TRUE BLOOD created by

Alan Ball
written by

Michael McMillian Federica Manfredi Neil Uyetake
letters by art by

Ilaria Traversi 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; however, she’s in the debt of Eric Northman, the vampire sheriff of her area. She and Eric share a complicated history, but Eric seems to care about Sookie and has always risked his life to protect her. This made her a target, as Remus, an ancient enemy of Eric’s, sought retribution for the death of his “nest” at Eric’s hand. So Remus targeted the members of Eric’s own nest, including Sookie. But with the help of Eric and Alcide, a werewolf loyal to Sookie, they captured Remus and forced him to “meet the sun,” ending his long life in what seemed like mere moments but, to Remus, were so much more...

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TRUE BLOOD #5. SEPTEMBER 2012. FIRST PRINTING. Official HBO Licensed Product © 2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. IDW Publishing authorized user. © 2012 Idea and Design Works, LLC. The IDW logo is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe Street, San Diego CA 92109. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in USA. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.