Fangirls Speak Out: True Blood Comics – When the hell?!

By AphroditeMF on Nov 2 2011 at 8:44 am | 13 Comments »
I’m a big comic book geek, especially when it comes to vampire comics.  So when it was announced that IDW, the publishers behind the Spike and Angel series, were going to be releasing a series of True Blood comics, I had a massive nerd-gasm.  Fourteen issues in, and this week saw the news that IDW will be making the True Blood comic series an ongoing monthly release from spring 2012.  While this comes as welcome news, I can’t help but feel a degree of trepidation. 
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True Blood Comic issues 1-12

On paper, the True Blood comics sound like they couldn’t possibly fail to live up to awesomeness of the show that inspired them.  The first six-issue arc, All Together Now, has a storyline conceived by head honcho Alan Ball and fellow True Blood staff writers Kate Barnow and Elisabeth Finch.  The script is co-written by David Tischman, of the excellent Bite Club comics on Vertigo (like True Blood meets The Sopranos!), and illustrated by David Messina, who did a superb job on the Spike and Angel comics.  The second arc, Tainted Love, mixed things up a bit by bringing in Michael McMillian, known to fans as the guy who plays vampire-hating preacher Steve Newlin in the show, to co-write the script.  He’s no newcomer to the comic world – check out him and Zachary Quinto’s comic Lucid, a crazy mix of Arthurian legend and secret agents!  Also new to the team was writer Marc Andreyko, currently helming the Let the Right One In prequel comics, and illustrator Joe Corroney, a celebrated Star Wars artist for LucasArts, who’s also worked on the Spike and Angel comics.  Right now we’re mid-way through the third arc, The French Quarter, and the original team are back, with a story that follows on from the cliffhanger in issue six. 
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Comic Sookie also has numerous three-way fantasies.

The depictions of characters can’t be faulted, the dialogue crackles with lewdness and hilarity that makes it sound like it could have come straight out of the show, and the tone is the perfect blend of sexy and freaky.  All Together Now features an ancient swamp monster  that traps everyone in Merlotte’s and feeds off of their shame.  Tainted Love is about a contaminated batch of TruBlood that sends vampires bat-shit crazy, and The French Quarter is about Sookie, Eric and Bill travelling to New Orleans to investigate a series of vampire slayings.  All fun stuff and highly entertaining.

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True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love

By jody on Sep 21 2011 at 6:27 pm | No Comments »

Comic Book Hardback 2 michael mcmillian merchandise hbo comic books I know we are all a little sad that the 9-month wait to watch new episodes of our beloved show True Blood has begun, but fret not Truebies! You can still get your True Blood fix by checking out our site for up-to-date information on your favorite True Blood actors and also what they’ve got for sale over at the HBO Store.

We will be featuring items that are of particular interest and hope you will enjoy. First up, the hardcover edition of Tainted Love. The book sells for $24.99, and you can buy it here.

I have been getting all of the comic books and so far the Tainted Love series has been my favorite. The illustrations are top-notch and the story was funnier and co-written by Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin). So if you haven’t purchased the individual comic books, you can get them all in this handy hardcover.

True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love

Marc Andreyko, Michael McMillian (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

Hoyt, the human boyfriend of Jessica, tries to do a good deed… and it doesn’t go unpunished! Hoyt notices that Jessica has been staring at a poster for a local prom night, which leads him to romantically scheme to throw a surprise one for her at Merlotte’s (with the help of friends Sookie, Sam and Tara). Unfortunately, things go awry when Jessica drinks a bit too much of the punch, which just happens to be part of a tainted batch of Tru Blood! Now out of control on a rampage into the night, Hoyt, Bill and Jason do their best to help their friend. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette try to help Jessica a little differently, by seeking out Eric, and the local sheriff! It’s a thrill ride beyond compare as they fight to bring Jessica back to the safety of Bon Temps stretches dangerously close to dawn.

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New True Blood Comic Heads to The Vieux Carré

By ZZ on May 19 2011 at 5:23 pm | 6 Comments »
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MTV has revealed that the new, six-issue series hits shelves in August and will follow Sookie and vampire Eric Northman as they travel to New Orleans in order to track down a killer whom Eric and his maker, Godric, thought they killed centuries ago.

“True Blood: The French Quarter” will bring back “All Together Now” writers Mariah Huehner and David Tischman, as well as artist David Messina, who will be joined by Claudia Balboni on the series. Messina and Correney will provide cover art for the series.

Cover by Joe Corroney.



Michael McMillian Ecstatic @ Advance Release Party for Lucid

By Lividity on May 19 2011 at 11:38 am | 3 Comments »
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OMG buy this comic book and make him even happier!

Michael McMillian looks way happy to be at the Golden Apple Comics advance release party for his Lucid hardback comic yesterday (May 18, 2011) in Los Angeles. The guy looking all, “What the hell?” at Michael is  Shawn Depasquale who did the lettering for the book.


True Blood Twitter Talk

By jody on Mar 30 2011 at 8:08 pm | No Comments »
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Listen Up! The True Blood boys are talking!

Denis O’Hare has confirmed (via Twitter) that he will be in Clint Eastwood’s new movie “J. Edgar” starring  Leonardo DiCaprio. According to, there will be another True Blood alumnus in the movie, Stephen Root, who played Eddie in Season 1. ZZ and I were lucky enough to see some of the filming of J. Edgar while we were on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour earlier this month.

Logo TV tweeted today that Joe Manganiello will make a specal appearance at the “NewNowNextAwards” 2011 . The show tapes in front of a live audience at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood on Thursday, April 7th with a telecast premiere on Monday, April 11th at 10/9C on Logo. Check it out at the source.

Michael McMillian (Rev. Steve Newlin) reminds us that the new issue of Tainted Love #2 - the True Blood comic book that he co-wrote – is out in comic book stores today. If you aren’t following him, you should be. This guy is a riot. My favorite recent tweet of his (from yesterday), “Thank you, Donut-Muffin, for being there when I needed you the most.” Follow him @McMillzz.

Another funny guy on Twitter, Marshall Allman (Tommy Merlotte) offered a little True Blood Season 4 Spoiler yesterday, “sam and tommy merlotte at the hospital today. who and what for?” – Oh Marshall, you are making us crazy!

Video: The Buzz on True Blood Comic Book

By jody on Mar 8 2011 at 3:55 pm | 3 Comments »

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HBO aired a new video on The Buzz with Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley and Deborah Ann Woll. They were at a Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles last week to sign copies of the new hard-cover comic book compilation named “True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now” that contains all six of the comics from the first series. The video looks like it contains some behind-the-scenes filming of season 4, so check it out!

True Blood Comic Book Compilation Makes Best Seller List

By Lividity on Mar 2 2011 at 3:37 pm | No Comments »

all together now1 comic books books alan ball The True Blood hard cover comic book compilation, “All Together Now,” which comprises all six issues of the first series has made the sixth spot on the New York Times best seller list.

“To have our first comic compilation debut at number six on the best-seller list is amazing,” said James Costos, HBO’s VP of licensing and retail. “It is a true testament to the quality of the product and reach of the True Blood brand.”

The series was co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner in collaboration with creator Alan Ball and screenwriters Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow. Artwork was provided by David Messina, J. Scott Campbell and Joe Corroney.