‘True Blood’ Hardcover Graphic Novel to be Released in December

IDW Publishing, in conjunction with HBO, announced that the first collection of the “True Blood” ongoing comic book series will debut in hardcover this December, according to a news release sent out Thursday.

“True Blood: Where Were You?” was written by comic book legend Ann Nocenti and “True Blood” television series actor, Michael McMillian (who plays Reverend Steve Newlin and also co-wrote the “True Blood: Tainted Love” series. The collection also includes creative collaboration by “True Blood” creator, writer, and producer Alan Ball. Michael Gaydos, Greg Scott and Federica Manfredi provide the artwork, while renowned artist Tim Bradstreet provides the cover art.

“I’m so excited to help launch the True Blood ongoing series,” McMillian said in the news release. “The TV series created such a rich mythology, the possibilities for exciting stories starring Sookie Stackhouse and the citizens of Bon Temps are endless. This first volume flashes back to where Sookie, Eric, Bill and Alcide were when vampires came out of the coffin while they fight a bold new vampire villain in the present!”

In “True Blood: Where Were You?”, 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. Sookie and the entire crew look back and reflect on the day that changed their lives forever.

“Our various TRUE BLOOD miniseries proved so popular, an ongoing series was a no-brainer. And we were lucky to have assembled such a talented team to produce it,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “This book represents months of their hard work as well as that of the tremendous folks at HBO and Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. I think you’ll be able to see that effort in these pages.”

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So exciting to see our favorite True Blood characters come alive once again in this hardback edition that is sure to be a collector’s item!!