Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 24 (May 28-June 3) — DEAD BOY DETECTIVES PT 2

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Obscurity of DC’s twenty-fourth Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be concluding our two-week focus on…


Number of Books: 1 (Please only read Vol. 2)

Description from dc.com: Edwin Paine and Charles Roland have a lot in common - they’re both English schoolboys who love a good detective story, and they’ve been known to dabble in mystery-solving themselves. They’re also both dead, a condition which has proven to be less of a hindrance than one might think.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. The Dead Boy Detectives often navigate the supernatural and afterlife realms. How does this setting influence the tone and themes of their stories? How does it impact their investigations?
  2. The Dead Boy Detectives tackle mysteries and confront supernatural beings. How does their age and status as children impact their interactions with these otherworldly entities? How does it shape their character development?
  3. The Dead Boy Detectives have become somewhat of a cult favorite among fans of “The Sandman” and independent comic book readers. What do you think contributes to their enduring popularity? How do they stand out among other detective characters in literature and comics?
  4. The Dead Boy Detectives are children who have died prematurely. How does their status as deceased children add depth and complexity to their characters and stories? How does it affect their interactions with other characters and their perception of the afterlife?
  5. Who did you like more: Charles or Edwin? Why?

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