Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Bantam Acquires Comic Book / Graphic Novel Rights to A Song of Fire and Ice Novels by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
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HBO is doing a made-for-television series adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the first in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy thrillers by George R. R. Martin. Now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Bantam has acquired the graphic novel/comic book rights to the books. Dynamite Entertainment will issue the comic books, to be collected later in a volume to be published by Bantam.

Adapted by Daniel Abraham (who has also written graphic novel adaptations of Martin's "Wild Cards" anthology series) and illustrated by Tommy Paterson, the first issue is due out later this spring.

Set in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and Queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men ... all will play the Game of Thrones.

We've previously posted a trailer for the HBO series, which begins April 17th. You can read the first chapter(s) of A Game of Thrones below. Use the Aa settings button to adjust text size, line spacing, and word density.


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