Michael McMillian Reveal Plot Details:
EW has now revealed a pair of covers for the second installment in the True Blood Graphic novels series (no title yet).
The plot of the second edition (which is a compilation of the next 6 issues of the True Blood comic-book series) will of course revolve around Sookie Stackhouse, whose 'world is turned upside down when contaminated bottles of Tru Blood cause the Southern Vampire population to go berserk.'
Speaking of the Reverend, Michael McMillian, who plays the Fellowship of the Sun leader Reverend Steve Newlin on the HBO True Blood series, is also a co-author (with Marc Andreyko) of the second series of comics.
“We wanted to make this story very vampire-centric..."
(Photo credit HBO. inc.)
“The plot kicks off when bottles of Tru Blood are contaminated with this mysterious ingredient that makes vampires go, basically, insane,” McMillian reveals. “They go crazy. They lose sense of all sort of moral center, and they pretty much go feral and attack anything and everything in sight. What happens is they reach Bon Temps and the lips of a very beloved vampire character. Sookie and the rest of the characters are trying to figure out: Who’s behind the contamination? How can they save their friend? That’s sort of where the whole arc starts off.
... I’ve always been interested in the larger mythology of this bottled blood, that there’s a corporation behind this. (I'm thinking LOST and the Dharma Initiative--sound about right? --Cyn)
(What would happen if they had a PR disaster like the BP oil spill? ...it would be a huge disaster... What...if they have to pull bottled blood off the market? What will vampires do?... There’s (the) immediate problem of if ... Tru Blood is recalled, what are vampires going to do (and how will it affect humans)?I’m interested in the dynamics of the relationships between humans and vampires.” --Rev. Steve Newlin a/ka/ Michael McMillian, co-auther of the second installment in the True Blood Graphic novels series.)
The enthusiastic McMillian pointed out that until the Season 4 HBO True Blood series returns in Summer, 2011, this series will have to tide fans over.
“We’ve got the privilege of being the only 'True Blood' that’s available for fans before the fourth season starts up in the summer,” he said... It’s going to be really exciting and action-packed and beautiful.” (Michael McMillian)
The second True Blood graphic novel series won’t hit stores shelves until Feb. 23.11! so please feel free to preorder right here:
So, fellow Truebies: have you ever read a comic book or graphic novel? Would this series possibly pique your interest?
I do like the 'Jessica' cover version, especially the graphic style which to my eye is more literal. I can see Deborah Ann Woll and that's nice. The 'Bill' cover is good but I couldn't tell you with any certainly that the cover boy was for sure Vampire Bill-- not until I scrutinized him anyway. It's not that I mind the graphic artist following his muse. It's just easier for me to go with the story if the characters resemble the ones I'm used to seeing in the HBO series True Blood.
Source: EW - 'True Blood' Exclusive: First Look at more ,graphic novel covers ! Plus, tons of details!