Dynamite Continues Game Of Thrones Comics With A Clash Of Kings
by James Ferguson
The Game of Thrones TV show may have ended, but that’s not the only adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books. Dynamite is continuing to adapt the epic fantasy series, A Song of Fire and Ice to comics with A Clash of Kings, beginning in January 2020. Based on the second book in the series, A Clash of Kings is adapted by Landy Q. Walker, illustrated by Mel Rubi, colored by Ivan Nunes, and lettered by Tom Napolitano.
Writer Landry Q. Walker says:
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. 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.
The comic picks up about halfway through the 1998 novel. A Baratheon has been felled, sending Catelyn Stark and Brienne of Tarth on the run. Meanwhile, Tyrion Lannister has settled in with his new love, Shae and Arya is being held in Harrenhal.
Artist Mel Rubi added:
An amazing story continues in this Clash of Kings volume. 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!
A Clash of Kings will feature main covers by Mike S. Miller. Rubi will also be contributing covers, along with Stephen Segovia and Butch Guice.