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Game of Thrones Comics Show Why The HBO Series Went Off The Rails

Fans who hated the ending of Game of Thrones can find a fun alternative in the comic adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books.

For fans who were let down by the ending of HBO’s Game of Thrones, there is hope in the form of the comic adaptations of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. For years, many avid ASOIAF readers have insisted that the books are better than the show, and their claims were vindicated when the last few seasons of the show were met with disappointment by critics and viewers alike. But the comics can provide an alternative for those who loved the early seasons of the show but are reluctant to dive into multiple 1,000-page books to get the same story.

The first issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s A Game of Thrones was published in September 2011, just a few months after the conclusion of the first season of the HBO show. Written by Daniel Abraham with art by Tommy Patterson, the series adapted the first novel of the series and ran for a total of 24 issues, wrapping up in July 2014. Much like Martin himself, the series took a break of a few years before returning in June 2017 for an adaptation of the second novel in Martin’s series, A Clash of Kings. The adaptation of A Clash of Kings is written by Landry Walker with art by Mel Rubi and has been split into two volumes. Volume One ran for 18 issues, concluding in February 2019. Volume Two started in 2020 and has released 15 issues so far.

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