#Comic #Review: True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now

17295628True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now (True Blood Comics #1) by Alan Ball, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner

Published: July 9th 2013
: IDW Publishing
E-Copy: 156 pages
Genre: Paranormal, Vampires
Next: True Blood: Tainted Love (True Blood Comics, #2)
Source: Thanks to Netgalley and IDW Publishing
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Know what an Imp Shaloop is? Neither did I. An Imp Shaloop is an Indian trickster spirit that feeds off human shame. This particular Imp Shaloop is called Ted and he visits Bon Temps and decides to feed on the shame of those inside Merlotte’s. He is also after revenge, but nobody knows why. Ted is certainly not a delightful character. He is a tentacled man/spirit that likes to slap people around with his tentacles and kill those that get in his way. In this volume, Eric, Bill, Sookie, Sam, Lafayette, Jason and Tara are all forced to tell their most shameful stories, with the promise that Ted will leave them alone afterwards.

What follows are some really sad and shameful stories that gives you a bit of background information on the True Blood characters. The dialogue was true to form and I found Tara and Lafayette particularly accurate. The art was not bad at all. My only complaint was that a lot of the characters looked very square now and then, and at some point Sookie seemed hairless. But I got over it quite quickly as I was pulled into the story.

Overall a great depiction of the True Blood characters and general feel. I will definitely continue this series and can’t wait to see what happens! The end certainly made me curious about whats next.

Illustrations: 3 stars
Story: 4 stars
Overall: 3.5 stars


  • Ooooh this sounds good. I love TB & graphic novels/comics too. I think this is one I want to look into.

    • Oh you should! I think they captured the TB essence nicely 🙂