True Blood #1
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True Blood #1

Writer: Alan Ball Artist: David Messina Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
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  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 26, 2010

    I'm not certain of the pattern HBO series follow with regards to their seasons, but if this is the downtime between seasons of "True Blood," fans of the show would certainly find reason to at least give this issue a look. Those unfamiliar with the show, but keen to supernatural tinged tales, might want to give this a go. It's not for everyone, to be certain, but that's the case with most comics nowadays. I enjoyed this peek into the world of Sookie Stackhouse's, but this didn't compel me to check out the HBO series. I'd be fine with just reading these adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck May 29, 2012

    Given that we are between seasons, I would have liked a bit more sense of where this story fits, or if it does at all. It's enjoyable enough for a fan like me, but won't mean anything to a non-fan and the characters will be cyphers. Hand me an B-Positive bottle of Tru Blood and I'm in for the short term. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 21, 2010

    Why IDW chose not to go the full "mature readers only" route on this one is baffling. The comic's greatest strength lies in introducing a new villain that far exceeds the capabilities of the show's limited budget. The art is also a cut above what I've come to expect from licensed books like this. David Messina injects plenty of detail and shadow into his work, and viewers will instantly recognize every inch of Merlotte's. Messina does struggle with inconsistent facial work, however, and characters don't always appear natural or organic in their surroundings. So far, it looks as if this series will be able to carve a comfortable niche in the True Blood mythos. Just don't come in expecting the same level of adult content you'd find on HBO. Read Full Review

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