Friday, April 14, 2017

Comic Book Review: The Lost Boys #4, #5, and #6

I'm very surprised at the avenues Warner Brothers allowed Vertigo to take with their The Lost Boys limited series. Everything we thought happened in the original film is turned on its head as we're re-introduced to brothers Sam and Michael Emerson, the vampire-hunting Frog Brothers, and a slew of other old faces we never thought we'd see again. There's so much more to the story and writer Tim Seeley proves to be the perfect choice to expand the universe Joel Schumacher brought to life in 1987. The last three issues of the series are full of exciting reveals and an admirable attempt at capturing the chemistry, wit, and humor the cast of the movie awarded its audience.

Star has rejoined the vampires, the Frog Brothers are M.I.A. and David’s kidnapped Michael to appease the Blood Belles in issue #4 of The Lost Boys. It looks like it’s up to Sam and the mysterious musical muscleman known as the Believer to save the day.

Issue #5 of The Lost Boys, the Blood Belles reveal their true reason for coming to Santa Carla. They plan on unleashing a vampire threat unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Things have gone from bad to worse as the true plot of the Blood Belles has been revealed. Stakes are high, but they’ll need to be brought low if Sam, Michael and the Frog Brothers want to get out of this predicament in The Lost Boys #6.

The last three issues of The Lost Boys are all for mature readers and with good reason. Even though it isn't meant to be sensual in any way, there is some vampire nudity in issue 4 within one panel. It also contains violence and gore, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes.

I really feel it's noteworthy to include a little background history on The Lost Boys franchise and how everything has come full-circle to an extent. Director Joel Schumacher's original concept for a sequel to The Lost Boys was entitled The Lost Girls. The subtitle for Vertigo and Tim Seeley's comic series is "The Lost Girl". I doubt any of Schumacher's ideas are included in Seeley's script, but think it's awesome that the tile is given some recognition.

Tim Seeley wrote The Lost Boys #4, #5, and #6. Scott Godlewski is the artist of the issues. Tony Harris's eye-catching artwork for issue 6 features a brilliant depiction of Edgar Frog (looking very much like Corey Feldman here) as he is fighting off a bloodsucker. Issue 6 was released on March 8th through Vertigo Comics. The book is 32 pages long.

The Lost Boys #6 is available now in print and digital editions. The entire comic series is available here.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 and a half stars.

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