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Written by Toby Litt¸ Mark Buckingham¸ Jill Thompson¸ Neil Gaiman¸ Ed Brubaker¸ and others Art by Mark Buckingham¸ Jill Thompson¸ Bryan Talbot¸ Chris Bachalo¸ and others Stepping out of the pages of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman¸ the Dead Boy Detectives are thrust into the mystery of a lifetime. Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine were murdered at boarding school¸ but that hasn’t stopped them from living out their dreams. While avoiding Death (literally) they enjoy a ghostly afterlife by reading mystery novels¸ watching thrillers¸ and hanging out in their clubhouse. Aspiring to the (un) life of a detective¸ the two will take on their first case and unwittingly fall prey to supernatural horrors galore and a life(less)long obsession with solving creepy¸ scary capers. The Dead Boy Detectives Omnibus (The Sandman Universe Classics) collects The Sandman #25¸ The Children's Crusade #1-2¸ The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #1-4¸ Dead Boy Detectives #1-12¸ and Jill Thompson's The Dead Boy Detectives; an original middle chapter to the Children's Crusade from Free Country: A Tale of the Children's Crusade; stories from Vertigo: Winter's Edge #3¸ Ghosts #1¸ Time Warp #1¸ and The Witching Hour #1; and pages from Death: At Death's Door¸ Swamp Thing Annual #7¸ and Doom Patrol Annual #2. Featuring a brand-new introduction by Mark Buckingham and a brand-new cover by Chris Bachalo¸ along with an extensive behind-the-scenes gallery of never-before-seen artwork¸ sketches¸ proposals¸ and more!