Don’t cry, little sister, ‘The Lost Boys’ is getting a comic book

For our money, there are few vampire movies that can stand toe-to-toe with The Lost Boys. It was one of the best, funnest, most entertaining films of the genre and drips with 80s nostalgia. The movie spawned two sequels, The Tribe and The Thirst, both of which were… let’s say they were less than ideal. Now, however, we are getting a new sequel, in the form of a comic book!

According to Variety, Vertigo comics is creating a new miniseries that will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1987 film. Written by Tim Seeley with art by Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill, the series is described as thus:

“Santa Carla, California, is on edge. The eccentric coastal town and haven for the undead was finally returning to “normal” after its last supernatural scuffle left the local vampire coven’s leader dead and gave newcomers Michael and Sam Emerson a housewarming both violent and bizarre. Now the brothers must once again team up with militant vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog as a new gang of ruthless, stunning, life-sucking nightcrawlers known as the Blood Belles emerges from the aftermath to collect Michael’s love interest and their lost sister, Star.”

Seeley, who created the comic series “Hack/Slash,” described the original film as “a crazy world of biker vampires with mullets and monster-fighting hippy grandpas.” I’d say that’s pretty accurate. He continued, “The Lost Boys was one of my entry points into the horror genre, and I’ve been fascinated ever since. Getting the chance to write a sequel to the film, featuring the original characters, and getting to work with Scott, Patricia and Tony is truly a high point in my comic book-making career.”

Godlewski, who previously worked on “The Dark & Bloody” and “Copperhead,” described his approach to drawing the artwork for the cult classic as “all about keeping the lighter moments light so that when the blood and guts show up they hit you like a hammer.” Check out the Variety article for samples of the artwork. The first issue will hit shelves October 12.

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