Are you one of the fans of “The Lost Boys” who was sorely disappointed in the direct to video sequels? Then stop what you’re doing and pick up this book!
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the recent announcement of a new TV version and comic tie-in of my beloved movie, but this 6-book addition to the world of The Lost Boys promises to be great with just the first issue.
We’re reintroduced to Sam Emerson, Edgar and Alan Frog, Grandpa Emerson, Michael, Star and Laddie. Sam now works in the Frog family comic book shop with the brothers, who desperately want to join the S.C.H.U. (Santa Clara Hunters Union) and officially hunt vampires. Michael is still dating Star, but he works at the retirement home in some capacity. We also get to see one of my favorite characters: Nanook the Husky (Who wouldn’t love a husky? They are gorgeous creatures!) Mom Emerson isn’t seen yet but she is mentioned (and yes, she still works at the video store). Isn’t it lovely when a comic book takes you back in time? We can’t forget that this is about vampires. So, of course we’ll be meeting a new group but take a sneak peek at the last page. That face looks familiar…
The writing by Tim Seeley feels genuine to the tone of the film. The Frogs harass Sam, and Grandpa is as stern with the Frogs during their training as he was with Sam and Michael when they first arrived. I can just hear Corey Haim saying those lines. I could see the interaction of Jason Patric and Jami Gertz, circa 1987, in my head as I flipped the pages. It took me back to my middle school days when I had the biggest crush on Corey Haim and I loved it.
Scott Godlewski’s art in this book is just right. It’s not overly complex, but not so simple that it looks cartoony – and as I said before, it took me back to middle school. The brilliant combination of his art and Tim Seeley’s writing makes this book work so well for me!
The Lost Boys: The Lost Girl exceeded my expectations, and gives me hope for the new series on The CW.
5 wooden stakes out of 5