Bust out the hair spray and bandanas for Vertigo's new The Lost Boys comic book miniseries swooping down into stores this fall.
Joel Shumacher's sexy vampire tale was far ahead of its time when it was released in the summer of 1987, telling the rock 'n roll horror fable of a community of hip, mullet-sporting vampires living amid the blood-streaked boardwalks of Santa Carla, California. The killer cast included a young Keifer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann and Alex Winter,
Though rumors of a direct sequel buzzed around for years, there were no serious bites from Hollywood until the low budget The Lost Boys: The Tribe in 2008 and The Lost Boys: The Thirst in 2010 were sadly forced upon us.
This new Lost Boys comic sequel from DC's major imprint, Vertigo, will be written by Tim Seeley with art by Joëlle Jones, Trish Mulvihill and Scott Godlewski and includes your favorite surviving characters after the bloodbath finale of the feature film, including Sam, Michael, Star and The Frog Brothers, Edgar and Allan.
Here's the official synopsis:
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.
“"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 writer Tim Seeley. "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."
Here's a sneak look at Vertigo's The Lost Boys #1, complete with the sweaty beefcake sax player (played by Tim Cappello, Tina Turner's actual touring saxophone player in real life). This funky vampire comic sinks its teeth into the market October 12. Will you lap it up as an early Halloween treat??
(Via Den of Geek)