Vamping It Up: ‘Lost Boys’ #1 Variant Cover Celebrates The Sax Man
Variant Cover by Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill[/caption]
If you remember The Lost Boys, the 1987 Joel Schumacher vampire classic, you certainly remember the Sax Man who performs a concert on the boardwalk in a crucial scene. He's muscular, oiled up, and dressed like a bondage-inspired heavy metal god as he blows that sweet 1980s rock and roll saxophone. His real name was Tim Cappello, but somehow that's not nearly as important as the number of chains wrapped around his waist, wrists, and neck as he plays that sax.
If you somehow don't remember the Sax Man, Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill are here to remind you. Their variant cover for Vertigo's Lost Boys #1 spotlights the Sax Man in all his glory. I like to imagine Tim Cappello is going to get the original art and hang it above the fireplace in the mansion that I want to believe he lives in now.
In addition to that glorious cover, we also have three pages from Lost Boys #1, written by Tim Seeley, with art by Scott Godlewski. There we find Sam Emerson (Corey Haim in the movie) working in the Frogs' comic book store, where he meets a woman with a haircut that was all too rare in the '80s --- or at least in '80s movies --- and finds out she's into vampires. I can't imagine why that might be.
The Lost Boys #1 arrives in stores October 12.