A Game of Thrones #1

A Game of Thrones #1

Writer: Daniel Abraham Artist: Tommy Patterson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 21, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Sep 24, 2011

    Since this is my first true introduction into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, I'm trying not to be as critical as some fans might be. Though the text needs a second reading to get the characters and the nuances nailed down, it is strangely engaging. The art is wonderful to look at with all the detail contained in each panel, and I'm willing to give this series more of my time. I think fans of the book and television series will enjoy this condensed reading as well, and I'm giving A Game of Thrones #1 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 26, 2011

    If you're a fan of the novel, this will be a fun graphic adaptation with nice linework. It isn't going to set the world on fire, but you could find much worse things to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 22, 2011

    The Game of Thrones comic also appears to be less adult oriented than the HBO series. It's more of a teen reader friendly comic with only the occasional beheading and blade through the eye... and no outright nudity. This book isn't trying to ape the HBO series and its version of the characters and the threat beyond the Wall seem to be intentionally different for the most part. This comic may be best suited for people unwilling to read Martin's novel all the way through. I've no doubt that the comic will eventually cover the entirety of the first novel, but at this rate its going to be a very long time before readers of the comic catch up to what people have already seen on HBO. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 21, 2011

    Again, this is a competent adaptation, but a project like this needs to offer something more than competence. Either offer a deeper exploration of the series' mythology, as in the Dark Tower comics, or deliver a comic so beautifully rendered that the actual text doesn't even matter, like in Marvel's Oz books. Right now, there isn't much incentive to read this interpretation of A Game of Thrones over the original novel or the HBO series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboy Buzz - Brad Huffman-Parent Sep 21, 2011

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  • 6.0
    iFanboy - Matt Adler Sep 20, 2011

    I understand the limitations inherent in producing a series like this; you never know for sure how it's going to sell, so committing the dollars for top talent, or allowing the story to stretch out, is risky. But given just how popular A Game Of Thrones is right now, I think those are risks worth taking. This is the kind of series that can bring new readers into comic shops; why not put your best foot forward? Now, if you're already a comics fan and you love A Game Of Thrones, you may want to pick this series up, just to see how the story is translated to the comic medium. But if you're only one or the other, it probably isn't worth bothering– you're better off just reading the novels or watching the TV series. Which makes this pretty much the definition of a missed opportunity. Read Full Review

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