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Dany and the Dragons

What's that, you ask? Dany and the Dragons? A forgotten rock group of the doo-wop era?

NO! It's a special variant cover for issue #15 of the GAME OF THRONES comic, available only (or so we are told) at the San Diego Comicon, as a comicon exclusive.

This special alternate cover was requested and commissioned by our friends at Mile High Comics, in cooperation with Dynamite Comics. It is my understanding that it will be available only at the Mile High booth. (Though of course the same issue, with the regular cover, will be available from numerous dealers at the con).

The artist is Fritz Casa.


((Before you all start posting messages and sending emails... yes, we're well aware that the scene depicted does not actually occur in this issue. In fact, Dany's dragons have not even hatched yet in the comics, that's a good ten issues in the future. And even when they do hatch, the dragons won't be that big until, oh, STORM OF SWORDS or so. [A couple of other things here are also bigger than I'd envisioned]. No need to point all this out. My editors and I pointed it all out already to Dynamite and Mile High, but this is the cover they wanted. Artistic License, and all. The Mike S. Miller cover, with a completely different scene, will also continue to be available.))

I am told that Dynamite printed 1500 copies of these for Mile High... but with 150,000 fans at comicon, there's no telling how long they will last. So if you want to snag one, I'd advise you to hit the Mile High booth early.

(Yes, that's Froggy. No, there's no casting clue in this post. I just missed the lil' guy. Hiya, kids, hiya, hiya.


Jul. 9th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
According to the rules of heraldry, dragons have four legs and wyverns two, yes. But have you ever seen a heraldic "seahorse?" Heralds didn't know crap about biology.

Now, there are no actual dragons, to be sure. But there are bats, and there are birds, and once upon a time there were pterodactyls. Those are the models to use when designing a dragon. No beast in nature has four legs AND wings.

Besides, the best dragon ever shown on film, Vermithrax Perjorative, has two legs and two wings.

My dragons have two legs.
Jul. 9th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
The best dragon ever shown on film
Wait for Smaug The Magnificent.
Jul. 9th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
> No beast in nature has four legs AND wings.

But there are plenty that have six legs and 4 wings. They may not be dragons but they are dragonflies. :-)
Jul. 9th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
In a recent Q&A, you said that you might add other mythical creatures in future books, including wyverns. How will you differentiate wyverns from dragons if your dragons are already technically wyverns?
Jul. 9th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Wyverns don't breathe fire.
Jul. 9th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
As far as I know that's excactly how Smaug will look like in the next "Hobbit" movie. Hopefully he'll be even more impressive than Vermithrax Perjorative (and it's about time, "Dragonslayer" was released more than 30 years ago).

Edit: "Vermithrax Perjorative" will still be the coolest Dragon name ever invented.

Edited at 2013-07-09 03:09 pm (UTC)
Jul. 9th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
I think you are mistaken.
Smaug can actually breath fire as we saw in the first Hobbit movie.
Jul. 10th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also had the Hungarian Horntail, a very rather cool-looking dragon. It had two legs as well.


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