A Game of Thrones, Volume 1: The Graphic NovelHardback Game of Thrones Graphic Novels
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- Publisher: Random House Inc
- Format: Hardback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 175mm x 262mm x 25mm | 703g
- Publication date: 12 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 044042321X
- ISBN 13: 9780440423218
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 2,721
This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including - a new Preface by George R. R. Martin - early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels - a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages - behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson, and series editor Anne Groell You've read the books. You've watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork "A Game of Thrones" to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
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George R. R. Martin is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire--"A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, "and" A Dance with Dragons." As a writer-producer, he has worked on "The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, "and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Daniel Abraham has been nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild Award. He has written the graphic novel adaptations of George R. R. Martin's" Fevre Dream" and "Skin Trade," as well as original scripts for "Wild Cards: The Hard Call." Tommy Patterson's illustrator credits include "Farscape" for Boom! Studios, the movie adaptation "The Warriors" for Dynamite Entertainment, and "Tales from Wonderland: The White Night, Red Rose, " and "Stingers" for Zenescope Entertainment.
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant."--Robert Jordan "Reminiscent of T. H. White's "The Once and Future King", this novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal."--"Chicago Sun-Times " "From the Trade Paperback edition."