THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1-12 (Toby Litt/Kelly, Buckingham)

En pleine restructuration depuis le lancement du NEW 52, Vertigo profite du succès de The Wake #1 (meilleure vente Vertigo depuis 2000) pour annoncer les six nouveaux comics qui suivront le lancement de la mini-série The Sandman: Ouverture.

Directement lié à l’œuvre de Neil Gaiman, The Dead Boy Detectives ramène les deux jeunes fantômes détectives, Edwin et Charles apparus pour la première fois dans Sandman #25 (1991) et qui ont eu l’honneur de leur propre mini-série en 2001 (Sandman Presents : The Dead Boy Detectives). En novembre, le duo sera aidé dans son enquête par un troisième membre, une mystérieuse fillette pas très sûre de son statut physique.

Aucune information sur l’équipe créative ou le format de cette série pour le moment.

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C’est l’écrivain Toby Litt (* I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay, Journey Into Space*) qui se charge de l’histoire alors que le dessinateur Mark Buckingham s’occupe de l’emprunte graphique du titre:

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE TOBY LITT[/size]

[quote]DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #2
Written by TOBY LITT and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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.[/quote]

Source: comicsalliance.com

[quote]THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #3
STORY BY Toby Litt
ART BY Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine
COLORS BY Lee Loughridge
LETTERS BY Todd Klein
COVER BY Mark Buckingham
PUBLISHER Vertigo
COVER PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, February 26th, 2014
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.
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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #5
Written by: Toby Litt.
Art by: Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine.
Covers by: Mark Buckingham.
Description: 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.
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: April 23. [/quote]

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Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

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[quote]DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #6
Written by: Toby Litt.
Art by: Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine.
Covers by: Mark Buckingham.
Description: 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!
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: May 28. [/quote]

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Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]DEADBOY DETECTIVES #7
Written by: Toby Litt.
Art by: Mark Buckingham, Ryan Kelly.
Cover by: Mark Buckingham.
Description: 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.
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: July 23. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]DEADBOY DETECTIVES #7
Written by: Toby Litt.
Art by: Mark Buckingham, Ryan Kelly.
Cover by: Mark Buckingham.
Description: 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.
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: August 27. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]Dead Boy Detectives #9
Story by Toby Litt
Art by Ryan Kelly, Mark Buckingham
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Letters by Todd Klein
Cover by Mark Buckingham
Publisher Vertigo
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, September 24th, 2014
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.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #10
Art by: Ryan Kelly, Mark Buckingham
Cover by: Mark Buckingham
Written by: Toby Litt
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.
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Oct 22 2014[/quote]

Source: www.popmatters.com

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[quote]DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #11
Art by: Ryan Kelly, Mark Buckingham
Cover by: Mark Buckingham
Written by: Toby Litt
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.
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Nov 26 2014[/quote]

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Source: www.dccomics.com

[quote]Dead Boy Detectives #12
Story by Toby Litt
Art by Mark Buckingham, Ryan Kelly
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Letters by Todd Klein
Cover by Mark Buckingham
Publisher Vertigo
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, December 24th, 2014
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.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com