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Preview: Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #4 (of 4)

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #4 (of 4)

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Enid Balam (CA) Steve Morris
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $4.99

IS HE ACE OR JOKER? A superhuman with an awesome gift…or a poor soul twisted by mutation? For Croyd Crenson, that question isn’t so easily answered. Sure, the Wild Card virus gave him powers…but they keep changing! Concluding the adaptation of the tragic first appearance of Roger Zelazny’s fan-favorite character – the Sleeper.

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #4 (of 4)

Preview: Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #3 (of 4)

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #3 (of 4)

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Enid Balam (CA) Steve Morris
RATED T+
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE SLEEPER WAKES!
The Wild Card virus had many different strange effects…but few stranger than those it wrought on Croyd Crenson, the Sleeper. The adaptation of the first book of George R.R. Martin’s super-powered alternate history continues, adapting the first appearance of the fan-favorite character created by Roger Zelazny.

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #3 (of 4)

Preview: Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #2 (of 4)

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #2 (of 4)

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Steve Morris
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THIRTY MINUTES OVER BROADWAY!
The story that set the stage for the Wild Cards universe – the tale of the Wild Card virus being released on Earth – concludes here! Jetboy, hero of World War II, finds himself back in action over New York City as a madman holds the city hostage with an alien weapon! Adapting Howard Waldrop’s classic story into the comics medium for the first time!

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #2 (of 4)

Preview: Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 (of 4)

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 (of 4)

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Steve Morris
RATED T+
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE LEGENDARY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN SUPER HERO SERIES COMES TO MARVEL!
Spanning more than 25 novels, more than 20 short stories, released over three decades and written by more than 40 authors, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history in which the Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien “Wild Card” virus, the odds are that they will be killed…which is referred to as “drawing the black queen.” Of those who survive, the bulk of them become “jokers,” left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces,” those gifted with super-powers they can put to use toward heroes goals…or villainous ones. Now, for the first time in comic book form, see how the Wild Cards universe began with an adaptation of the very first stories in the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor, George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards is a stellar introduction to a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers.

Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 (of 4)

George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards Universe Comes to Marvel

 Marvel fans will get a chance to enter George R.R. Martin’s beloved Wild Cards universe this June!

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 in the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series master-mind and editor, George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards is a fascinating 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 superstars, writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne, and serve as a perfect entry point for Wild Cards newcomers and a must-have new reimagining for Wild Cards aficionados!

Spanning more than 25 novels, 20 short stories, and written by more than 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 alien “Wild Card” virus, the odds are that they will be killed… which is referred to as “drawing the black queen”. Of those that survive, the bulk of them become “jokers”, left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces”, those gifted with super powers they can put to use towards heroic goals… or villainous ones.

Relive the epic stories of Wild Cards or visit this incredible world for the very first time when Wild Cards: The Drawing of Cards #1 hits stands on June 1 with a cover by Steve Morris

WILD CARDS: THE DRAWING OF CARDS #1 (OF 4)

Yen Press Announces the Digital Release of The Overture of ELDEN RING

Yen Press has announced the digital release of The Overture of ELDEN RING, a primer that explores the dark fantasy world of ELDEN RING, the latest action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware, the creators of the critically acclaimed Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, in collaboration with George R. R. Martin, the celebrated author of A Game of ThronesThe Overture of ELDEN RING is a visually stunning read that will give fans a taste of the epic world built in one of the most highly anticipated games of the year—the perfect lead-up to the game’s February 25 release.

Jump into the world of ELDEN RING, the much-anticipated release by FromSoftware, before it comes out in this primer packed with info you won’t find anywhere else! Covering the network test that happened in November 2021, it goes into greater detail about the game’s depth, scale, gameplay, and the gorgeous landscapes that players can explore. To top it all off, ELDEN RING director Hidetaka Miyazaki talks about the ELDEN  RING’s development process and design choices the team faced in an exclusive interview! What’s more, the dark fantasy games developed by FromSoftware, such as Dark Souls and Bloodborne, are featured as well, with images of enemies and locales from the hit games! With tons of details ahead of the game’s release, this book is a must-have for any fans who can’t wait to get their hands on ELDEN RING!

The Overture of ELDEN RING is set to release on February 3 on digital platforms, such as BookWalker Global.

The Overture of ELDEN RING

Preview: George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #16

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #16

writer: Landry Walker, George R.R. Martin
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B), Mel Rubi (C-RI/Virgin), Mel Rubi (D-RI/BW), Mike Miller (E-RI/Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature

The battle for King’s Landing is over, yet far to the North a new danger marches southward and only Jon Snow stands left to defy them. Meanwhile, Bran and Rickon’s true fates within the tombs of Winterfell are revealed.

There is little left of hope now for the scattered children of Ned Stark… for the balance of power is in the hands of their enemies and winter is truly coming. Join us, for this final chapter as we conclude the epic comic book adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings.

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #16

Preview: George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #14

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #14

writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A) Mel Rubi (B) Mel Rubi (RI-Virgin) Mel Rubi (RI-B/W) Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature

With their options running out at Harrenhal, Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie make a desperate move. While to the South at Kings Landing, the fires of war begin to wane and Sansa feels a stirring of hope for her future. But even though Joffrey has released her from her vow to wed, the young maiden’s freedom is still desperately out of reach. The Clash of Kings draws towards its close, but the Game of Thrones forever marches on as we explore the final chapters in George R. R. Martin’s epic masterpiece – a Song of Ice and Fire.

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #14

George R.R. Martin’s Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser Premieres at WonderCon

Stagecoach Foundation

The Stagecoach Foundation, co-founded by best-selling fantasy author George R.R. Martin, is hosting an online fundraiser with events planned from Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th. The fundraiser will help the Stagecoach Foundation offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and support its ongoing efforts to expand access to careers in the film industry for New Mexicans.

The weekend of fundraising programming will kick off with an online auction featuring collectors’ items from George R.R. Martin’s many properties, including Game of ThronesNightflyers, and the Wild Cards series, which was just picked up for development as a television show. Other film-related and New Mexico-themed items will be up for auction as well, like a private balloon ride with champagne. The auction opened on March 15th, and is hosted on BidPal through the end of the fundraiser events on March 28th. The Live Auction hosted by Bernie Bregman of NerdBot will be Saturday, March 27th at 3pm Pacific Time on Legion M Twitch channel.

The fundraising programming will also feature many other exciting online events, which will stream live on the Legion M twitch stream as part of this year’s WonderCon@Home schedule. Highlights include a campaign of the tabletop Wild Cards Role Playing Game, set in the present time, featuring some of science fiction, fantasy, and horror’s most popular authors of the day, including Melinda Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Max Gladstone, Caroline Specter, and Carrie Vaughn. Williams, one of the original Wild Cards authors and the creator of Ace favorite, Golden Boy, will act as the game master for the short campaign. There will also be a live AMA with the authors and a Discord AMA, as well as special messages from George R.R. Martin himself over the course of the weekend. For a more detailed schedule, please visit the Legion M page on the Stagecoach Foundation event.

Throughout the weekend, viewers will hear testimonials from the Stagecoach Foundation staff and grantees. Overall, the weekend will be an exciting celebration of fan culture, and the collaborative nature of storytelling, storytellers, and the worlds we craft.

Funds raised from the event and the online auction will benefit the Stagecoach Foundation and its mission. 

Preview: George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4

writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B), Mel Rubi (RI-Virgin), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature

Danerys receives a dire warning while she basks in the comforts offered in the city of Qarth, while more than a thousand miles distant, Stannis makes his move on Ser Penrose and Storm’s End. Peace and diplomacy will be cast aside as the Red Woman Melisandre displays the full power of those who embrace R’hllor, the Lord of Light – much to the horror of those that bear witness to this magic. All this, and more, as another chapter unfolds in this visual adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s epic masterpiece, A Clash of Kings!

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4
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