Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Comic Book Review: The Lost Boys #1


Writer Tim Seeley (Grayson, Nightwing) has tapped into the spirit and excitement of Joel Schumacher's classic 80's horror treat. The Lost Boys #1 successfully picks up right where the original movie ended with all the characters we grew up watching battle vampires. I wish the same could be said about Artist Scott Godlewski's (The Dark and Bloody, Copperhead) depictions of the key characters. Aside from Edgar Frog, the rest of the characters barely resemble the actors who played them. Maybe DC and Vertigo couldn't get the rights to use Corey Haim, Jason Patric, and many of the other key players' likenesses.


I'm interested in seeing how this new series might tie into the two film sequels and comic book followup released a few years back. My attention has definitely been grabbed by an entertaining and nostalgic debut issue.


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 coven’s head vampire 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 when 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.


The Lost Boys #1 is suggested for mature readers. It contains violence and gore, adult situations, smoking, and frightening and intense scenes. There's really nothing too shocking in this first issue that merits such a rating, but I'm sure they're just getting prepared for future ones.

The Lost Boys #1 is available now in print and digital editions.

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