A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Comic Book Coming This Spring

Fans of George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Not only is HBO developing the Game of Thrones TV series, a comic book is in development as well. Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, has acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights to the bestselling series. The comic will be illustrated by Tommy Patterson and adapted by Daniel Abraham, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Long Price Quartet.

Dynamite will publish the first issue of the monthly comic in late spring 2011. Compilations will eventually be published under the Bantam Imprint. Look for the Game of Thrones to air on HBO in April.

Synopsis of A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin:

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

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