Stephen Moyer on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly Vampire Edition

July 31, 2009 by  

The latest edition of Entertainment Weekly, that comes out on newsstands July 31, features Stephen Moyer (as vampire Bill Compton) on the cover and focuses on vampires in this issue.  In this vampire special edition,  Entertainment Weekly presents interviews with the authors of True Blood, Twilight, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter and Interview With a Vampire; a list of the 20 greatest bloodsuckers ever and Anne Rice’s pick for the best new vampire.  With True Blood and Twilight drawing in millions into the fascination with vampires, more books, TV shows and movies are coming out to feed the hunger that fans have for this genre.  As Alan Ball states in Entertainment Weekly:

The traditional vampire story, with monsters and victims, chases and chills, is more plain fun, … but they can often reveal the general state of the cultural psyche.”

Vampires are such versatile symbols now that they can express both conservative and liberal views.  Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels are steeped in her Mormon values. But True Blood speaks in part for gays and, as Ball puts it, “eight years of institutionalized demonization of pretty much any group that wasn’t on the bus with Mr. Bush.”

The Vampire edition of Entertainment Weekly is on newsstand July 31.  Go out and get your copy now!

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SOURCE: EW.com

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  • Antonio

    Hot Stuff! What else can you say? Vampires Are a Hot commodity these days!

    • Nia

      You’ve got that right antonio!!!!!!!!
      Hot and sexy, just the way we like him!!!!!!

  • Antonio

    I thought that was Such a Cool cover for EW! 2 of the most popular vampires out there,today! It was just So Cool!
    It just goes to show that people’s interest in vampires had not waned much. While Bill and Edward perhaps do not have much in common with their respective stories,Its fascinating to see them sharing a cover together. Just Incredible!!

  • my name is trisha , i definately a TRU BLOOD fan. just ordered my first TRU BLOOD DRINK order. excited!!!!!!!. trisha

  • Kellie

    pbartteacher, I have to disagree with you on the Edward comment “Vampires that don’t have sex. You have got to be kidding”. If you knew anything about the Twilight series you would know that they too do have sex. Sure there are deferences between the two but if you look closely they are also alot alike. They BOTH make us love vampires. Congrats to both, keep up the good work.

  • Sue

    Relax Eric fans, he got hottest vampire, even though not my choice, should’ve been Bill. Stephen Moyer is the leading man and will remain so! Go Team Bill!

    • Nia

      I agree Sue. Both men/vamps are beautiful and hot. But Bill/Stephen is the leading man of the show and deserves the recognition for all he has done to make this show the success it is.

  • jc

    Glad to see Bill on the cover! Love him.

  • lemor davidovici

    I LOVE THIS ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY PHOTO IT’S THE BEST BUT THE PHOTO I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE PUT ON THE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY IS THE ONE WHEN BILL WAS TOGETHER WITH LORENA IN CHICAGO IN 1926 I LOVED THAT BILL SHOWED HIS DARKER VAMPIRE SIDE BECAUSE THAT DARKER SIDE SHOWED HIM MORE SEXIER & MORE BLOODIER !.

  • Nia

    I am so happy for Bill/Stephen Moyer and True Blood. So well deserved. To the Eric fans out there please do not lose heart. Our big blond vamp is just coming into his own this season. Plenty of room for both our hunky vamps. So please stay supportive of this wonderful show.
    TEAM TRUE BLOOD!

  • vampirebelle

    It is great that bill is on the cover I do wish it could have been bill and eric but one is better than n one at all.

  • pbartteacher

    Well, you’re right about that Julia. But at least it was one of our True Blood vampires who got the larger picture on the cover. Not the teenie bopper Twilight- Edward. Vampires that don’t have sex. You have got to be kidding. What’s that all about.

    • Kellie

      pbartteacher, I have to disagree with you on the Edward comment “Vampires that don’t have sex. You have got to be kidding”. If you knew anything about the Twilight series you would know that they too do have sex. Sure there are deferences between the two but if you look closely they are also alot alike. They BOTH make us love vampires. Congrats to both, keep up the good work.

  • julia

    Should be here Alex Not Stephen!!!!my opinion!