stokely and Craig Taillefer. Even when wandering through unfamiliar rooms, establishing panels provide each space its own aesthetic and an abundance of background notes to be considered. As the mystery deepens, so do the adolescent-style relationships filled with unsaid feelings and intense, but sudden bonds. 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.
  • 80

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