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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 (A Song of Ice and Fire Graphic Novels #1-6)

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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 pag
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Bantam (first published 2011)
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Natalie This is an okay compromise. These graphic novels cover the same material as the books (so far, at least), but they're much shorter and cut out a lot…moreThis is an okay compromise. These graphic novels cover the same material as the books (so far, at least), but they're much shorter and cut out a lot of important scenes and character details. If you love the show, I'd recommend reading the books - just take your time! It took me forever to read them, but they're worth it.

That said, it's totally up to you :) Enjoy!(less)
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Hailey (HailsHeartsNyc)
Pretty confusing at most times as I think there were a lot of gaps that would be filled in if I read the books, which I haven't and probably never will.
Bookworm Sean
I love A song of Ice and Fire , and I mean love. This series has impacted me more than anything else I’ve ever read(A Game of thrones review). It changed my life around. So, when I first heard that it was being adapted for another medium, I was, as expected, very excited. Some stories become tired out, and almost redundant, when they are told again and again. This, however, seems to get better. I don’t mean to say that each medium is better than those that came before it, but that with each add ...more
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)

Hace como un mes, más o menos, fui al Outlet que organiza Planeta en su sede de vez en cuando y vi los primeros cuatro tomos de las novelas gráficas de Juego de Tronos. Habría comprado los cuatro de una vez porque, oye, estaban con descuento, pero dije: "bah, seguro son súper cutres y, de todas maneras, ya tengo los libros"... Entonces sólo compré los dos primeros. El punto aquí es que estaba MUY equivocada y este tomo me ha dejado ojiplática, boquiabierta y anonadada, jajajaja. Siempre hab
I can hardly describe how happy I was when I found these graphic novels. I need help maintaining my sanity until the 6th book of the series is released and these comics are like a gift from the old gods!XD

In my opinion, the graphic novels follow the story and atmosphere of the first novel very closely, but the show has obviously influenced them as well. Honestly, I think the comics actually depict the depth of the books better than the TV series does, since budget can't get in the way when it co
Nicolo Yu
Aug 24, 2012 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
My first exposure to GRRM’s fantasy continent of Westeros was through the excellent HBO series. I haven’t had the chance to read the book, though I would seize the chance should a bargain hardback of the first volume of A Song of Fire and Ice fall on my lap.

The first hardcover book of A Game of Thrones just happened to be a collected edition of the first six issues of a planned 24-issue adaptation of it. It is not an adaptation of the HBO series as the two were developed in parallel but with the
Aug 17, 2015 Riley rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This was really good, but if you haven't read the book series it would be very confusing. It's a great addition to the series but not really necessary.
Sercan Vatansever
Roman boyunca durum güncellemelerimden de anlaşılabileceği gibi yakındığım en önemli şey karakterlerin çizimi ve ifadeleri. Özellikle Catelyn tam bir fiyasko! Beklemediğiniz karakterler ağlayıp duruyor ki bu beni çizimlerden de daha çok rahatsız etti. Bana bazı çizimlerin ciddi ölçüde manga çağrışımı yaptığını da itiraf etmeliyim ve mangadan nefret ederim.
David Sven
Feb 02, 2014 David Sven rated it really liked it
Recommended for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. This is an adaptation of the books, not the HBO series. The character depictions are different to the TV series and in a good way.

This instalment ends where Catlyn makes it to Kings Landing and lets Eddard know of her suspicions re Bran's accident.

The art was detailed and fantastic. If I have a complaint it was that the panels felt a little busy and the overall book felt dense compared to what I would expect in a graphic novel. I found m
Jan 03, 2013 Gaja rated it it was ok
So I'm still reading through the books, and quite liking them, but this was It had the same story, obviously, but the art just sort of killed it for me. The faces were inconsistent from one panel to another, no one looks even close to the age they're supposed to be, and the girls are all just far, far too 'comic booky' to work for who they are. Like Catelyn, for one. A woman with five children, the eldest of which is 15-16 isn't going to have the skin of a 22 year old, nor that whole ...more
Apr 11, 2013 Alex rated it liked it
I read this book on a promise from a Goodreads friend that there would be boobies and so I thought I would, in this review, focus on whether Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel delivers on that promise of boobage, both in the quantity and quality of presentation therein.

It's worth pointing out, initially, that not every issue of this comic featured nudity of any kind and in order to enjoy the aforementioned boobs you will have to slog through some actual storytelling. This may or may not be a pro
Jaqueline Miguel
Dec 16, 2015 Jaqueline Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: minhascompras
Adquiri este livro porque, além de andar a acompanhar a série televisiva, tinha começado a ler os livros. Não me arrependi de adquirir este belíssimo livro para a minha coleção. A arte desta história, que já me é familiar, é lindíssima!
Como sempre, dado que tenho montes de livros para ler, fui adiando e adiando a leitura deste… Mas com a maratona Merry Little Christmas, organizada pela Joca do canal Little House of Books, a decorrer apenas em 3 dias e com 4 desafios para cumprir, decidi que ia
Jun 04, 2013 Megan rated it did not like it
Blech. This. I would really hate for anyone's first introduction to the Song of Ice and Fire universe to be this graphic novel because it's such a watered down version of the story. I know a book this long is going to be difficult to adapt, but I'm not sure I would have really been able to follow along or understand the story without having read the books previously or at least watched the show. Some of the panel changes were just so abrupt. My biggest issue though was with the art, which was NO ...more
Ranting Dragon
Jun 09, 2012 Ranting Dragon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stephan

A couple months ago, someone gave me the first six issues of the Game of Thrones comics. It took me a while to start reading them, but once I did, I realized once again how awesome the person who gifted them really is. This comic, adapted from the George R.R. Martin story by Daniel Abraham—known for his Long Price Quartet and, more recently, The Dragon’s Path—with art by Tommy Patterson, is quite the read. Simply put: it made me devour the pages and left m
Nina Rapsodia
Dec 26, 2015 Nina Rapsodia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Bicheando en la biblioteca

Brujeando en mi biblioteca universitaria me encontré este libro. Soy más rara que un perro a cuadros, porque vi la serie de televisión y luego me leí el cómic, sin leerme el libro aún. En este libro hay recopilados los seis primeros cómics publicados en Estados Unidos, en una edición monosa tapa dura guionizada por Daniel Abraham y Tommy Patterson.

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Jul 05, 2015 Penelope rated it liked it
As a huge lover and self-proclaimed fangirl of all things Game of Thrones, I felt it was my sworn duty to pick up the graphic novel. As much as I love the books in A Song of Ice and Fire series, the vast world of Westeros, the wonderful characters and the incredible storylines, I found this graphic novel to be lacking. The art was good, but knowing the original story as well as I do, I felt like there were many parts that could have been improved/expanded on. Also, there were quite a few grammar ...more
Apr 16, 2016 Camilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
3.5 stars.

Really enjoyable! But, some of the characters didn't feel quite right. Catelyn, for example. She's essentially not a hot, young woman, such as the illustrations in this book portrays her.
Oct 27, 2015 Brandi rated it it was amazing
I was a bit torn between giving this a four or five star rating. On one hand, I like that Mr. Abraham tried to stay true to Martin's story. On the other hand, I thought Mr. Patterson's illustrations could have been a bit better. Many of the panels were a bit busy and some of the characters were drawn in too similar of a fashion to other characters. Overall, though, it was enjoyable and an excellent supplement to the books. (I wouldn't read these without reading Martin's books first, otherwise I ...more

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Sep 28, 2013 Haley rated it liked it
Okay, first and foremost let me say this: I love A Song of Ice and Fire series. It's fantastic. Let me also say that I love the new medium Martin's story is told in: graphic novel/comic form. The graphic novel is colorful, true to the characterizations of Martin's story -- NOT HBO's -- and in a word, gorgeous.
But it has it's faults. Some of you may find my nitpicking tedious, which it might be considering I can't even watch HBO's adaptation of the series without cringing, but true fans will unde
14 February 2013

As a huge fan of the Game of Thrones books, it pains me to say that I did not enjoy this much at all. Although the story more closely follows the actual books than the HBO series does, the storytelling in A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol.1 falls flat and feels extremely dull. I would think it an impossible feat to turn one of the most exciting, epic fantasy novels into something so boring that it would be a chore to finish, but sadly here is the evidence to prove me wron
Oct 01, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Any GoT fan
Any fan of 'A Game of Thrones' would like reading through this book. It's a very quick read and follows the story of the first book upto a specific point. (view spoiler)

It does follow the book quite faithfully, but, it is no substitute for the main book. Read A Game of Thrones or watch the HBO series first.

The illustration is decent at best. Quite a few characters, male ones partic
Emma Sonck
May 22, 2016 Emma Sonck rated it liked it
Other than watching half of an episode of Game of Thrones this was my first time into this world. I don't think there will be another visit to it. This was good just not my cup of tea.
Mar 25, 2016 Dimitra rated it it was amazing
Beautiful! Amazing!
Gorgeous illustrations with great details and great script!
It was so much fun to read!!!
I also loved the "making-of" part at the end.
Awesome graphic novel, well done to everyone involved!!!
Jun 19, 2014 Edwinajones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to get into at first and it's soooo long but once you're in, you're in for the long haul and you'll enjoy the ride. Now I have no choice but to read them all.
Oct 28, 2014 Sophie rated it liked it
The story in this is the same as in the book so my opinion on that is the same. I love the story!
I have to say though that I'm really not a fan of the artwork in this graphic novel. I like the way the animals and scenery are drawn but the character portrayal really isn't my cup of tea.
Now I haven't read the original books or seen any of the TV series so I'm coming to this completely fresh and not knowing much at all (if anything). As such I did get a little confused at first as the main characters were introduced then it jumped forward a good decade or so but once I caught up I was hooked. Abraham's illustrations are fantastic although I did find a couple of the characters looked rather similar which also confused me on occasion (think I need to pay more attention when I read ...more
May 10, 2012 zxvasdf rated it liked it
I think the only relevant thing about this is the introduction by RR Martin. Naturally he expounds his successes, but he said something significant about how an idea (like the Game of Thrones, for instance) can be spread across several mediums, and how these mediums approach the narrative in their unique ways. Martin beseeches the reader to accept the tale the way it is told, for it is being done the best way it can fit for the medium, and use this as a springboard to explore the story in the ot ...more
May 02, 2012 Jordan rated it it was ok
Read the book or watch the HBO series. Pass on this unless you're just really curious. I'm a pretty huge GoT fan, but I found myself struggling to finish this.

This was pretty disappointing. I'll start with the art. It was decent. But that was it. Maybe it's just personal preference, but I really thought the art for this was kind of average with nothing to stand out or make it spectacular. All the characters seemed to have a sameness to them, especially the men who all had the same chiseled look.
May 10, 2013 Lette rated it it was amazing
As have millions of others, I saw the first season of "Game of Thrones" on HBO and found it interesting and enjoyable. I really liked the fact that it had many people with different reasons for pursuing power, and that each had a story to tell. After that season ended, I found myself intrigued enough to acquire and read every one of George RR Martin's books.
In all truth, this has got to be the best series I've ever read. I hate Martin for some of the things he has done in his books, but that onl
Mar 29, 2012 Everitt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Game of Thrones, comic book geeks
This is an adaptation of the first half of George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones. Martin and his editor supervised the adaptation and so it is very faithful to the source material. If you are familiar with the story (which I won't review here, that belongs to the novel) you'll be able to appreciate the comic adaptation as a very visual companion to Martin's very visual writing. If you've not read the book itself, but only seen the HBO Miniseries Game of Thrones this book will be not too different ...more
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Daniel Abraham is an American science fiction / fantasy author who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a graduate of Clarion West, and sometimes collaborates with George R. R. Martin, another New Mexico resident.

His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. His novelette Flat Diane was nominated for the Nebula Award. His novelette The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairyt
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