The GeeksverseTrue Blood: Tainted Love #2 – Advanced Review

True Blood: Tainted Love #2 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by


Written by: Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian
Breakdowns by: Stephen Molnar
Pencils & Inks by: Joe Corroney
Colors: Hi-Fi Colour Design
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Cover Art: A- J. Scott Campbell; B- Jenny Frison
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Stronger then the first issue, this one picks up right at the end and keeps going.

Time is a bit odd though. As it seems like Jessica should have killed the two lovers she found long before Bill and Sam caught up to her. And Sookie and Layfette get to Fangtasia pretty quickly.

But time issues aside, the second issue of this mini-series is much stronger then the first.

We see the effects of the tainted Tru Blood on one of the cast members, as well as the larger “world” at large. It is odd that just as Tara turns the news on, there is a report showing the VLF video. The pacing of this issue is still off, much like the first.

I’ve seen better work from both Andreyko and McMillian.

The script is decent with a strong “this craziness is normal” vibe to it, which fits with the vibe of the show. There are rampaging vampires and no one is panicing. That definately fits in with the show, so it’s a good element to have in the comic.

The art is still disappointing though. Corroney is known for covers that really match the likenesses almost perfectly. It’s a bit surprising that his pencils aren’t as strong. I wouldn’t have expected his panel work to be good, he’s known for static image covers, but would have expected his characters to still be spot-on for resemblance. Some of the cast is barely recognizable as who they are meant to be.

The biggest weakness of the art is the stiffness of the characters. They don’t move well and stand awkwardly.

True Blood: Tained Love #2 receives
3.5 out of 5

True Blood fans will enjoy it.

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