[ENGLISH] Top Cow says: On behalf of our partners at Spacedog Entertainment, we are pleased to give you the first look at pages from True Blood: The Great Revelation, a print and online comic book based on HBO’s new original series created by Alan Ball, True Blood℠.HBO and Top Cow Productions have partnered to release the comic series, True Blood: The Great Revelation, which serves as the prequel to the upcoming HBO series “True Blood” by Alan Ball (“Six Feet Under,” “American Beauty”) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The comic book is written by David Wohl (Witchblade, The Darkness) with art by Jason Badower (HEROES online comic), colored by Blond and story by Brian Cain and Gregg Hale (“The Blair Witch”) at Campfire.

The printed version of the book premieres at San Diego Comic-Con and will be available free of charge to Comic-Con attendees (visit the Top Cow at booth #2329). The first full 16 pages of the story will be available starting July 24th at HBO.com/TrueBlood, with new installations every Wednesday. The book contains eight pages of bonus material that includes an interview with Alan Ball. The back cover features poster art from the series which premieres online today and in print on Thursday.

Here’s a brief summary of the story:
True Blood: The Great Revelation tells of a world where vampires emerge from the shadows to join everyday society. After centuries of living in darkness, they are able to make their presence known with the advent of a synthetic blood – Tru Blood – created by a Japanese company, which allows them to co-exist peacefully with humans without murderous feedings. But for many humans this revelation is greeted with the fear of the unknown. In the midst of a new community of people struggling for acceptance in society, the ancient and wise “Vampire King” of California, Lamar, is summoned to Tokyo for a meeting with the executives of the company that produces Tru Blood, where he’ll learn of their broader aspirations and the role they’ve devised for him.

HBO will also be hosting a panel session with Alan Ball & Charlaine Harris and the cast of “True Blood” on Thursday, July 24 at 4:30pm in room 6CDEF of the San Diego Convention Center.

For more on the show and the comic, visit HBO.com/TrueBlood.

“True Blood” premieres Sunday, September 7th at 9pm, on HBO.