A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume One
• 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 pa ...more
That said, it's totally up to you :) Enjoy!(less)
I'm don't think I'm terribly stupid, but a complicated political plot set in a strange land with an assload of characters? Every time I've been on the verge of picking up the next book I get a bit...nervous.
Anyway, I saw this in my library and thought it might be the answer to my prayers. A condensed version of the story with pictures! To ...more
My fair warning to y'all youngsters.
Unless you don't want to become addicted to erotic books. ;)
Alright, here's the basic summary of this story:
-desire *wiggles eyebrows*
-you know what it is *wiggles eyebrows again*
-AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MORE BLOOD.
I'm not kidding. About 10 pages in, they're already hacking away at a monster and spewing disgusting stuff everywhere.
Oh! And would ya look at th ...more
Have only read the first novel....A Song of Fire and Ice....but have seen the entire HBO series....and am hooked. Do believe I will continue reading GAME OF THRONES in graphic form as George R. R. Martin makes it clear in the preface that the graphic form is not a tie-in to the TV series, but an original adaptation of his novels. Am excited to find out the storyline differences! He also explains it's why the characters do not look like the actors on our flat screens.
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 ...more
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 ...more
The art in this is beautiful (and I wish I could have gotten a screen shot of some of them, but I had a physical copy). They make even the ugly people look pretty, which actually may be a flaw in the art... now that I think about it.
It doesn’t cover the whole book th ...more
If you are a fan of the tv show and want to know what are the differences with the book, but you feel a bit lazy, here you have a good alternative choice. The only thing that I personally didn’t like so much is the art, not in general, as it’s good when it comes to environment etc, but the characters look very similar and way too young. This didn’t stop me from enjoying this and I don’t think it will stop you either.
Oh oh oh one more thing. The scene with Tyrion making a freaking backflip… ...more
A concise and accurate adaptation of one of my favourite books. The artwork is lovely and all characters are in character. It’s a great refresher for anyone who has already read the first book of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.
I loved seeing the early rendering sketches of some of the scenes and characters as well as the explanation of ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The illustrations are amazing and the details are just masterful, and they picked up all of my favorite lines to include here.
The experience of using this new medium to hear the story again was very rewarding. I loved how they stayed very true to the character descriptions in the novels (I had no idea that Tyrion had one green and one brown eye!).
The most common asked que ...more
This had some of the scenes which were not shown in the show and are mentioned in the book. I really enjoyed reading and it was like i am living in the world of ice and fire again. I love the books. I love the show. Now i am in love with the graphic novel. I am so excited to read the next 3 volumes.
Its game of th ...more
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 ...more
Being a comics book ...more
First, it's exceptionally well-written considering what it is. The text is almost all culled directly from A Game of Thrones and it is edited in a very readable way that doesn't subtract from the books story in the least. It is a closer adaptation than the show was, but that is courtesy of the medium that it is presented in. The show is arguably quite better paced and... erm... better 'cast' in certain ways. So, the writing is very well done.
Secondly, the art ...more