The cover for the first issue of the new True Blood comic published by IDW has come out.

True Blood - Volume 1, Issue 1 CoverNice, but I’m not a fan of how Bill is drawn. He looks more like a caricature than a comic book character, but he’s draw by David Messina who has worked on some of my favorite Angel comics, so I’m not going to complain too loudly.

As mentioned, the books are drawn by David Messina (Angel: Old Friends, Doyle: Spotlight), written by Alan Ball, David Tischman (Bite Club) & Mariah Huehner, so it should be fun and fit in well with the series.

The first book has everyone reliving their deepest, darkest shames for the amusement of a vengeful spirit:

In this tantalizing series spinning out of the hit show, blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte’s, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past—those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul!

Sounds interesting, although I have to wonder what secret shames could Sam, Tara, Jason and Lafayette have kept from Sookie all this time?

Guess we’ll find out on July 21st.

BTW, This is only the first of four alternate covers for the comic. According to HBO online, there are going to be four covers in total. If you order four copies of the first issue, you are guaranteed to get one of each. Every issue also features a pull-out poster drawn by David Messina.

Via: The Vault and HBO Online