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  • Published: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • 9780440423218
  • 044042321X


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A game of thrones : the graphic novel, Volume 1

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Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Game of Thrones

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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graphic novel

would rather read the real novel.


It's a good adaptation of the novel (so far, at least), but the artwork is middling. There are some great details and a few interesting page designs, but the character faces are ill-defined, not well differentiated. Some of the coloring also feels off - the Targaryen hair is decidedly not silvery at all. It is nice to see Tyrion with the mismatched eye colors, as described in the book, but the team didn't make his hair anything but a rather plain light blonde. The bodies of the female characters all seem to have the same model (or lack thereof) - Catelyn Stark is shaped the same as Dany, etc. The most interesting thing about this volume is George R. R. Martin's preface in which he has some interesting things to say about comic books, what they were like when he was growing up, and also some solid comments on how different mediums (novels, film, graphic novels) all have their own strengths and weaknesses.


amazing book

Mostly enjoyable

I found the Game of Thrones graphic novel to be a fast, entertaining read. Having read all of the books before watching the TV series, I appreciate some of the details being included in the graphic novel that were left out of the show. I believe I will enjoy reading further installments of the graphic novel.
That said, I’m iffy on some of the illustration. I think it’s well done, but the style in which many of the characters were drawn feels a touch too cartoony for me in some regards. Many of the characters look very... cute.

The novels are wonderful and the show is great. But this graphic novel interpretation is a major let-down.

Collects the first six issues.

Full disclosure: I've read the novels--the real ones--several times. So when I say that the graphic novel is not good, it's possible that it's suffering (badly) by comparison.

That said, it is not good. The plot keeps lurching forward ungracefully, the narration is dull, and the art--while pretty--told the story in a boring, uninspired fashion. I won't be picking up v2.

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