George R. R. Martin's The Skin Trade #1

George R. R. Martin's The Skin Trade #1

Writer: Daniel Abraham, George R. R. Martin Artist: Mike Wolfer Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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GEORGE RR MARTIN returns to comics with Skin Trade, the World Fantasy Award winning story that combines Martin's unique creative voice into a powerful vision of horror! Private investigator, Randi Wade sees the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned. As the mysterious secrets of the Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth...werewolves are real! George RR Martin combines his unmatched creative vision with the visceral illustrations of horror master Mike Wolfer to create something intensely unsettling. The first chapter of a new horror masterpiece is unveiled with Regular, Wraparound, Grisly and Skinned Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 13, 2013

    While on paper, there's nothing wrong with adapting a short story in this way, in practice the result has more than a whiff of bottom-feeding cash-in, something that's dogged Avatar for years now. Without even having read the original story, I'm going to suggest that tracking it down–presumably it's in one of Martin's published collections–is probably more worthwhile than buying this comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Jul 14, 2013

    Skin Trade has a weak story with characters that don't really stick. Maybe if you're a fan of the novel and want to see the story done in a new medium, or have a very light pull list and are willing to stick out the run in the hopes it improves over time you might want to try this one. Ultimately I don't recommend it. Read Full Review

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