I have to admit, I don’t like True Blood. I really don’t. I think it’s indulgent, exploitive and gratuitous and nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is. I’ve read the books and I find Sookie as annoying in them as in the series, even though the books are significantly different. However, I also know I’m in a minority and as such I totally respect the fandom. I treat it as I treat Twilight, it’s not for me, but it has it’s fans and it’s keeping sci-fi fantasy alive and well and for that I have the utmost respect.
So, now that I have that out in the open I’ll continue. IDW have been doing solid work in continuing the stories of Sookie and BonTemp’s undead populace. I believe a comic book is the perfect medium to keep fans happy inbetween seasons and I’m really warming to IDW as a whole.
So, for all you True Blood fans, here’s the press release about the Third Series Edition, True Blood: The French Quarter , debuting in Hardcover in April
San Diego, CA (March 6, 2012) – The sizzling collaboration between IDW Publishing and HBO heats up again! Proving that there are helpings yet to be had in this buffet of twisted Southern hospitality called TRUE BLOOD, comics luminaries Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian, and Michael Gaydos are joining forces with series creator Alan Ball to take readers on a brand-new ride through the supernatural underbelly of Bon Temps, Louisiana, in an all-new ongoing series beginning in May.
“I’m so happy to come back to work on the TRUE BLOOD comic,” says McMillian, co-writer of the Tainted Love limited series. “The show’s mythology has become vast and rich over the past few seasons, and our plan is to explore every corner of the vampire universe, past and present. Ann and I are eager to make it a must-read companion piece to the TV series.”
In Where Were You?, the series’ first arc, readers will learn the beloved cast of characters’ roles in and reaction to the “Great Revelation”; the day when vampires revealed themselves to the world, which makes TRUE BLOOD the devilishly unique and dynamic series it is. Loved by fans and critics alike, TRUE BLOOD has become a force in both comics and television with a mythology sure to thrill and delight for years to come.
“As a fan from the jump, I was thrilled to come onboard to contribute to the lovely nastiness that is TRUE BLOOD,” says Nocenti, a comics veteran best known for her ground-breaking run on Daredevil. “Working on the comic with Michael has been a revelation, he generates amazing stories and packs them with must-read tidbits and I’m lucky to be along on this ride.”
Renowned artist Tim Bradstreet (Vampire: The Masquerade, Hellblazer) rounds out the team, providing striking covers for the series, which will also feature hugely popular photo covers for each issue.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing success of the comics,” stated James Costos, VP of HBO Global Licensing. “IDW has been a terrific partner and continuing with the ongoing series is a true testament to the quality of the product and reach of the True Blood brand.”
As if all of that wasn’t enough to satiate the comics’ growing community of fans, IDW and HBO is pleased to announce the impending unleashing of TRUE BLOOD: THE FRENCH QUARTER, a hardcover collection of the last New York Times best-selling miniseries. As a vicious murderer tightens his noose around New Orleans, emotions collide in what’s quickly become a high-humidity romance for the ages!
TRUE BLOOD #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in May. Diamond order code MAR12 0322.
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, Vol. 3: French Quarter ($24.99, 160 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available in March. Diamond order code JAN120443.
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.
The entire TRUE BLOOD COMICS COLLECTION is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple App Store
TRUE BLOOD comics are available for the Sony PSP through the Sony Digital Comics store here.