Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'True Blood' seeps from books to TV and, now, to comics

Vampires are everywhere these days. And now the steamiest bloodsuckers of the bayou have a comic book of their own.

For those who can't get enough of HBO's True Blood, which returns for a third season in June, a six-issue comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing will make its debut at the San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Creators of the blood-drenched show have teamed with comic veterans for new stories of Sookie Stackhouse, her undead lover, Bill Compton, and the rest of the sex-crazed cast of mythical Bon Temps, La.

The first issue includes four alternate covers and a story line that traps the cast with an unnamed beast in Merlotte's Bar.

With Twilight and Vampire Diaries grabbing audiences by the throat, what gives True Blood its distinctive bite?

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