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IDW Publishing, in conjunction with HBO, is pleased to announce that the first collection of the TRUE BLOOD ongoing series will debut in hardcover this December. TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? is written by comic luminary Ann Nocenti and series actor, Michael McMillian (Reverend Steve Newlin), who also co-wrote the TRUE BLOOD Tainted Love series. Additionally, the collection includes creative collaboration by True Blood creator, writer, and producer Alan Ball. Taking on artistic duties are Michael Gaydos, Greg Scott and Federica Manfredi, with cover art by renowned artist Tim Bradstreet.

“I’m so excited to help launch the True Blood ongoing series,” McMillian said. “The TV series created such a rich mythology, the possibilities for exciting stories starring Sookie Stackhouse and the citizens of Bon Temps are endless. This first volume flashes back to where Sookie, Eric, Bill and Alcide were when vampires came out of the coffin while they fight a bold new vampire villain in the present!”

In TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? readers will learn the beloved cast of characters’ roles in and reaction to the “Great Revelation,” the day when vampires revealed themselves to the world. Sookie and the entire crew look back and reflect on the day that changed their lives forever. Do you remember where you were the day vampires came out of the coffin?

“Our various TRUE BLOOD miniseries proved so popular, an ongoing series was a no-brainer. And we were lucky to have assembled such a talented team to produce it,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “This book represents months of their hard work as well as that of the tremendous folks at HBO and Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. I think you’ll be able to see that effort in these pages.”

Loved by fans and critics alike, True Blood, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, has become a huge success in both comics and television with a mythology sure to thrill and delight for years to come.

TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? ($24.99, 120 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available in stores in December 2012. Diamond order code: OCT12 0408. ISBN 978-1-61377-424-3.

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About HBO Global Licensing

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming.  With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands.  Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City.  HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.

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