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New ‘True Blood’ Comics Coming this May

That’s right Truebies, another series of True Blood comics are coming soon! Many fans don’t even know that the folks behind the hit show have created True Blood comics, but they have and that more are on the way! Woo!

Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin on the show) recently revealed that the 4th series of True Blood comics will be coming out soon, and a posting on the HBO store for IDW Publishing’s True Blood comics has confirmed it. The post shared the full creative team behind True Blood Series 4, and I’ve got to say, it’s an excellent collaboration.

The ongoing will be written by Green Arrow writer Ann Nocenti and True Blood actor Michael McMillian with creative collaboration from True Blood producer Alan Ball and art by Michael Gaydos. So far, IDW has only posted the Issue #1 cover image. They have yet to released specific details about the storyline of the upcoming comic or how it will link to the show.

McMillian co-wrote IDW’s second True Blood series, Tainted Love. The writer/actor spoke with CBR News back in 2011 about Tainted Love and his view on comics expanding the True Blood universe and mythology.

“I think the comic can play a role in exploring areas of the ‘True Blood’ world that the show may not be able to get to,” McMillian said. “Marc [Andreyko] came up with the wonderful idea of Tru Blood bottles getting contaminated with an element that causes vampires to go crazy. Since the bottled blood is the link between vampire/human relations, it’s such a great device to mess with. Tainting that symbolic connection seemed like an apt reflection of where vampire/human relations were left off in Season 3. On another level, the theme of contamination is at play with the main cast of characters. Their lives have been drastically affected since Bill walked into Sookie’s life. Are they themselves tainted? A lot of our characters kick off the series with a longing to return to the way things were before… to reclaim a feeling of lost, perhaps even false, innocence.”

If you want to check out the previous comics before the new one is released in May, they are: True Blood: All Together Now, True Blood: Tainted Love and True Blood: The French Quarter.

What do you guys think of the True Blood comics? Have any of you read them, if so, how do you feel about them?

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • February 21, 2012


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