Saturday, December 3, 2016

Comic Book Review: The Lost Boys #2


After a promising first issue, The Lost Boys #2 takes big steps in the wrong direction in my humble opinion. Instead of building a story on new ground, Writer Tim Seeley chooses to pilfer and repeal elements of Joel Schumacher's original film. Where new avenues of adventure, drama, and thrills could've been explored, we're being served leftovers. My expectations are lowered after taking in the second installment of this limited series. However, the last panels of the issue did give me reason to look into next month's installment and left me with a smile on my face.


The Frog Brothers have a beef with the new vampires in town, and now they’re on an unholy mission to show the Blood Belles that they picked the wrong turf to try to set up shop. Will these teenage boys be any match for the deadliest undead ladies to ever terrorize Santa Carla in The Lost Boys #2?


For a Vertigo title, The Lost Boys #2 is rather tame in comparison to what the DC imprint usually offers. It's suggested for mature readers and contains violence and gore and frightening and intense scenes. I'd say it's comparable to the content we got with the 1987 R-rated movie.

The Lost Boys #2 is available now in print and digital editions.

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