Review: George R.R. Martin’s Hedge Knight


There are two undeniable rules of the way popular culture spreads in today’s world.  First, when an entertainment property becomes truly popular, it manages to find its way into every medium imaginable.  Second, once HBO makes a television show about anything, all of the sudden, everyone knows about it.  In recent years this has become true of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.  Yes, before the show, there were fans of Martin’s, epic, fantasy novel series, but it was mostly confined to fans of the genre, without much crossover.  When the show began airing in the spring of 2011, Thrones had hit the big time, making everyone aware of a new powerhouse.  As a result there are now the books, the show, a video game in the works, books of criticism about the show, blogs, a new found interest in the audio books, a card game, action figures and even a comic book adaptation.  By the time the comic series was announced, I had already read the books, watched the show and listened to the audio books.  My interest in the graphic novel adaptation was limited.  After taking one look at the artwork, I decided I could pass on that particular iteration of a story I already knew quite well.  Luckily, there is another option for fans of both Game of Thrones and the comic book medium.  Last November, Amazon’s newly minted comic book imprint, Jet City Comics, republished the graphic novel adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Hedge Knight.

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