George R R Martin's Game Of Thrones Returns to Comics in 2020 With A Clash Of Kings

George RR Martin is continuing to allow a comic book adaptation of his A Song Of Fire And Ice novels, going far further in terms of graphic content, as well as faithfulness to the source, than HBO's Game of Thrones ever did.

Moing into the second half fo the second novel, Clash Of KingsLandy Q. Walker (Red Lanterns, The Incredibles) returns to adapt the novel, with artist Mel Rubi (Red Sonja, Doctor Strange) , colourist Ivan Nunes (A Game of Thrones, Grimm Fairy Tales) and letterer Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Supergirl).

This series opens up about halfway through the 1998 novel, with a certain Baratheon just felled, spurring Catelyn Stark and Brienne of Tarth on the run. While Tyrion Lannister has settled in with his new paramour Shae. Arya Stark is still held in Harrenhal and other key players move around the board. Everything only gets more exciting from here, as Walker explains below.

"As we head into the second half of this adaptation, I believe we will see some of the strongest work on the title to date. We are on the precipice of some of the most pivotal scenes set in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire – Danerys' exploration of the House of the Undying, the Battle of the Blackwater, and much more," said writer Landry Q. Walker. "Breaking this novel down word by word, chapter by chapter, you really get a sense of how meticulously layered the work is, and how the tension between these warring families slowly spirals out of control. Bringing those story beats to their climax, and having the privilege to help guide the visual interpretation of one of the most popular fantasy series, it's an experience beyond description. I can't wait to share that experience with readers."

Artist Mel Rubi shared, "An amazing story continues in this Clash of Kings volume. I'm thrilled to be back along with my fellow creators as a perfect team. We are at a point where the entire team brings the collective weight of two years experience on this series, and I think that shows in my art and those of my collaborators. This will surely be one astonishing series!"

This remains the only Game Of Thrones narrative being put out right now in any medium. The first issue will be published in January 2020.

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