Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Preview and Review of True Blood Comic #1 -release today!

If the "True Blood" television series and the original Sookie Stackhouse novels aren't enough to satisfy your craving for all things Bon Temps, don't worry — series creator Alan Ball is doing bad things to you in comic book form now, too.
Released through IDW Publishing, the first issue of the "True Blood" comic book series arrives in stores later this month, courtesy of a story from Ball and television series writers Kate Barnow and Elisabeth Finch. The issue itself was written by the team of Mariah Huehner and David Tischman with art from David Messina.
Want to know whether or not the first issue is worth sinking your fangs into? All you need to do is hit past the jump for our advanced review of "True Blood" #1!
THE GOOD: There's a lot to like about the first issue of the new "True Blood" comic book series, with its action-packed and mysterious story right at the top of that list. For all of its compelling qualities, the televised version of "True Blood" doesn't always excel when it comes to action sequences, largely due to budgetary constraints. In the comic book format, however, budget isn't a concern. As a result, "True Blood" #1 dives head first into the thick of the action by introducing a brand new creature to the world of Bon Temps — a tentacled humanoid menace calling himself Ted. A fascinating character with an as-yet-unknown grudge against our favorite Merlotte's regulars, Ted is the focal point of the issue, violently lashing out with his delightfully disturbing appendages, expertly drawn by David Mussina. I'll certainly be tuning into issue two to find out more about Ted.
But Ted isn't the only character worth looking forward to. Many of your favorite "True Blood" characters are on hand as well, from the obligatory Sookie and Bill to Jason Stackhouse and Lafayette. They stay true to their characters, even if their foul language is downplayed significantly. For fans of the show, it's a lot of fun to see these guys on the paneled page.

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