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TRUE BLOOD created by

Alan Ball
written by

Michael McMillian and Annie Nocenti Michael Gaydos Neil Uyetake
letters by art by

Marcelo Maiolo Denton J. Tipton
edits by

colors by

Gianna Sobol
THE STORY SO FAR... TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... where vampires have emerged from the coffin and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte’s, but she’s in the debt of Eric Northman, the vampire sheriff of her area. Sookie is summoned to work at Eric’s vampire bar, Fangtasia, for the night, only to find herself in the middle of a centuries-old conflict. Remus, an ancient enemy of Eric’s, is seeking retribution for the death of his “nest” at Eric’s hand, targeting the members of Eric’s own nest, including Sookie.

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