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JD November 30 2011 05:23 AM

Game of Thrones comic book series
 
So is anyone reading this? I hope to check it out either in digital form, or possibly in TPB if it doesn't go digital, and I was just curious to see what people who've read it think of it.

Admiral_Young November 30 2011 06:01 AM

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I posted about it in the Game of Thrones general thread and no one replied so thanks for starting a thread. I've read the first two issues and love it! The third issue comes out tomorrow. Both the art and writing is fantastic. I believe that the hardcover for the first volume comes out sometime early next summer or late spring. It's a straight up adaptation and very faithful as one would imagine. As with the novels and television series the comic is not for children which I was pleasantly pleased to see. It's become among my favourite comics right now.

JD December 1 2011 05:09 AM

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Cool, I was wondering if they were going to be censoring it, glad to see they aren't.

timothy December 2 2011 09:11 PM

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it's dynamite entertainment they rarely sensor anything.

Nerd unRage December 3 2011 04:46 AM

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Are the comics just a rehasing of the books and series or are they original stories?

Anwar December 3 2011 05:05 AM

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It's just a rehash of the book, without any changes.

Joe Washington December 3 2011 05:17 AM

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Would that just undermine the book series?

timothy December 3 2011 05:23 AM

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no, they ad to it. all so it should be added that they fill in the gaps all so after one book is done.

JD December 3 2011 06:28 AM

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Joe Washington wrote: (Post 5381617)
Would that just undermine the book series?

Not anymore than the TV series does. It's just another adaptation, that's all.

Admiral_Young December 3 2011 11:27 AM

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As I mentioned in my first post the comics seem to be a straight up adaptation of the books and yeah I don't see how they would "undermine" the books, and Martin would have approval over this kind of media extension I would assume. The book so far is far better than the Wheel of Time adaptation which I've been disappointed with so far. The art is really worth picking them up for in my opinion. I was blown away by the detail and the character depictions. Different obviously from the television series but still somewhat how I pictured the characters from the book. I'll be picking up the first hardcover when it comes out next spring.

Anwar December 3 2011 05:29 PM

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Yeah, characters who were made more sympathetic in the TV version (Sandor, Theon, Cersei, Robert, Jaime, Viserys) are going to be the less-sympathetic/total jerks they were in the books in this comic adaptation.

On the plus side, stuff that the TV show changed (Drogo not raping Daenerys on their wedding night, Renly being a wimp) are restored for the comics.

23skidoo December 5 2011 06:31 AM

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I'm surprised they were able to do this - an adaptation that differs from the TV version - with the TV series still in play. I picked up the first issue and wasn't too impressed. But it strikes me as the type of thing that should be read whole, so I'll be waiting for the TPB version.

Alex

Lindley December 5 2011 06:42 AM

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Anwar wrote: (Post 5382121)
Yeah, characters who were made more sympathetic in the TV version (Sandor, Theon, Cersei, Robert, Jaime, Viserys) are going to be the less-sympathetic/total jerks they were in the books in this comic adaptation.

Since when was Viserys even remotely sympathetic in the TV show?

Admiral_Young December 5 2011 09:23 AM

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Why is it surprising that a comic book adaptation be different from the television adaptation? They're just different means of getting interest in the books in the first place.

Anwar December 5 2011 03:48 PM

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Lindley wrote: (Post 5385224)
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Anwar wrote: (Post 5382121)
Yeah, characters who were made more sympathetic in the TV version (Sandor, Theon, Cersei, Robert, Jaime, Viserys) are going to be the less-sympathetic/total jerks they were in the books in this comic adaptation.

Since when was Viserys even remotely sympathetic in the TV show?

Sympathetic may be the wrong word, but he wasn't the one-note character he was in the first book.


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