First Look at the Newest True Blood Graphic Novel Covers!

November 19, 2010 by  

Plus! Details From a Surprising Source!

True Blood Graphic Novel Cover Series 2, Issue 1

Last week, exclusively revealed the cover of the forthcoming True Blood graphic novel, True Blood, Vol. 1: All Together Now. EW has now revealed not one but two covers for the second installment in the True Blood graphic novels series (no title yet released).

Plot Details, Anyone?

The plot of the second edition (which is a compilation of six forthcoming issues of the True Blood comics series) will naturally revolve around Sookie Stackhouse, whose world is ‘turned upside down’ when contaminated bottles of Tru Blood cause the Southern Vampire population to go berserk.

That, as you might guess, just amps up the always simmering human-vampire tension in Bon Temps. In addition to Sookie, Bill, and Eric, new characters who weren’t in the first series will be introduced in this latest edition: Jessica Hamby, Hoyt Fortenberry, Terry Bellefleur, Arlene Fowler, Jesus Velasquez, and Steve Newlin all make appearances.

In fact, speaking of the right, Michael McMillian, who plays the Fellowship of the Sun leader Reverend Steve Newlin Jr. on the HBO True Blood series, is also a co-author (with Marc Andreyko) of the second series of comics!

Michael McMillian, True Blood's Rev. Newlin, co-author True Blood Graphic Novel Series 2

McMillian Shares Enticing Details On Upcoming Graphic Novel:

“The plot kicks off when bottles of Tru Blood are contaminated with this mysterious ingredient that makes vampires go, basically, insane. They go crazy. They lose sense of all sort of moral center, and they pretty much go feral and attack anything and everything in sight. What happens is they reach Bon Temps and the lips of a very beloved vampire character. Sookie and the rest of the characters are trying to figure out: Who’s behind the contamination? How can they save their friend? That’s sort of where the whole arc starts off.”

McMillian continued:

“We wanted to make this story very vampire-centric, and I’ve always been interested in the larger mythology of this bottled blood, that there’s a corporation behind this.

What would happen if they had a PR disaster like the BP oil spill? …it would be a huge disaster… What…if they have to pull bottled blood off the market?… There’s (the) immediate problem of if … Tru Blood is recalled, what are vampires going to do (and how will it affect humans)? I’m interested in the dynamics of the relationships between humans and vampires.”

The enthusiastic McMillian pointed out that until the Season 4 HBO True Blood series returns in summer, 2011, this series will have to tide fans over.

‘Reverend Newlin’ also revealed:

“We’ve got the privilege of being the only True Blood that’s available for fans before the fourth season starts up in the summer, so we really want this series to feel like a great stand-in for the TV show. It’s going to be really exciting and action-packed and beautiful.”

IDW True Blood Comics Series 2 Issue 1 Cover

The second True Blood graphic novel series won’t hit stores shelves until Feb. 23, but  you can pre-order it now.

So, True Blood fans, does the news of a new infusion of True Blood via this graphic novel give you hope that you can mainstream until the show’s return in summer 2011? Have you ever read a comic book or graphic novel and if not, is this enough to convince you to do so? Are you as excited about this as Rev. Steve? (We are!)

Source: EW – ‘True Blood’ Exclusive: First Look at more graphic novel covers! Plus, tons of details!

(Image Credits: EW,