Wednesday, August 18, 2010

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 9

Team Talk Blood Member,  Mark Blankenship send us his Ep 9 "Sucker Punch" 

This week's installment may be called "Everything Is Broken," but I'd argue for "Everything Is Waiting" instead. The episode feels like it's moving chess pieces into place and leaving the final three installments to make decisive plays.
But even without lots of action, "Everything Is Broken" is elegantly structured. The storytelling's obvious plan gives me confidence that we're going out with a bang this year.
Take Bill's descent (ascent? dream-scent?) into fairyland. It's solely designed to deliver information that we can use later. Or rather, it's designed to let us know that Bill has received information, even though we don't get to know what it is. There's no action, per se, just the preparation for actions yet to come.
Clearly, this plot strand is about to overlap with several others in the super-narrative that I'm calling Sookie's True Identity.
Who else is participating in STI? Well, Cousin Hadley, of course. Her arc began when she whispered to Eric about Sookie's nature, and now she's confessing to Sookie about her confession to Eric. (Follow me?) Meanwhile, she's also introducing Sookie to her own mind-reading son, Hunter, and intimating that whoever wants Sookie will want him, too.
Another piece of STI comes from Bill's secret file. This week, he tells Sookie about it, but doesn't quite tell her what it means.
In other words, lots of people know about Sookie's True Identity, and they're all prepared to reveal or act upon that information. The only ones who don't know STI are Sookie herself and us.

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True Blood Comic Book Sold Out!

All your horny “True Blood” fans have made the first issue of the comic series a success! HBO and IDW Publishing have just announced that True Blood #1 has officially sold out. The first issue launched at San Diego Comic-Con and then made its way to comic retailers throughout North America.
The series is the first-ever comic book series to be based on a hit TV series. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that “True Blood” fans are very dependable. To meet the continued demand, IDW and HBO are rushing a second printing to stores for a release date of August 25th.

Here’s the info we were sent on the series:
True Blood #1 boasted a print run of over 53,000 copies, sold through comic stores and other outlets, and offering multiple covers. IDW and Diamond Comic Distributors also offered exclusive versions of the first issue at San Diego Comic Con, all of which were sold out by the end of the show. The second installment of the series will release on August 18th.

“The passion fans have for True Blood has elevated the series to new heights and it continues to grow as the story unfolds,” states James Costos, VP Global Licensing and Retailing. “With [True Blood #2 cover]the sell-out success of the comic’s first printing, it is clear that there is an insatiable thirst for different iterations of the television series, and we’re excited to expand the impact of the comic series and get it into even more hands with this second printing.”
Beginning with issue #1, the True Blood comic series offers the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor, intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for. In this comic book series, Sookie and many other Bon Temps locals find themselves waiting in Merlotte’s bar for a strangely portentous raging storm to subside. Soon, they discover they’ve been trapped by an entity that feeds off of raw emotions and begins killing off the patrons one by one until his hunger is sated.
The plot was developed with Ball, along with series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. Beautifully illustrated by top tier artist David Messina, the series captures all the bloody details and sexy reveals of this exciting new adventure. Renowned artists J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, and Andrew Currie join Messina in providing covers for the first issue.
  • True Blood #1 (of 6, 2nd printing, 32 pages, full color, $3.99) will be available in stores on August 25th. Diamond order code JUN10 8172.
  • True Blood #2 (of 6, 32 pages, full color, $3.99) will be available in stores on August 18th. Diamond order code JUN10 0313.

Another version of the Rolling Stone cover...

Leave it to the boys at Camp Blood to have fun with the True Blood Rolling Stone cover.

Matt Reeves' Vampire Tale 'Let Me In' to Open Fantastic Fest 2010

Fantastic Fest officials have announced they will open the Texas Genre-fest with the U.S. Premiere of the kid-vampire movie "Let Me In" starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road.)

We at HitFix.Com has been following Matt Reeves' adaptation of the 2004 Swedish novel "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Linqvist since darn near the beginning, and it seems appropriate that the film would be chosen for the opening night of the festival.

Every time we speak to him, Reeves' perspective seems well suited for creating an American version of a story many of us got to know from the Swedish film by Tomas Alfredson of the same name. Creating a movie based on source material that's already known can be dangerous territory for any director, but the castin
g seems perfect. We will see if hunches pay out on September 23rd in Austin.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Bones

Bones - True Blood
Thanks Lawliettte