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The Lost Boys gets another sequel, this one in comic form

The Lost Boys

How do you make a sequel to a movie about teenagers staying eternally young and perfect, when the actual, corporeal stars of the film demonstrably (and, in a few cases, tragically) have not? If the movie in question is The Lost Boys, the answer is to hop mediums, apparently, over to the gentle, age-forgiving world of comics. That’s per Variety, which is reporting that Joel Schumacher’s 1987 film—which centers on a young man trying to prevent his brother from getting seduced into undeath by local blood-drinking bad boy Kiefer Sutherland—is getting the ol’ comic book sequel treatment.

The new Lost Boys—not, repeat, not to be confused with Alan Moore’s Lost Girls, lest any number of ’80s nostalgics get accidentally placed on an FBI watch list—is being handled by D.C.’s Vertigo imprint. The miniseries will reunite brothers Michael and Sam Emerson (originally played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim, who died in 2010) with the deranged Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) for some bloodsucker-dusting action. Written by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley, and drawn by Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill, the miniseries will see the small town of Santa Clara, California once again be overrun by a bunch of goddamn shit-sucking vampires, this time in the form of a female-led gang calling itself the Blood Belles.

This isn’t actually the first time The Lost Boys has been treated to a sequel: in 2008, Feldman lent the remnants of his talents to a direct-to-DVD follow-up, The Tribe, in which he faced off against Kiefer Sutherland’s half-brother Angus. (We’re aware that that last bit sounds like a joke. It is not.) Lost Boys isn’t the first movie to see itself continued as a comic book, either. Most prominently, Chuck Palahniuk began writing a comic sequel to his landmark novel and film Fight Club—aptly titled Fight Club 2a little more than a year ago. That series concluded in May; meanwhile, The Lost Boys will debut October 12.

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