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We're Number One...

... in graphic novels.

The second volume of the GAME OF THRONES graphic novel debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list:


(And, hey, the following week's list is out, and we're still number one).

My thanks and congratulations to Daniel Abraham (who wrote the script) and Tommy Patterson (who drew the pictures) and Mike S. Miller (who did the covers). They do all the real work on this one. This is their triumph, much more than mine.

I'm glad so many of you are enjoying the funny book.


Jul. 10th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: House Martell Casting
Good day. I started watching the show because I work at a telecommunications company & representatives from HBO came down to promote it before the first season premiered. After the first season, I got into the books & loved them ever since. I have to say I have been reading (not)blogs from this site for a long time, but your post made me actually create an account.

I have to admit this is a concern I share as I myself am a person of color. I felt the same way about Avatar: The Last Airbender when he-who-shall-not-be-named decided to alter the cast radically when fans of the cartoon series grew up with a specific cast type in mind. There was a huge uproar on the ASN forums when the cast was shown.

It appears that the cast of GoT is hardly going to have a colored character of worth or substance, if at all. SS was a pirate who wanted to rape the ruling (white)queen , Missandei is a translator & XXD is a con man who wanted to trick the rightful(white)queen. The Dothraki are savage brutes; The Horde of Westeros akin to the Huns or Mongols.

The same way I wanted to know how Prince Zuko who was Chinese in the ATLA cartoon series was turned into an Indian for the live action movie & how Aang (Chinese in the cartoon series), Sokka (Inuit)& Katara (Inuit) became white in the live action movie, I also want to know how this pale man is the Red Viper. I imagined someone along the lines of Oded Fehr not necessarily black (although I would not be opposed to someone "brown as a nut").

GRRM himself admits to the lack of serious colored characters from the books (Strong Belwas was a kick in the balls). I mean what is going on? Are they trying to prevent the backlash of people who do NOT want people of color on the show? I remembered the racial fury from Hunger Games when viewers saw specific characters portrayed as colored actors/actresses on the show even though they were described as being colored/black IN the book.


Come on D&D.


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