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Review: The Lost Boys #3


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By Andy Frisk
January 9, 2017 - 22:42

The plot thickens as Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) puts his newest, and perhaps most weird, creation into action. An Holy Oil slathered muscle beach reject, The Believer plays "sax rock" when he takes the stage, but plays a very different note when he stakes the vamps...and stake he does.

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The Lost Boys, Vertigo Comics' attempt to squeeze some life out of the cult hit film of the same name, actually improves this issue as the story gets moving and the action picks up. Seeley also begins to unravel the mystery behind the Blood Belles' mission and Star's involvement. Most importantly though, the humor actually starts to work a little better. While it's no where near the brilliant level of that of Fred Van Lente's humor, currently on full display over at Valiant Comics in Generation Zero, it's getting better.

I can't find fault with Steven Godlewski's artwork. It's solid and he brings The Lost Boys characters, past and present, to sharp and well defined life, but somehow his style doesn't fit with the story and characters that Seeley is playing with here. His art is very minimal in just about every way. His anatomy is spot on and realistic though. Proportionate and real looking characters populate this story. That is quite a feat for a story filled with unnatural characters. That's a strength, but I'd like to see more detail and background visuals.

Better than last issue, still not quite winning me over as a must read, The Lost Boys is turning into an admirable attempt to revive a decades old cult classic, that in some ways should have been left to rest.

Rating: 8 /10


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