True Blood Comic Books Are a Mega Hit

December 10, 2010 by  

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.)