Writer: Tim Seely
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Colorists: Trish Mulvihill and Michael Wiggam
Letterer: Clem Robins
Cover Art: Tony Harris
I am a true fan of the cult classic The Lost Boys. It is a nostalgic movie from my childhood and it brings back so many fond memories. So, when I saw this graphic novel with this quote on the cover “The true sequel to The Lost Boys we always wanted.”-Nerdist, I had to buy it.
I must say it was not a letdown. The story picked up after the movie and kept the characters we knew and were familiar with. Although, in this book, the characters were further developed to go along with the plot of the story as they continue to fight the bloodsuckers of Santa Carla.
It was funny though because as I read this, every time Sam would make an appearance all I could think of was Corey Haim, hearing his squeaky puberty-stricken voice as I read his dialogue. Yes, it was a little sad but, it also still brought a smile to my face remembering the Coreys in action together.
We also still have the Frog brothers in this novel. Could we really ever go without Edgar Frog’s wise cracks as he slays vamp after vamp? I don’t think so.
Now, the artwork is fantastic. Bold, colorful, detailed. And the renderings of the characters from the film aren’t too bad. I do think the artist definitely put their own spin on the likeness of each character which is totally cool. That’s what being an artist is all about. But to be able to do that and still keep a true authentic feel to each character, I feel that is a talent worth giving props to.
Interestingly enough, this has been out since 2017. I don’t know what took me so long to find it but, I am so glad I did. In fact, I have a friend that is also a huge fan of the film and I am going to suggest to him that he read this graphic novel to get that need for a good sequel out of his system.
I will admit I have NOT seen The Lost Boys 2 (or whatever they called it). I do know that Corey Haim didn’t get a part in it and Feldman did…and that crushed Haim. He was in a really low spot when that opportunity came up and he was REALLY counting on getting that part so he would finally have a job and be making some money. The real bitch of it was the producers made Feldman tell Haim he wasn’t in the sequel…either that or he volunteered. Either way it was a hard blow for both Coreys to deal with. And I think it really hurt their friendship. It was also the beginning of the REAL downward spiral that led to Haim’s death.
So, I almost read this in honor and memory of Corey Haim, letting his memory live on through the Sam character I remember from the screen. And reading this was definitely fun and entertaining.