George R.R. Martin ilmoitti 2.2.2011, että Tulen ja jään laulu -sarjasta ilmestyy sarjakuvaversio. Sarjakuvan sovituksesta vastaa kirjailija Daniel Abraham ja kuvittamisesta Tommy Patterson. Kansikuvien tekijöinä ovat Alex Cross ja Mike S. Miller. Ensimmäinen kirja, A Game of Thrones eli Valtaistuipeli, julkaistaan 24 numeroisena sarjakuvalehtenä kerran kuussa alkaen syyskuun 21. päivä, 2011. Julkaisija on Dynamite Entertainment. Jokainen lehti sisältää 29 sivua. Kuusi ensimmäistä numeroa ilmestyi kovakantisena kokoelmana 27.3.2012 (Amazon, Random House) ja numerot 7-12 julkaistaan kokoelmana kesäkuussa 2013.
Daniel Abrahamin haastattelu sarjakuvasta sisältää näytekuvia ensimmäisen lehden sisällöstä.
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George R.R. Martin has been called "the American Tolkien" by Time Magazine, and now his landmark fantasy series is being adapted to a graphic format, starting with the first book of the series: A Game of Thrones. The premiere issue introduces readers to George's world, adapting the prologue and first three chapters of the novel, and bringing onto the graphic stage such iconic characters as Eddard and Catelyn Stark, Jon Snow, young Bran Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen.
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George R. R. Martin's monumental fantasy epic continues in this dazzlingly wrought graphic novel adaptation. In the second volume of A Game of Thrones, the irresistible plot thickens and the spellbinding magic of a master storyteller deepens. For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, a new role now beckons: Hand of the King-a position of power second only to his majesty himself. But is a life at court, in luxurious King's Landing, any life for a hardened man of action like Stark? Is the king's invitation an honor he can refuse-or a mandate he cannot ignore, when faced with shocking revelations of treachery on high?
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One of the greatest epic fantasies of all time rises to dazzling heights in the third issue of this masterly graphic novel adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. King Robert has come to Winterfell, accompanied by his Lannister queen, Cersei; her son, Prince Joffrey; and her brothers, Jamie and the dwarf Tyrion, called the Imp. In their train come intrigue, treachery, and attempted murder that will shake House Stark to its very foundations. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, the marriage between Daenerys Targaryen and the Dothraki horselord Khal Drogo wins her brother Viserys a dangerous new ally in his quest to reclaim the Iron Throne.
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Death comes to Winterfell in the fourth installment of Daniel Abraham's thrilling adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones. Bran Stark lies broken, in a coma from which he may never awaken. Yet his would-be killers dare not leave his death to chance. And now is the time to strike. Bran's father, Eddard Stark, has left for King's Landing to serve as the Hand of the King. Bran's bastard brother, Jon Snow, rides north to join the brotherhood of the Night's Watch. Robb, his trueborn brother, has all of Winterfell in his charge. And his mother, Catelyn, is worn out with grieving. Who can protect the young lord?
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Storm clouds gather over Westeros in the fifth installment of Daniel Abraham's gripping adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy masterpiece A Game of Thrones. A childish game gone horribly wrong pits Arya Stark against Prince Joffrey, with Sansa Stark in the middle. But behind youthful rivalries, cold-blooded political intrigue is at work as Queen Cersei uses all her wiles to blunt the influence of Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King. Meanwhile, Lady Catelyn has journeyed to King's Landing with the blade used in the attempted assassination of her son Bran-evidence that will upset a precarious balance of power. And in Winterfell, a dying Bran takes a mystical journey . . . and faces a fateful choice.
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Daniel Abraham's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's acclaimed epic fantasy A Game of Thrones continues to cast its gripping spell. In the savage north, Jon Snow finds new friends-and enemies-among the brothers of the Night's Watch, sworn to defend Westeros against the horrors that lie beyond the Wall. In the more civilized savagery of King's Landing, Eddard Stark learns from Catelyn of the Lannisters' involvement in the attack on Bran . . . and the murder of Jon Arryn, the previous Hand of the King. While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys-newly wed to Khal Drogo-learns what it means to be a khaleesi of the Dothraki.
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Dark portents cast troubled shadows through the seventh installment of Daniel Abraham's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's bestselling epic fantasy A Game of Thrones . High atop the Wall, in an unforgiving world of wind and ice, the bastard Jon Snow and the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, by rights mortal enemies, forge an unlikely friendship. In King's Landing, Arya Stark, embittered by the loss of her direwolf, gains an unusual dancing master-Syrio Forel, formerly First Sword of the Sealord of Braavos. While in Winterfell, young Brandon Stark, who will never walk again, learns that he may yet ride . . . and perhaps even fly.
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Assisted by the enigmatic Littlefinger, Lord Eddard Stark delves deeper into the death of his predecessor as King's Hand, but the answers he finds only cast a wider net of suspicion over a royal court already reeking of corruption and treachery. Meanwhile, in the icy environs of Castle Black, the bastard Jon Snow learns a lesson in bravery and brotherhood from a self-confessed coward, Samwell Tarly.
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Old hatreds, dark suspicions, and deadly machinations are the order of the day. When fate delivers Tyrion Lannister to Lady Catelyn Stark, she will have her revenge upon him for the attempted murder of her son Brandon-whatever the consequences. Meanwhile, in King's Landing, Sansa Stark, surrounded by enemies, finds an unlikely friend: the brutish, horribly disfigured knight Sandor Clegane. And as a murderous conspiracy unfolds behind the colorful pageantry of a royal tourney, Lord Eddard Stark will be approached by a mysterious new ally in his quest to solve the riddle of Jon Arryn's death.
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Tyrion Lannister may be Lady Catelyn Stark's prisoner, but the Imp is still in possession of his most dangerous weapon: his devious mind. Yet even the sharpest brain is a poor weapon to pit against naked steel, as he is about to discover in the wild mountains below the Eyrie. Far away, in King's Landing, Tyrion's abduction is just one more complication in the life of Lord Eddard Stark, the King's Hand. But that title-and its attendant worries-may not be his much longer, for when a plot is hatched to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen and her unborn child, Ned must weigh his duty to King Robert against the claims of his conscience.
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At last, Catelyn Stark and her prisoner, Tyrion Lannister, have reached the Eyrie, the lofty citadel of Catelyn's sister, Lysa, the grieving widow of Jon Arryn. Because Lysa believes that the Lannisters were responsible for her husband's death, Catelyn had thought to find an ally in this forbidding refuge. Instead the refuge seems more like a prison . . . and the 'ally' a fearful and vindictive madwoman. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen is also faced with a sibling's madness-her brother, Viserys, impatient for the crown promised him by Khal Drogo, grows increasingly unable to hold his rage in check.
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In Winterfell, young Brandon Stark, though crippled by his near-fatal fall, is finally able to ride again, with the help of a gift from Tyrion Lannister. As thanks, the Imp has been imprisoned by Catelyn Stark and her sister, Lysa Arryn, in the forbidding sky dungeons of the Eyrie, and charged with Bran's attempted murder. Now, in a desperate bid for freedom, Tyrion demands the right of trial by combat. But what chance does a dwarf have against Lysa's chosen champion? Differences in size are not the only reason for an unequal fight, as Eddard Stark learns in King's Landing, where his investigation into the death of Jon Arryn takes an unexpected-and deadly-turn.
A Game of Thrones Graphic novel, volume 1 (hard cover) - nrot 1-6, 176 sivua:
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, comprising of the initial six issues of the twenty-four issue graphic series-the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Within these pages, many of Martin's most iconic characters gain a whole new life, springing from the page in rich color and glorious detail.
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