Game of Thrones Returns in Comic Book Form
Did you get enough of Game of Thrones? Perhaps you found the show to not cover quite enough of the characters you so dearly love?
Well fear not, because we have a solution for you that isn’t just the novels. Game of Thrones will be returning to the comic book realm in 2020!
Dynamite Entertainment announced George RR Martin’s A Clash of Kings. Which will be a new comic book series based on hit fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The series picks up about halfway through the story of the second novel in Martin’s fantasy saga which coincides with the show timeline. Landy Q. Walker (Red Lanterns, The Incredibles), who wrote Dynamite’s 2017 A Clash of Kings series, returns to write the new series. The series features art by Mel Rubi (Red Sonja, Doctor Strange), colors by Ivan Nunes (A Game of Thrones, Grimm Fairy Tales), and letters by Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Supergirl).
A Clash of Kings starts us off with Catelyn Stark and Brienne of Tarth on the run after the death of Renly Baratheon. Tyrion Lannister is still in King’s Landing with his lover, Shae. Arya Stark is a prisoner at Harrenhal, and the war continues. Will these comic events more closely match the books or the show? According to the information given, it seems it will follow the book more closely.
“As we head into the second half of this adaptation, I believe we will see some of the strongest work on the title to date. We are on the precipice of some of the most pivotal scenes set in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire – Danerys’ [Daenerys] exploration of the House of the Undying, the Battle of the Blackwater, and much more. Breaking this novel down word by word, chapter by chapter, you really get a sense of how meticulously layered the work is, and how the tension between these warring families slowly spirals out of control. Bringing those story beats to their climax, and having the privilege to help guide the visual interpretation of one of the most popular fantasy series, it’s an experience beyond description. I can’t wait to share that experience with readers.”Walker
“An amazing story continues in this Clash of Kings volume. I’m thrilled to be back along with my fellow creators as a perfect team. We are at a point where the entire team brings the collective weight of two years experience on this series, and I think that shows in my art and those of my collaborators. This will surely be one astonishing series!”Rubi
Are you excited to experience a more fleshed out version of the series (beside what the books gave us)? This may be an easier way for some people who don’t do traditional novels to get into the story line since the show seemed to… lack in many ways.