Top Cow and Spacedog Entertainment are teaming up to bring you True Blood: The Great Revelation, which will serve as a prequel to the upcoming HBO series. The book premiered at San Diego Comic Con last week, and we got our hands on some preview pages to share with all of you. Hit the jump to hear more about it, as well as look at some pretty preview pages. As you know, any image is viewable in Expand-O-Scope, so just click away to see a larger picture.
HBO and Top Cow Productions have partnered to release the comic series, True Blood: The Great Revelation, which serves as the prequel to the upcoming HBO series “True Blood” by Alan Ball (“Six Feet Under,” “American Beauty”) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The comic book is written by David Wohl (Witchblade, The Darkness) with art by Jason Badower (HEROES online comic), colored by Blond and story by Brian Cain and Gregg Hale (“The Blair Witch”) at Campfire.
The printed version of the book premieres at San Diego Comic-Con and will be available free of charge to Comic-Con attendees (visit the Top Cow at booth #2329). The first full 16 pages of the story will be available starting July 24th at HBO.com/TrueBlood, with new installations every Wednesday. The book contains eight pages of bonus material that includes an interview with Alan Ball. The back cover features poster art from the series which premieres online today and in print on Thursday.
Here’s a brief summary of the story:
True Blood: The Great Revelation tells of a world where vampires emerge from the shadows to join everyday society. After centuries of living in darkness, they are able to make their presence known with the advent of a synthetic blood – Tru Blood – created by a Japanese company, which allows them to co-exist peacefully with humans without murderous feedings. But for many humans this revelation is greeted with the fear of the unknown. In the midst of a new community of people struggling for acceptance in society, the ancient and wise “Vampire King” of California, Lamar, is summoned to Tokyo for a meeting with the executives of the company that produces Tru Blood, where he’ll learn of their broader aspirations and the role they’ve devised for him.