Way back when we first saw the Dead Boy Detectives in SANDMAN, Death was there to take them to the next part of their journey. When Charles refused, she said she'd be back. When we interviewed Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham, we asked about Death coming back. Buckingham replied,
We won't say anything more than the fact that yes, the potential that Death may be good to her word and one day come back to get them still hangs over them. It may or may not be relevant at some point in the future. Certainly that fear of her return is going to be something that will definitely be very much dealt with in the next few issues alongside all the other adventures they're having. I'm not going to give away anything as to whether or not we will be seeing her reappearing soon.
Now it appears she's turning up sooner than we thought. This week, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #2 is on sale.
What will this mean for Charles and the Dead Boy Detectives? We'll have to pick up the issue this Wednesday, January 29, to find out.