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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One (original 2012; edition 2012)

by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (Adapter)

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Title:A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One
Authors:George R.R. Martin
Other authors:Daniel Abraham (Adapter)
Info:Bantam (2012), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover, 240 pages
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A Game of Thrones, Volume 1 by George R. R. Martin (2012)

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This was a treat. It’s not the books, by far. But I really enjoyed seeing the artwork of a series I love so much played out like this. Mostly it was for fun, me reading this. The artwork is fantastic and the forward by George R. R. Martin was interesting to read. I’m not sure if I’ll read the whole graphic novel rendition of the series – I’m not even sure how far they will go with this, but it was a great bedtime read. ( )
  Kassilem | Aug 9, 2014 |
First volume (of four) of a graphic adaptation of George R. R. Martin's [8366::A Game of Thrones]. This is a fairly straight-forward adaptation of the original work and I appreciated that the artists have gone out of their way not to copy the imagery of the TV-series but rather depend on the descriptions from the original novel. The art is proficient rather than exciting and the coloring is very enjoyable. I wouldn't replace reading the novel with these books, but they do provide a slightly different twist on the story. They would have been infinitely more interesting had the TV-series not existed, and I have to say if you're picking one over the other, go with the live-action version. The extra material consists of excellent "behind-the-scenes" materials about the creation of the graphic novels (mechanical as well as creative) from the writers, artists, and editors. ( )
  -Eva- | Jul 22, 2014 |
My first graphic novel, at least since the "Classics Illustrated" comics I read as a kid. Read this prior to watching the HBO series. ( )
  gkyoungen | Mar 24, 2014 |
This is an interesting but fairly ordinary graphic novel. Martin's story is a contemporary classic of epic fantasy and this interpretation does it fair justice. It has all the components: blood, sex, supernatural, political intrigue. The artwork is typical with over the top portrayals stern warriors and women that all have the same perfect bodies with different eye and hair color. ( )
  RoeschLeisure | Mar 14, 2014 |
Volume one covers a portion of the first book in the series (this is based off the books, not the HBO series) and my guess is that they'll do anywhere from 3-5 volumes per book. It's hard to capture the enormity of Martin's work, but I felt that Abraham captured all the main points, as well as some other more minor scenes. Patterson's art is amazing and the detail that he puts in the larger scenes is incredible.

The only reason I gave it a 4 is because I wasn't happy with how some of the characters were drawn (I.e. Jon Snow, Tommen, Theon) - I know it's subjective, but this this being a very visual medium I'm a little picky about this. If you're a fan of the series, or even remotely interested, this is worth checking out. A warning, it does contain boobs, butts and scenes of a sexual nature. Nothing too graphic, but just something to be aware of as far as age of the reader. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Feb 16, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044042321X, Hardcover)

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including
• a new Preface by George R. R. Martin
• early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels
• a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages
• behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson, and series editor Anne Groell

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

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The kingdom of the Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.

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