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George R.R. Martin: “The Mystery Knight” graphic novel adaptation coming

In the middle of all the excitement last week surrounding the final days of Season 7 shooting in Spain, George R.R. Martin announced the release of the next long-anticipated and long-demanded…graphic novel set in the world of Westeros.

The graphic novel is the third adapted from a series of three novellas called Tales of Dunk and EggThe Mystery Knight is the third and most recent of those. Based on his blog entry, Martin is excited about it.

The good folks at Random House have assembled the same great creative team who gave us the comic book adaptations of THE HEDGE KNIGHT and THE SWORN SWORD — Ben Avery on script, and Mike S. Miller for the artwork.

He also released the cover art for it. Check it out.

Image via Random House

Image via Random House

The Dunk and Egg graphic novels have been big sellers both with the graphic novel crowd and with A Song of Ice and Fire aficionados. With HBO looking for a “band extension” for Game of Thrones once the series ends, keeping interest high in the Dunk and Egg series is probably in everyone’s best interest—it’s Martin’s first choice for a follow-up series.

As for a release date:

THE MYSTERY KNIGHT will be released in hardcover on July 4. (No, sorry, no individual issues this time around). It’s 148 graphic pages, and from what I’ve seen so far, it’s gorgeous!

No, there’s no word on The Winds of Winter release date yet.

13 Comments

  • I love your work GRRM, but PLEASE finish the 2 anticipated A Song of Ice and Fire books and THEN concentrate on other books associated with them …

  • About half a year ago when season 6 was finishing on HBO and I went to IGN to comment that GRM needs to finish the books…

    I got attacked and was told “shut up, he will release it when it’s finished.” Etc etc must’ve had 20 comments tellin me to STFU and quit bit***ng

    Fast foward to now. I post the almost the exact same comment on IGN… and the comments back to me were different. They agreed with me Martin needs to seriously finish the books.

    People are growing very impatient and tired of seeing George talk about and release everything but the next Fire and Ice book

    • i think the misunderstanding is the fault of Martin’s audience, and having nothing to do with GRRM. Martin’s book-series belongs to a particular group of literature, known as literary art.

      to help Martin’s audience put this into its given group perspective, there are a few simple categories that books fall into. in-print, out-of-print, & unreleased. in addition to that, books belong to their “normal” area of interest categories, mystery, science fiction, occult, etc. in-short, books can have a monetary measure, & very often the occult genre is a “special interest” category.

      communication in the present-day & age we live in now is very fluid, for the most part. for the fans of Martin that are impatient, there are channels of communications new to the money driven individuals of the world. one such avenue is known as “crowd-funding”. so my best suggestion is to begin a money-drive collective in escrow, to help capture the friendly writer’s interests.

      if money is not the answer, then the books truly need more time for development. so while money may help, time itself is known to move in only one direction. there can also be artistry blocks making it difficult for the creating artist. or the artist may simply tire. i guess that is the only help i can be. hopefully the readers of the world will find an alternative for the interim & the resentment will diminish. and hopefully the books make it to print.

      it sounds very much like this book series is still controlled by Martin (probably), and if so, he’s going to offer HIS product accordingly. all the belly-aching in the forums is likely to change nothing, lol. but whine-on if guys like it. personally, it is tiresome reading, lol.

      cheers all, happy reading! & happy new-year! & happy-holidays!

  • I swear to the old and the new gods,that i want to read the WoW as bad as everyone else!! Im sure GrrM (Santa), has his constituent’s handling the humbug things so called patient readers are mad about for thee delay…. Please just dont hex the man. I love his work and cant stand when people play about his health in regards to the next book. I would Mountain your heads against walls to protect his peace of mind to work freely on the book we desperately crave. Stop hiding behind your computers and keep it 100%. East Oakland Raider’s.

    • Hey ruby. I would mount you’re head so pushovers like you dont continue to praise and accept his past work of ignoring Fire and ice
      Keep it real.
      Houston Texans

  • I couldn’t care less about some graphic novel. GRRM should be doing absolutely zero other professional activities other than finishing the last two GOT novels, obviously starting with The Winds of Winter. By doing what seems like anything and everything other than finishing those two books, he’s outright insulting his fans at this point, in my opinion.

  • This is a graphic novel being created based on a short story that George has already written. He’s not writing a new story, he’s not drawing the pictures…

    Maybe he gets to proof read it before print, but I can’t imagine it will take more than an hour or two of his time.

    So while I want Winds of Winter to come out as much as the next person, this graphic novel isn’t the reason it’s not done yet.