Big News for True Blood Comic Series

November 11, 2011

Publishers Have Announced a Monthly Release!

According to IDW Publishing the TRUE BLOOD comic book series has become one of their most popular titles.  Since its first issue was published by IDW in July 2010, each installment has given Truebies a deeper insight into their favorite characters.  Now, a new comic will be released every month.  Alan Ball, the show’s creator, says about the series:

“The comics are a great way to continue telling True Blood stories off screen. With this new ongoing series, Truebies will be able to find a new comic in stores every month. We’ll also have even more room to create in-depth drama and further explore the world of Bon Temps.”

After IDW and HBO reached the New York Times‘ Best-Selling First Comic Collection with their compilation of ALL TOGETHER NOW, they released the second compilation entitled TAINTED LOVE.  All Together Now is about a woodland monster who ravages Merlotte’s and Tainted Love revolves around Jessica ingesting some poisoned bottles of True Blood and Bill‘s search for its origin.  In stores now, the third mini-series (not yet compiled) is called THE FRENCH QUARTER and:

“finds Sookie and Eric in New Orleans tracking a killer, whom Eric and Godric thought they killed in Paris more than 200 years ago, while Bill is in town investigating a local Hep-D outbreak that may be connected to the killer’s latest victims. Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, Truebies will wonder why Pam is hanging out at Merlotte’s and what it is she wants with Lafayette.”

The French Quarter issues will be compiled as a series and released in March 2012.

TRUE BLOOD: ALL TOGETHER NOW ($24.99, 160 pages, hard cover, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code DEC10 0370; ISBN 978-1-60010-868-6.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE ($24.99, 160 pages, hard cover, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code JUL11 0370; ISBN 978-1-61377-019-1.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE ($11.99) is available in Apple’s iBook Store here: http://bit.ly/smqTIA

The entire TRUE BLOOD COMICS COLLECTION is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple App Store [http://itunes.com/apps/idwpublishing/truebloodcomicscollection]

TRUE BLOOD comics are available for the Sony PSP through the Sony Digital Comics store here: http://bit.ly/fKNzWV

Whoever has these comics or loves comics and True Blood should let us know what you think in the comments section! If you have any Truebie friends, I know the books make a great holiday present! (I’m hoping to find Tainted Love in my stocking since I’ve already purchased and devoured All Together Now.)

Image and Article Source: IDW Publishing

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True Blood Comic Books Are a Mega Hit

December 10, 2010

Comic Collection and Second Series to Debut in February:

True Blood Comic Book Series #2 to debut in February 2011Thanks to all you Truebies out there, the True Blood comic book series is a huge success. HBO and IDW Publishing have announced that there is much more to come in the intriguing world of Bon Temps in a second series of comics beginning in early 2011.

The first series broke sales records when it debuted this year, which makes perfect sense considering the graphic novels were created as a means to keep Truebies up-to-date on their favorite characters’ secret lives once the cameras stopped rolling each season.

It’s About to Get Even More Graphic:

Like the first series, the new True Blood comic series will be based in our favorite southern small town, Bon Temps, and will offer up all the shenanigans that occur with humans and mythical creatures co-existing. In this six-issue series, Jessica is exposed to contaminated bottles of Tru Blood, causing the baby vamp to become unhinged. Sookie, Bill and the others investigate to find out who (or what) is behind the bad blood. In addition to Jessica, several other Bon Temp residents are making their comic book debut including Hoyt, Terry, Arlene and Steve Newlin.

True Blood comic book series #2 first issue coverSpeaking of Steve Newlin, the actor who plays the demented Reverend, Michael McMillian, will co-author the all-new six-issues with fan-favorite writer Marc Andreyko:

“Marc and I are working hard to make sure the series feels like an extension of the show. True Blood fans should expect lots of action, gore, sex, humor and of course, awesome cliffhangers!”

All Together Now:

Also launching in February is the hardcover collection of the first comic book series, ‘All Together Now’. In addition to all six issues of the series, the collection will include some bonus material. No, there won’t be life-sized dolls of Bill or Sookie, but Truebies will get to see some original sketches and a cover gallery.

Developed with True Blood series creator and director Alan Ball, along with series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, All Together Now was co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. The comic book series showcases the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor, intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for. The series is beautifully illustrated by top-tier artist David Messina, with additional art by renowned artists J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, and Andrew Currie.

Ball is certainly pleased by the success of the comic books and he can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the second series:

“(We are) excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans. Michael and Marc have done an amazing job with the second series, crafting a thrilling story that will leave Truebies wanting more.”

In addition to the print editions, the comic collection and the second series will be available digitally through Sony’s Digital Comics Store and Apple’s iTunes Store.

You can pre-order both the collection and the second series through HBO’s online store.

We’re definitely looking forward to sinking our teeth into, well, anything True Blood and we hope all you Truebies continue sucking up the new graphic novels! Early 2011 is already looking very exciting - not only is the second series of the comic books debuting, but two new books from Charlaine Harris are to be published.  Both ‘The Sookie Stackhouse Companion’ and the 11th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, ‘Dead Reckoning‘ will be available in the new year. Do you think it will be enough to hold us over until season 4 premieres in June?

Source: IDW Publishing - Trubies Have Spoken – They Love The True Blood® Comic Series!

(Photo Credit: HBO, inc.)

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1st Printing of True Blood Comic Sells Out

August 20, 2010

True Blood ComicZap! Bam! Pow! Okay, wrong comic book. But just as exciting to the fans of HBO‘s True Blood TV series is its very own “official” comic book. Launched at San Diego’s Comic-Con, HBO and IDW Publishing have announced that the first issue, True Blood #1, has sold out of its 53,000 copies. It had multiple covers. The VP of Global Licensing and Retailing, James Costos, said:

“The passion fans have for True Blood has elevated the series to new heights and it continues to grow as the story unfolds… With the sell-out success of the comic’s first printing, it is clear that there is an insatiable thirst for different iterations of the television series, and we’re excited to expand the impact of the comic series and get it into even more hands with this second printing.”

The first issue of the comic book series contains a plot developed by Alan Ball, creator of the TV series. The comics will continue with the adventures of our True Blood favorites – Sookie, Bill, Tara, Eric, Jason, Sam, Lafayette and Jessica.

Yes, there will be a second printing to be available in stores on August 25th. It will have 32 pages of full color action scenes, selling for $3.99.

True Blood Comic Alternate CoverTrue Blood #2, also 32 pages and the same price, became available in stores on August 18th.

Sink your teeth into them before they fly off the shelves, again!

SOURCE: IDWPublishing.com — HBO® and IDW Publishing Announce Second Printing for True Blood® Comic Book Series

Cover #1 is the second printing design by J. Scott Campbell.  Cover #2 is Issue 2.

Both covers by ideaanddesignworks.com

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True Blood Comic Debut at Comic-Con 2010

August 10, 2010

True Blood Comic Cover ArtAs most of you know there was a lot of True Blood buzz at this years Comic-Con with the released the new True Blood Comic Book from HBO and IDW Publishing. The comic book tells the story in between season 2 and season 3. You get to see all your favorite True Blood characters and you get a chance to delve a little deeper into the back stories of the characters than the show does.  Alan Ball who created the television series also put in quite a lot of input into the comic stories as well and HBO and IDW Publishing have high hopes for the success of the comic series.

(Photo credit: IDW Publishing)

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True Blood Comic Book Series with IDW Publishing

August 6, 2010

At Comic-con 2010 in San Diego, California, IDW Publishing finally released a comic book series that you can really sink your teeth into.  That’s right, Alan Ball, HBO, and IDW Publishing came together to create the first ever True Blood comic book series.  IDW‘s director of Marketing, Anna Maria White was on hand to give True Blood fans the scoop about this new way to interact with both the main characters and the universe of True Blood.

The series was plotted by True Blood creator Alan Ball; written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner.  The amazing artwork was provided by well-known illustrator David Messina.

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