True Blood’s Michael McMillian who portrays Rev. Steve Newlin will be doing a book signing for his new hard cover version of his comic book, Lucid, today, May 18th from 6-8PM at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles. The gracious actor has said that if any True Blood fans have True Blood Tainted Love comics, he will sign those as well. I’ve been able to meet Michael at a few other signings and he is always great to all the fans!
Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard were there signing copies of “Super Dinosaur” comic. Many Walking Dead fans were also there getting their comics signed by Robert Kirkman. (he was great to all the fans and took photos with them.) The lines went out the door for the signings!
One of the great things about these signing events is seeing the different writers have a chance to spend time and talk about their projects. Jason Howard and Marc Andreyko looked like they were enjoying signing books and chatting about what was going on. It was a lot of fun to go to the event and see all the younger fans getting their free comic book. Comic fans come in all sizes and ages. The True Blood comic series is a fun one for fans to enjoy while waiting for the season to start up. I was really happy when I got home and had a chance to look at the issues and see the characters from True Blood that I’ve been missing since season 3 ended. Here are the ones I brought home:
In addition to some of the free comics many comic book stores are hosting special signings with noted comic authors. In the Los Angeles area Golden Apple Comics will have many amazing authors including Robert Kirkman (author of The Walking Dead Comics -yes the ones the AMC tv show are based on). Also appearing at Golden Apple Comics will be Marc Andreyko who is known for his work in “Let Me In” and “Manhunter” comics. His newest comic for IDW Publishing is True Blood’s new comic series “Tainted Love” which he co-writes with Michael McMillian. (aka Reverend Steve Newlin from True Blood).
The story line for “Tainted Love” is that the synthetic blood Tru Blood is contaminated. That “bad blood” causes the vampires that drink it up to go into a feral blood lust state. Waiting for a new season of True Blood sucks but now fans can fill some of that time reading the True Blood comics.
Good luck to all the fans heading out for free comic book day. I know I’ll be heading out to have Marc sign my three Tainted Love comics. For those fans who are not close enough to a comic book store that carries the True Blood comics HBO does sell them online. I’m lucky to have a few stores nearby that carry the True Blood comics. It has been fun to see how quickly they have been selling out. I just bought #3 in the series and yes that is Eric Northman on the cover.