The Lost Boys are coming to Vertigo.
DC and Warner Bros. announced that scribe Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Hack/Slash) and artists Scott Godlewski (The Dark & Bloody, Copperhead) and Patricia Mulvihill (The Dark & Bloody, Hellblazer) will be delivering a comic sequel to the 1980's cult hit The Lost Boys. Covers will be provided by Tony 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,” explains 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."
Godlewski reacclimated himself to the original after he was brought onto the project, and wants to make sure the darker moments keep their edge, hence the overall lighter tone of the book.
"I hadn’t revisited the film until after becoming involved with this project and totally understood the fascination and the reason for the devoted cult following," explains artist Scott Godlewski. "My artistic approach to the series is all about keeping the lighter moments light so that when the blood and guts show up they hit you like a hammer."
Technically The Lost Boys did receive a sequel in 2008, but it was a direct to DVD project and was set 20 years after the events of the original. I imagine this book will most likely overwrite those events.
You can catch a preview of the book in the gallery, and the official description for the sequel below. The first issue will hit comic shops on October 12th.
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.