Is it ironic that coming-of-age stories never seem to get old? Are the 1980s a part of our past or are they more like a present that keeps on giving? These mysteries are only deepened by Urban Legendz, an upcoming Ya graphic novel from Humanoids that offers an old-school Brooklyn twist on the 1980s coming-of-age tale with eerie themes, a sub-genre that seems supernaturally popular these days.
The exclusive excerpt of Urban Legendz below weaves a tale of young friendship developing in the the 1980s in the midst of a dark mystery, a set-up that recalls plenty of Reagan Era classics (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, The Goonies, etc.) and a good number of contemporary projects, as well. The Netflix series Stranger Things, for example, returns with Season 3 in July, New Line Cinema’s It: Chapter 2 arrives in theaters on Sept.