Last month we brought you a look inside the upcoming comic book treatment of the Charlaine Harris novels chronicling the life of her titular Sookie Stackhouse character thanks to series producer Alan Ball and IDW Publishing fresh from the floor of Wondercon. Now today the publisher has released the first look at the cover for the first issue of the title that hits stands this July, and if you click on beyond the break you can take a look at that AND catch the video of the producer speaking about the project in case you missed it the first time around. Read on for the skinny. “True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, and details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small Louisiana town. The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).”
“Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, comes to IDW!
Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte’s, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past–those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). First Issue special: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!”
“TRUEBLOOD” Issue #1 Drops This July From IDW Publishing! (mSRP-$3.99)
And Here Is A Message From Series Producer Alan Ball Thanks To DreadCentral.com…