I picked this up and loved it. It did not blow me away or anything but it was really enjoyable. The whole style of the book worked really well for me. The main cast are interesting enough and the hints of what to come are intriguing.
So finally read the Run Ragged story from Ghosts, Time Warp and The Witching Hour back to back and then re read Dead Boy Detectives #1. Loved it, maybe I was tired first time I read DBD#1 or maybe I just needed a warm up with Run Ragged but I think this is great so far with Charles and Edwin really well characterised and a great appreciation from where they came from.
I am really confident that the universe is NOT going to break open or reboot in this series and I would be shocked if garbagy retcons were thrown down out collective throats but I do think we will have mystery and possibly road trips backed up with great friendship and characterisation.
How's the writing? Great and intelligent, certainly encapsulates Edwins thinking, Charles' thinking and the hedonistic life styles that are possible in todays world (that may not have been in Edwins time and pretty out there in Charles' time)
How's the art? Clean and full of expression, nice perspectives from floating ghosts
How's the paper? Thin but glossy, not like old Vertigo newsprint
How's the colouring? Ah Vertigo colouring while it is coloured within the lines (sorry joking) it definitely works for the feel of the title BUT really how can anything compare to what Liquid did for the industry?
How's the editing? No idea.... Actually I don't think DC edits their titles.
Summing up would I buy it again? Yep, while I don't know any of the creators personally I would be surprised if I found out they didn't put as much love and work into this as they would a fully creator owned piece of work.
"They can try, but no one's gonna care." Legendary Quote by MartinRedmond
So I thoroughly enjoyed issue 2 and hope I wasn't the only one!
The story is progressing in a different direction to what I thought.
I'm liking it, but I'm not loving it. Not exactly sure why. The story is clever. Though the set up is a bit random. The boys saved this girl from death and now they feel responsible for her… for some reason?
The series can get past this once they create a genuine connection between Charles, Edwin and Crystal, right now it just feels a bit convenient. I'll probably stick with it for another issue or two, but I'm not sure if I'll commit long haul.