Marvel Lands Game of Thrones Author’s Wild Cards Universe for New Series

Marvel is releasing a new comic book series based on Game of Thrones author George RR Martin’s Wild Cards universe.

This summer, Marvel is releasing a new comic book series based on wild cardsthe historical literary universe edited by A song of ice and fire (game of thrones) author George RR Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass.

Wild Cards: card draw is a four-part limited series launching Wednesday, June 1 from writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne. According to Marvel, The drawing of cards sees Cornell and Hawthorne “recounting the foundation wild cards stories.” Issue 1 features a cover by Steve Morris. Interestingly, Marvel previously released another four-part wild cards limited series under its now defunct Epic Comics imprint in 1990.

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For the first time in comic book form, witness the very beginning of the Wild Cards mythos with an adaptation of the very first stories from the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor George RR Martin, Wild Cards is a riveting saga set in a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers. The limited series, titled THE DRAWING OF CARDS, will be written by a team of comic book superstars, writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne, and will serve as the perfect entry point for newcomers to Wild Cards and of a new must-have reinvention for Wild Cards aficionados. !

Spanning over 25 novels, 20 short stories, and written by over 40 authors over three decades, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history where Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the “Wild Card” alien virus, there is a high chance that they will be killed…so called “drawing the dark queen”. Of those who survive, most of them become “jokers”, left with a strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces,” those with superpowers they can use to achieve heroic…or villainous goals.

wild cards is still a unique take on superheroes, a story of creation that has influenced everything ever since, but still retains its power,” Cornell said. “It’s an honor and a pleasure to bring all of these wonderful stories into their natural home at Marvel, and I hope to give George, Melinda and the rest of the wild cards Collect the credit they deserve for bringing the superhero mythos back to life. Plus: look at this art!”

“As my fans may already know, the wild cards The world holds a special place in my heart, so having the privilege of announcing that an industry titan like Marvel will be producing the narrative from the ground up as a comic book brings me endless joy,” Martin added. himself.

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Written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Mike Hawthorne with cover art by Steve Morris, Wild Cards: card draw #1 (of 4) goes on sale June 1 from Marvel Comics.

Source: Marvel Comics

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