Review: Game of Thrones #1 | George R.R. Martin


Game of Thrones #1

Winter is Coming

Based on the Novel by George R.R. Martin

Adapted by Daniel Abraham

Art by Tommy Patterson

Colors by Ivan Nunes

Cover by Alex Ross

Review by John M. Dela Cruz

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know what Game of Thrones is.  For those of you that have had the pleasure to be growing next to weeds, Game of Thrones is a popular series of Fantasy Novels created by the author, George R.R. Martin.  Earlier this year, Game of Thrones was adapted into a television series on HBO and was one of the most watched series of the year.

 It’s interesting to see this story retold and adapted into other forms of media.  From a book to television to a comic book, however many different ways they’ve decided to show this story, it always ends up looking amazing.  At first, I was pretty hesitant on picking up this book for the simple facts that I didn’t think that a comic book adaption could hold up to what the book and television show have already done.  However, I was very pleasantly surprised how good and visually plea sing this comic book was.  This issue takes you from the beginning of the series to the point that Daenerys Targaryen meets Khal Drogo. 

I really enjoyed the art in this book; it’s always great to see the artist’s adaption of a character when they are taking the story from a novel.  The pacing itself is a little jumpy, but I understand why they did that for story reasons; overall a great book.


This is a book based on the bestselling novel by George R.R. Martin.


Wait and See – If you’re a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, you will probably pick it up this book.  I would say for people new to the story, read the book first.

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