Friday, May 14, 2010

'True Blood': From book to TV to comic books

The new True Blood comic based on the HBO series, (which, in turn, is based on Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse "Southern Vampire" series) will debut at July's San Diego Comic-Con, but the four alternate #1 covers are out now.

Developed by show creator Alan Ball and TV writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner, the initial plot of the IDW Publishing six-issue miniseries (previewed on Facebook) focuses on the cast being stuck in Merlotte's with a hungry beast.

For my money, most of the covers look fun and capture the sexy, playful spirit of the show, but Cover 3 - featuring Tara, Jason and Sam - looks goofy. Tara's eyes are just a tad too droopy, Jason is apparently doing his best James Van Der Beek, and not one vampire is featured.

What do you think? Will you read a TB comic or is the show's third season premiering June 13, and the latest Sookie novel Dead In The Family, enough of the Bon Temps crowd? See the embiggenable other covers after the jump ...