6:55pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'The Lost Boys' Returns as a Comic Book From DC's Vertigo Imprint
The Frog Brothers are back — and, in a move that they'd surely appreciate, this time they're comic book heroes.
DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint is reviving the classic movie The Lost Boys for an all-new miniseries launching this October that sees Edgar, Allan and the Emerson brothers Michael and Sam team up once again to deal with the threat of a new group of undead bloodsuckers called the Blood Belles.
The series will be written by Tim Seeley, with art by Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill and covers from 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," Seeley said about the project in a statement from the publisher. "The Lost Boys was one of my entry points into the horror genre, and I've been fascinated ever since."
The series is actually the second comic book outing for the franchise, which originated with the cult favorite released in 1987 and starred Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. In 2008, DC's Wildstorm imprint released The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs, a prelude to the direct-to-DVD sequel movie, Lost Boys: The Tribe. While those two projects took place decades after the first movie, this new comic book series is set in the same late '80s era of the original.
The Lost Boys, a collaboration between Vertigo and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, launches digitally and in comic book stores Oct. 12.