Between 2011 and 2014, Dynamite Entertainment adapted George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones in comic book form. They started in on A Clash of Kings, and now, after a bit of a break, they’re going to pick up where they left off.
The new series will pick up about halfway through Martin’s 1998 book, with King Renly Baratheon dead, Arya Stark at Harrenhal, and Tyrion Lannister plotting up a storm in King’s Landing. “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,” said writer Landry Walker. “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.”
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.
For anyone who wants to see every one of Martin’s twists and turns depicted in a visual medium, this may be the way to go.
“An amazing story continues in this Clash of Kings volume,” said artist Mel Rubi. “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!”
Mike S. Miller will continue as the primary cover artist for the series, with contributions from Stephen Segovia and Butch Guice as well. You can start getting the new issues in January of 2020.