PREVIEW: HBO’s TRUE BLOOD Brings Southern Discomfort to IDW

The dirty south gets a little bit dirtier and a whole lot bloodier with an all new six issue True Blood comic series from the bad, bad people of IDW.

Based on the Southern Vampire Mystery novels of Charlaine Harris, HBO's True Blood is the story of telepathic towny Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her supernatural love life in Bon Temps , Louisiana. There is sex. There is blood. And sometime people turn into dogs. The third season is ongoing.

The mini was plotted by series creator Alan Ball and series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. David Messina provides the interior art and Andrew Currie, Joe Corroney, and J. Scott Campbell all provide variant covers. Ball calls the mini a companion to the television series. 

According to IDW, the story all centers on a dark and stormy night at the bar.

In this comic book series, Sookie and many other Bon Temps locals find themselves waiting in Merlotte's bar for a strangely portentous raging storm to subside.  Soon, they discover they've been trapped by an entity that feeds off of raw emotions and begins killing off the patrons one by one until his hunger is sated. 

 

Here's a look at the first issue:

 

 

True Blood #1 (of 6, 32 pages, full color, $3.99) is now available in stores.

True Blood #1, SDCC exclusive (32 pages, full color, $5) will be available at the IDW booth #2643.

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