A few days ago, George R.R. Martin officially revealed that Random House will be publishing a graphic novel based on The Mystery Knight, the third of his Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. These books, set in Westeros decades before the Game of Thrones story begins, follow the adventures of hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, a young Aegon V Targaryen (nicknamed Egg). Wrote Martin: “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 unveiled the cover:
Miller has been working with George R.R. Martin on projects since 2003. A few of his illustrations for The Mystery Knight have turned up on The Art of Ice and Fire Facebook page, a fan page for the artist. Feast your eyes on ’em:
Above, the imposing Dunk arrives Ser Uthor Underleaf’s shop. (By the way, there’s a generally accepted fan theory that Brienne of Tarth is a descendent of Ser Duncan.)
Here, Dunk enters the Sept at Butterwell’s castle. The lords of Westeros really spare no expense when it comes to their septs.
Brynden “Bloodraven” Rivers, the Hand of the King, arrives with an army. Looks like this’ll be action-packed.
The Mystery Knight graphic novel runs 148 pages and will be released in hardcover on July 4, 2017.
Miller has lots of other great art, incidentally. For example, his Game of Thrones/Calvin and Hobbes mashups will give you cheer to last well past the holidays.