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TRUE BLOOD created by

Alan Ball written by

Michael McMillian art by

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Beni Lobel

Esther Sanz

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Neil Uyetake

Denton J. Tipton

story editor for HBO

Gianna Sobol TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... in a world where vampires have emerged from the coffin and no longer need humans for their fix.

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Continuing the tale of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic gifts, and those close to her— vampire suitors Bill Compton and Eric Northman, soul-searching pal Tara Thornton, shape-shifting boss Sam Merlotte, rakish brother Jason, clairvoyant Lafayette, teen vamp Jessica, and police chief Andy Bellefleur—TRUE BLOOD is a dark and sexy tale that boldly delves into the heart—and the neck—of the Deep South.

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Special thanks to James Costos, Janis Fein, Wilson Price, Benjamin Hayes, Stacey Abiraj, and everyone else at HBO for their invaluable assistance. IDW founded by Ted Adams, Alex Garner, Kris Oprisko, and Robbie Robbins Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, President & COO Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Alan Payne, VP of Sales Dirk Wood, VP of Marketing Lorelei Bunjes, VP of Digital Services

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TRUE BLOOD #13. MAY 2013. FIRST PRINTING. Official HBO Licensed Product © 2013 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. Under license to IDW Publishing. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109. The IDW logo is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 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 Korea. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.


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True Blood #13