(January 1994)

DC, 1993 Series
Price
3.95 USD; 4.95 CAD; 2.50 GBP
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1994-01-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested For Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC; Vertigo
Barcode
761941201023 00211
Editing
Stuart Moore (credited) (editor); Julie Rottenberg (credited) (assistant editor)

[Children Missing] (Table of Contents)

The Dead Boy Detectives / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Totleben (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Totleben (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Totleben (credited) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tim Hunter; Maxine Baker; Black Orchid [Suzy Linden]
Reprints

Chapter One: In Which Avril Mitchell Learns the Story So Far (Table of Contents: 1)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's there? I know there's somebody there.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dead Boy Detectives [Charles Rowland; Edwin Paine]; Avril Mitchell; Mrs. Mitchell
Synopsis
Charles and Edwin update progress to Avril.
Reprints

Chapter Two: In Which the High Council Does Not Reveal Its Secret Plan (Table of Contents: 2)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alisa Kwitney (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The High Council of Free Coutry will now come to order.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kerwyn; Daniel; Jack Rabbit; Mary; Junkin Buckley; Lian; Jumping Joan
Synopsis
High council of Free Country banishes Junkin Buckley.
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Chapter Three: In Which Timothy Hunter Is Formally Welcomed to Free Country (Table of Contents: 3)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Alisa Kwitney (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Urmmm...I just jump?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tim Hunter; Marya; Kerwyn; Mary; Wat; Daniel
Synopsis
Tim Hunter jumps into Free Country.
Reprints

Chapter Four: In Which We Visit the Beach (Table of Contents: 4)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Alisa Kwitney (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi. Whatchya makin'?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Oliver Mitchell; Eleni
Synopsis
We see Oliver Mitchell, Avril's brother.
Reprints

Chapter Five: In Which We Learn Something of the Language of Flowers (Table of Contents: 5)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alisa Kwitney (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, Tim, what did you do after traveling to the end of time and back?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tim Hunter; Black Orchid [Suzy Linden]
Synopsis
Tim and Suzy meet and look for a way out of Free Country.
Reprints

Chapter Six: In Which the Pigeon Is Taken (Table of Contents: 6)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited); Alisa Kwitney (credited); Neil Gaiman (credited) (additional dialog)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...take it off at one o'clock.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dead Boy Detectives [Charles Rowland; Edwin Paine]; Tim Hunter; Black Orchid [Suzy Linden]; Oliver Mitchell
Synopsis
Charles and Edwin jump into Free Country and meet Tim and Suzy; they find Oliver Mitchell.
Reprints

Chapter Seven: In Which the Plot Thickens (Table of Contents: 7)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aiken! Aiken Drum! Art thou about?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Aiken Drum; Junkin Buckley; Wat; Jumping Joan; Tim Hunter; Black Orchid [Suzy Linden]; Maxine Baker
Synopsis
The gates to Free country are closed. Charles, Edwin, Tim, and Suzy try escaping from Free Country. Maxine takes the gang to the high council.
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Chapter Eight: In Which Maxine Ponders on Budding (Table of Contents: 8)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought I oughtta wait until we got away from all the others to tell you off.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Maxine Baker; Jack Rabbit (flashback)
Synopsis
Maxine creates a twin of herself that she sends back to the real world.
Reprints

Chapter Nine: In Which We Pause to Reflect (Table of Contents: 9)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Edwin?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dead Boy Detectives [Charles Rowland; Edwin Paine]; Tim Hunter; Black Orchid [Suzy Linden]; Maxine Baker; Wat; Mary; Jumping Joan; Kerwyn; Aiken Drum; Oliver Mitchell; Jack Rabbit; Junkin Buckley
Synopsis
The council tries to get Tim to open the gateway. Charles expels the old monk; Tim, Charles, and Edwin return to real world.
Reprints

Epilogue One: In Which Maxine Wakes to a Bright New Day (Table of Contents: 10)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I heard such funny noises in the night.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Maxine Baker
Synopsis
Maxine decides to leave twin alone.
Reprints

Epilogue Two: In Which, Some Days Afterward, Our Heroes Seek Their Just Reward (Table of Contents: 11)

The Dead Boy Detectives / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oliver. Stop torturing that worm, you litle creep.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dead Boy Detectives [Charles Rowland; Edwin Paine]; Avril Mitchell; Oliver Mitchell
Synopsis
Charles and Edwin want their money from Avril for finding her brother.
Reprints
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Children Missing]
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  2. 1. Chapter One: In Which Avril Mitchell Learns the Story So Far
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  3. 2. Chapter Two: In Which the High Council Does Not Reveal Its Secret Plan
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  4. 3. Chapter Three: In Which Timothy Hunter Is Formally Welcomed to Free Country
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  5. 4. Chapter Four: In Which We Visit the Beach
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  6. 5. Chapter Five: In Which We Learn Something of the Language of Flowers
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  7. 6. Chapter Six: In Which the Pigeon Is Taken
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  8. 7. Chapter Seven: In Which the Plot Thickens
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  9. 8. Chapter Eight: In Which Maxine Ponders on Budding
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  10. 9. Chapter Nine: In Which We Pause to Reflect
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  11. 10. Epilogue One: In Which Maxine Wakes to a Bright New Day
    The Dead Boy Detectives
  12. 11. Epilogue Two: In Which, Some Days Afterward, Our Heroes Seek Their Just Reward
    The Dead Boy Detectives
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