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Comic Book based on True Blood out this summer

Comic Book based on True Blood out this summer

Great news, now here’s a comic book that you can sink your teeth into. It’s just been announced that a new comic book format based on the True Blood show is to launch this summer.

HBO and IDW Publishing are thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership to produce a multiple, all-new comic book series based on the network’s hit show True Blood.  Premiering at San Diego Comic-Con in July, this sexy, visually striking comic series will add new and unique layers of supernatural drama to the wildly original Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning television show. Developed closely with the show’s Oscar®-winning creator,Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under,American Beauty), IDW’s True Blood series are the exclusive, official comics for the show and will be available in both print and digital formats.

The first six-issue True Blood comic series offers the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor and intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for. The plot was developed with Ball, along with series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. Beautifully illustrated by top tier artist David Messina, the series captures all the bloody details and sexy reveals of this exciting new adventure. Renowned artist J. Scott Campbell will join Messina in providing covers for each issue.

The comic series will explore the ongoing adventures of telepathic heroine Sookie Stackhouse, her vampire lover Bill Compton, best friend Tara Thornton, enigmatic and ancient vampire sheriff Eric Northman, loyal boss Sam Merlotte, brother Jason Stackhouse, perpetual-virgin vampire Jessica, and the flamboyant cook/drug dealer Lafayette Reynolds.

In the first storyline, Sookie and the rest of Bon Temps find themselves waiting in Merlotte’s bar for a strangely portentous raging storm to subside. Soon, they discover they’ve been trapped by an entity that feeds off of raw emotions and begins killing off the patrons one by one until his hunger is sated.

The creator of HBO’s “True Blood” Alan Ball announces the new IDW comic book series based on the popular show in the video below and he talks about it debuting this July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

You can pre-order the comic book in the HBO online shop.



Here’s a sample of what you can expect the characters to look like in the comic book:

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9 Comment responses

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    April 02, 2010

    Gosh I have no interest whatsoever in that.

    Charlaine’s characters and the adventures she puts them in are the only one’s I’m interested in reading about. I’m not into fan fiction and this is just a glorified bit of fan fiction. I don’t like how Alan has gone off the rails in the show, so why would I read something even farther away from Charlaine’s creation? I know I’m in the minority, but I’d rather spend my money on something written by the source. JMHO.

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    April 02, 2010

    I agree with Amelia. This is kind of glorified fan fiction that looks like it’s trying to throw Sookie into the same realm as Buffy – What, is Bon Temps on a Hellmouth now? How about a storyline that follows some of the other characters in the show to bring more insight into who THEY are? Kind of like the Animatrix. Plus, Charlaine has plenty of short stories within the Sookie-verse they could take on, even ones STARRING Sookie! I’m a comic fan, but this is just not something I really want to see. Have Charlaine write the comics, however, and I’d eat it up like a chocoholic in Wonka’s factory.

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    April 02, 2010

    I am definitely interested in buying and trying this. Since I am a fan fic writer, this is right up my alley. Maybe I’ll be disappointed; maybe not. But I want to give the comic book a shot. Sounds like fun.

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      April 02, 2010

      Replying to my own. This may end up being too fantastical for me, but I won’t know until I try.

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    April 03, 2010

    I’ll definitely check this out. And I’m not surprised to see it branch into the comic-book realm. The show is hot right now, so I can see why they want to strike while the coals are hot.

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    April 03, 2010

    This sounds like fun!

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    April 03, 2010

    I am a massive fan of the Dark Tower books, and the comics based on them were fantastic and totally loyal to the source material, despite being written by outside authors. I think TB comics could work really well.

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    April 03, 2010

    I’m definitely interested. I will absolutely pre-order this.

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    April 04, 2010

    Could be interesting.
    And it says “based” off CH series….we seem to forget that alot.
    I may check it out.
    Its all in fun!

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