According to Michael McMillian, the current True Blood comic book series will come to an end with issue #14, to be published this June, but he hints it may not be the “true death” of True Blood in comic form. He posted on his Facebook page:
The TRUE BLOOD ONGOING comic book series is coming to and end this June with the huge conclusion to “Here We Are Again.” But this doesn’t mean it’s the end of True Blood comics, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please show your love for True Blood and pick up issues 11-14, we’ve got a really wild storyline in the mix with new creatures, new villains and jaw-dropping moments you can’t see on the show!
His Facebook post also linked to this description of issue #14:
True Blood #14
Beni Lobel (a)
Michael Gaydos, photo (c)
Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, continues! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, actor/writer Michael McMillian concludes this climactic arc that has former Merlotte’s waitresses returning from the dead!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 9-to-1 ratio (9 Michael Gaydos, 1 photo)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/12/13
• Final issue!
• Ask your retailer about the photo variant cover!
• Written by Michael McMillian, “the Rev. Steve Newlin” from the show!
I have been loving McMillz’s writing of the series so far, so I am disappointed to see that it is ending for now, but I am hopeful. that after this next season is done, they will pick it up again. Because things are not stable in the True Blood world but are constantly changing, it is a challenge to write stories that don’t start to seem out of place because the relationships of the comic books don’t match those on screen. I’m assuming that the reason there is still hope for the series is that they can advance it forward to another time frame/set of circumstances after this next season is completed. If they do, I’d be hoping for more Eric/Sookie goodness, because that has been a hallmark of the current run to date.