First Look: ‘True Blood’, The Comic Book

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Yesterday we got to watch the second mini-episode of the A Drop of True Blood mini-series (which will air weekly Sundays on HBO leading up to the season 3 premiere of True Blood on June 13) and today there is more TB goodness to share. The book series turned TV series is making yet another transition into a … comic book series. Here is our first look at the cover artwork for the new series:

It took about a month since we got confirmation of the new True Blood comic series coming from HBO and IDW Publishing to see the cover art, but it was definitely worth the wait! Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creature, comes to IDW! Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte’s, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past — those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by True Blood series creator Alan Ball with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). Bonus inside every issue: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina! This six-issue series kicks off in July [at the San Diego Comic-Con], but you can click here to pre-order Issue #1 from TFAW!

While I’m usually of the mind that too much of a good thing can be bad, I’m actually on board with this comic book version of True Blood. I love the stylized way the characters look on the cover (except for Jason Stackhouse, who looks far too gaunt on this cover for my taste) and think this comic book series will be really fun for collectors. I suspect that this comic book version of True Blood will compliment the on-going TV series version but it remains to be seen if/how the two storylines might overlap/intersect. Still, I think this TB comic book thing is a great idea … what do y’all think? Do this look of any interest to any of y’all fangbangers?

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  1. CHASE

    They look like zombies as opposed to vampires.

  2. Maria

    I want it for the iPad.

  3. Anna

    The guys look gaunt but recognizable, the girls look completely different from their TV characters!

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