- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Harper Voyager (11 Jun. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007493045
- ISBN-13: 978-0007493043
- Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 2 x 17.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Game of Thrones: Graphic Novel, Volume Two Hardcover – 11 Jun 2013
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About the Author
George R. R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Top Customer Reviews
It doesn't work for me though.
The artwork for such a dark, bloody story of double crossing and court intrigue needs to be grubby and realistic. There are plenty of illustrators out there who can do a realist style and would have suited the story much more strongly.
I think the illustrator was badly chosen for this book and this is a major problem for a graphic adaptation.
However it's still A Song of Ice & Fire so it's still a good read and it does a good job of adapting prose into a comic format.
The comic does attempt to do it's own thing seperate from the series as they have attempted to make sure the characters bare little resemblance to the actors playing them in the TV series. As mentioned in another review think of Marvel during the nineties and you probably aren't far off the mark. While it is hard to not think of the cast of the series when looking at the comic art for the most part the designs work quite well a few are slightly questionable. The covers are also good and the Alex Ross cover is probably the best cover done for the series. Although the Ross cover fails to convey anything about the series.
Unlike the TV series the Stark children are returned to their ages from the book. Their designs for the most part are quite good although Arya and Bran look older than they should. Catelyn on the other hand looks younger than her character should do.
There are however some some rather odder choices made in the adapation The comic book adapation is overseen by the editors of the books themselves so that makes some of the choices very odd indeed.Read more ›
We also see this volume diverge from the TV show more. There is a marvellous ascent to the Eyrie that would have been cut from TV for budget and you would have thought would disappear here due to length. But it appears in all its glory. This level of micro-detail is as surprising as it is welcome and makes the world richer for it.
The hardback format returns and so to do the special features. If you have any inclination to create comics, in whatever role, it is your duty to read this. In this section we look at the entire transition process to the text of the original novel, through all the different stages, to the finished graphical masterpiece. Invaluably we get to see the creative discussions and see what techniques were tried and rejected. This peek behind the curtain is an anathema to many creative people so we are really privileged and can learn a lot.
The art and colour is sumptuous with each issue representing weeks if not months of work. Backgrounds are impossibly detailed and faces and heraldry receive superb attention. The boxes of narration are keyed to certain characters, just as they are in the source material, but black on red or black on brown is never a good idea.
This is another delightful volume that makes a good stepping stone for those who want more than TV but aren’t quite ready to give up their pretty pictures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love the story and the artwork. this iron throne actually looks as george r r martin intendedPublished 6 months ago by james
Great drawings. Condition of the book was near perfect for a book that's been on a shop shelf.Published 13 months ago by Beth K.
George R. R. Martin begins with a foreword in which he says that a graphic novel is just a comic really. Unfortunately that is what we get. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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