True Blood – Tainted Love

Recently IDW finished the newest True Blood 6 issue mini series, Tainted Love. I gave it a shot since it focuses on Jessica, the young vampire who lives under Bill’s care. I find her to be the most appealing character out of the series. I found the first True Blood comic to be horribly boring after issue 2 or 3 so I stopped reading it. This one was much different, and I was actually compelled to finish it. My only gripe is how over exposed True Blood has become. The series is utterly stupid (although season 1 was pretty good) and I find the books to also be just as stupid. They’re still better than Twilight though.

The story is by Marc Andreyko and Michael McMillian, with art by Joe Corroney. If these three want to continue making True Blood comics, I would happily read whatever they put out. While they’ve captured each character perfectly from the show, they don’t over do it. Since Sookie and Bill are not together, you don’t get the endless “SOOKEH” and “BEEEEEL” crap, which the first comic series poked fun at. The plot is pretty interesting too; Someone at the True Blood plants has been messing with the True Blood formula, which causes vampires who drink the tainted True Blood to go crazy. After doing some detective work our cast of fairies, shape shifter, vampires, and everything else discover it was the man who created True Blood in the first place. The rest of the story is a race against time to save Jessica and to try and find a cure for her.

Wait for this to come out in a collected form. It’s worth a read if you’re a True Blood fan, even a casual one. If you’ve never seen or read a True Blood book you might want to stay clear of this, as you really don’t get a back story to Jessica until issue 5.

-Lauren

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One Response to “True Blood – Tainted Love”

  1. Josephine Narvais Says:

    I spotted this article (Link Below) on August 18, 2011 with one of the founders for Girls with Comics . It was on the main page of “Bleeding cool.”

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/08/18/collectors-cornered-5-conan-and-the-crow/

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