Images of the four covers of the first issue of the True Blood comic book series on sale in July have hit. Were I going to purchase one, it would be the Disney-fied Cover B (above), only because I love the way that Bill is pictured with just one fang out. I hadn’t realized that kind of fang control was possible. Judging by how Sookie looks nothing like Anna Paquin while the other characters are at least close to their actors, I suspect the artist was purposely trying to distance her so women who want to pretend they are Sookie could. Now that I’m looking closely, Cover A looks nothing like Paquin either, and Cover C just features Tara, Jason, and Sam. (How pissed would you be if that was the only one left to purchase?) Only Cover D does Paquin proud. That one has the best all-around likenesses. Check out those covers after the jump. Is a six-issue True Blood comic series something that appeals to you? The plot was developed by show creator Alan Ball, along with series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner — if that sways you. “In the first storyline, Sookie and the rest of Bon Temps find themselves waiting in Merlotte’s bar for a strangely portentous raging storm to subside,” the release says. “Soon, they discover they’ve been trapped by an entity that feeds off of raw emotions and begins killing off the patrons one by one until his hunger is sated.” I’ve seen the first six pages and can you tell that Eric, looking not enough like Alexander Skarsgard, makes an early entrance, and Sookie’s chest looks larger.
Does a True Blood comic book series appeal to you? Which cover?