True Blood (Vol 2): Tainted Love Graphic Novel Review

True Blood (Vol 2): Tainted LoveErica Gives This Comic Four Stars

True Blood (Vol 2): Tainted Love by Marc Andreyko and Michael McMillian
Art: Joe Corroney and Stephen Moinar

I’m really super confused at what timeline this story’s taking place in. Because the relationships people have with each other, they just don’t seem to match up. And if you’re appealing to die-hard True Blood fans, you better have your timelines straight.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty entertaining story. I’m glad that we got to know more about Jessica and her past, even if the story was very focused on the night that she was turned into a vampire by Bill. Though sexual assault? Gross.

Hoyt convincing everyone to throw a prom for Jessica was very sweet. And very Hoyt.

I’m kind of surprised that neither the show nor the books have had a plot about someone tainting the True Blood supply before. Seems like an obvious target for the vampire haters and Fellowship of the Sun. Continue reading “True Blood (Vol 2): Tainted Love Graphic Novel Review”

True Blood: All Together Now Graphic Novel Review

True Blood: All Together NowErica Gives This Comic Four Stars

True Blood: All Together Now by Alan Ball, Kate Barnow, Elisabeth Finch, Mariah Huehner, and David Tischman
Art: David Messina

I’ve read all the Sookie Stackhouse books and watch True Blood, so buying the comic book was a no-brainer. However, I am often leery of TV-adapted comic books as sometimes they aren’t as well cared for and executed as one would hope. So I was pleasantly surprised when All Together Now turned out to be just as entertaining as the TV show and books.

When I first started reading, I wasn’t a huge fan of Messina’s art. However, as I got further into the book, I began to appreciate it more, especially as Messina varied his style in the flashbacks. And he chose an appropriate penciling technique to really bring out the emotions of each character in their unique flashback.

Note: There are a couple of spoilers for Season 4 of True Blood. Continue reading “True Blood: All Together Now Graphic Novel Review”