‘The Lost Boys’ Return This Fall as a Comic Book Series
Nearly 30 years ago, director Joel Schumacher’s teenage vampire film The Lost Boys became a cult classic, and now the the vampires are coming back to Santa Carla!
Ahead of Comic-Con, DC Entertainment and Vertigo Comics have announced a new The Lost Boys comic book miniseries by Hack/Slash creator and Nightwing writer Tim Seeley, with art by Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill, with covers by industry veteran Tony Harris. The comic book will serve as a sequel to the first film and retain the 1987 setting. That means the two direct-to-video sequels can be safely ignored.
The storyline finds the Emerson brothers, Michael and Sam reunited with vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog deal with the vampire sirens known as the Blood Belles, who want to reclaim Michael’s girlfriend, Star as one of their own. DC also passed along a few of Godlewski and Mylvihill’s pages, along with the first cover by Harris.
“I saw The Lost Boys at a formative time in my life, when a VHS, a VCR and a summer afternoon were a perfect escape into a crazy world of biker vampires with mullets and monster-fighting hippy grandpas,” said Seeley in a statement. “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.”
The Lost Boys # 1 will be released on Wednesday, October 12. More information about the miniseries will likely be revealed at Comic-Con next week.