Hey True Blood fans! The season may be over, but there’s some new True Blood goodness that is heading your way. IDW Publishing has announced the launch of a second hardcover True Blood comic collection.
True Blood: Tainted Love is now available in comic and book stores throughout North America. This compilation of all six issues from the second series of the mega-hit comics offers an all-new story co-written by series star Michael McMillian and comics fan-favorite Marc Andreyko. The collection features bonus content, including a cover gallery.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the continued success of the comics and are excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans,” stated show creator Alan Ball. “Truebies now have two great stories to enjoy, both of which offer new adventures for the Bon Temps crew.”
Following on the success of the New York Times best-selling first comic collection, True Blood: All Together Now, this second edition channels the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor, intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for into a brand new story that treats readers to new insights of their favorite characters. In True Blood: Tainted Love, Jessica is exposed to contaminated bottles of Tru Blood, causing the lovely vampire to go berserk. It’s up to Sookie, Bill, Eric and the rest of the Bon Temps gang to figure out who (or what) is behind the bad Blood. Plus, Reverend Newlin is back and as always in the world of True Blood, things are not as they seem.
“Not only is Steve Newlin back, but True Blood: Tainted Love sees the first comic appearance of many fan-favorite characters from the show,” said McMillian, who plays Fellowship of the Sun leader Reverend Steve Newlin on the show. “Marc and I worked hard to make our story arc feel like a mini-season of True Blood. Hopefully it will help viewers with their withdrawal while they wait for the next season.”
We’ll take whatever we can get to hold us over to next summer! Waiting a year between seasons is brutal…