The Lost Boys #1

The Lost Boys #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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The stakes are raised in this nostalgic and unstoppable sequel to the '80s cult classic vampire film, The Lost Boys. Veteran horror writers Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, NIGHTWING, Hack/Slash), and Scott Godlewski (THE DARK & BLOODY, Copperhead) deliver a gruesome and stylish return to the bloody boardwalks and big hair of 1987!
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 coven's head vampire 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 when 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.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Sarge Oct 12, 2016

    The Lost Boys: The Lost Girl exceeded my expectations, and gives me hope for the new series on The CW. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 13, 2016

    The comic book world has seen its fair share of decades-old properties resurrected and given new life. Perhaps "new life" is an odd thing to say about something involving vampires, but the new Lost Boys series from Vertigo certainly feels like a proper rebirth for the 1987 cult classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Todd Young Oct 13, 2016

    This issue does a good job recapping and transitioning into the new story. Not much has been expanded on yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing if any of the baddies from the film make an appearance. There's a lot of fertile ground to work with here. The movie was light on details about where the vampires came from and any of the history the town has with them, especially since we know there is a history, given Grampa's vampire hunting club. It was a good start and I can only hope in the coming issues the comic lives up to the movie's sense of fun and blood in the way only an 80s horror film could. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Oct 15, 2016

    Tim Seeley is yet another DC success story. So it's no surprise he's trusted with updating a story that fans have thought long dead. For the most part Seeley succeeds. His particular sense of both humor and horror prove to be a good blend for this contemporary adaptation of the 80's cult-classic. Unfortunately, The Lost Boys #1 story leaves few clues to get new readers up to speed. Nothing short of watching the original film will do to give context to the comic. While most readers will already be fans it's unfortunate to see so little attention given to those who might be taking a chance on a new story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 17, 2016

    The book works for all the reasons it should; this isn't a revolutionary comic that will change your life. It's a fun throwback to a gloriously dated film that manages to be more than just a tossed off licensing deal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 12, 2016

    A solid start to the miniseries. It introduces (or reintroduces) the main characters and sets up the motivations for the upcoming conflict between the hunters and vampires. However, I will be sure to watch the original movie before next month's installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 12, 2016

    The Lost Boys #1, the latest attempt by Vertigo Comics to capitalize on a popular film property, is interesting enough to want me to check it out next month, but it will have to pick up the pace quick if I'm going to recommend interest in the book to continue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 14, 2016

    Fans of The Lost Boys movie will enjoy this continuation of the characters. It has the right feel and tone from the movie. The ending of this first issue shakes up the status quo from the movie and promises us this next five issues are going to do more exploring of these characters and what this new threat brings. Fans of The Lost Boys will certainly enjoy this book and definitely (for now) serves as a worthy sequel to the cult classic movie. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Oct 12, 2016

    This might seem/read like a negative review, and I apologize for that. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it either. I was just expecting more from a fan point of view. I'm going to stick with it and see where it goes for sure. I'm hoping I get the next issue and completely change my mind and start to enjoy it. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see. If you're a fan, go and get a copy of TheLost Boys #1, come back here and tell me what you thought of it. For now, I'm off to listen to the soundtrack and maybe ride a dirt bike arounda beach" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Oct 12, 2016

    While this first issue doesnt quite kick into high gear just yet, this series has the potential to be the movie sequel that fans of the film have been desperate to see for years. The artwork captures the likeness of the film perfectly and with an accomplished writer like Tim Seeley at the helm, I am optimistic that this one will appeal to Lost Boys fans both old and new. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 12, 2016

    I was really looking forward to this first issue because I love The Lost Boys franchise, but ultimately I was really let down by what we were given because everything felt totally alien when it should have been like slipping back into a comfy pair of PJ's.  The characters just felt off from how they acting and what they were doing after the events of the movie.  With the exception of a few characters, the art in this first issue didn't impress either, but because I love this property so much I still look forward to what this series will bring us and hope that this first issue was just a hiccup in the grand scheme of things.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    RustonLF Oct 24, 2016

    I am not a superfan of Lost Boys by any means. I remember seeing when I was young and thinking it was pretty cool. So I picked this up mostly out of curiosity not knowing if I would remember the characters enough to really get upset by changes. I am not sure if that helped me or hurt me. The first installment seems mostly focused on getting back into the characters. Mostly Gramps and Sam. Michael seemed to be taking a step down in life, but maybe I am remembering wrong. Without that love of the characters though, there is not much to hold on to. The end leaves you thinking something thrilling is about to come your way but you will have to sit through a slow explanation of how we get there before that happens. The art does a pretty good job especially in recreating that 80's venue. It will be interesting to see where they want to take this but if they play the rest as a nostalgia retread then I would say skip it and go back to watch the original.

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  • 5.0
    Mister Bungle Nov 10, 2016

    Seems only mildly faithful to the classic movie, with the exception of the new batch of Vampires.

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Oct 16, 2016

  • 5.5
    Spock's Brain Oct 16, 2016

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