Joseph McCabe is the author of the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-nominated Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators. His writing has appeared in such publications as SFX, Total Film, RES, Paste and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He is a contributing editor of Comic Book Artist and has contributed to the Smart Pop anthology The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman. He’d like to thank his mother for introducing him to the concept of guilt, and for making him, when he was 8 years old, a truly amazing Spider-Man costume for Halloween.
From A Taste of True Blood
This is one essay from the anthology A Taste of True Blood
“True Blood,” Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since “The Sopranos,” averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.
A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on: