Attention, vampire aficionados and ’80s nostalgia buffs: The Lost Boys, one of the defining vampire movies of the the past thirty years, is finally getting the sequel it deserves… in comic book form, that is. The folks over at DC/Vertigo are launching a new miniseries from writer Tim Seeley and artist Scott Godlewski, which is due to hit comic shops this October.
Although Lost Boys got series of straight to DVD sequels a few years ago, set decades after the 1987 film, only Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander’s characters–the vampire hunting Frog Brothers–returned. None of the film’s other characters were included, hence this comic being the first true sequel to the original Joel Schumacher film. Which means yes, all the surviving characters are back.
So how much of a sequel to the original film are we talking about? Well, one of the movie’s most infamous moments, one that dates the movie more than any song or hairstyle, is the brief cameo from a musclebound and greased up shirtless saxophone player playing a concert on the beach. As someone who saw the movie in theaters as a kid, I can tell you we chuckled at the sax player even then. But for some reason, he’s become an iconic touchstone of the movie.
The folks at Vertigo clearly realized the popularity of “shirtless sax guy” and placed him front and center for a variant cover for issue #1, featuring art by Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill. You can see the newly released variant cover, as well as a preview of the first three pages, in our gallery below. Issue #1 of The Lost Boys hits on October 12th.
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Image: DC Comics/ Vertigo