Even though author Charlaine Harris will be ending the Southern Vampire novels, True Blood fans need not fret. Publisher IDW and HBO have announced that they will be adapting True Blood for an ongoing comic book series.

HBO show creator Alan Ball gave this statement in the release: “With this new ongoing series, Truebies will be able to find a new comic in stores every month. We’ll also have even more room to create in-depth drama and further explore the world of Bon Temps.”

The first issue of the new series is slated for release in spring 2012. So far, IDW has published three True Blood series: All Together NowTainted Love and The French Quarter.