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Game of Thrones writer teams up with Marvel for comic book series

The writer of the hit TV series Game of Thrones is teaming up with Marvel to produce a new series of comic books.

George RR Martin has described working with the superhero franchise as a “privilege” that brought him “no end of joy”.

The comics will be based on an anthology series called Wild Cards, which was masterminded and edited by Mr Martin.

Written by more than 40 authors over three decades, the collection tells the story of an alternate history where Earth is inhabited by super-powered individuals.

The new limited series, titled “Wild Cards: Drawing Of The Cards”, will be written by Paul Cornell and Mike Hawthorne and is due to be released on 1 June.

‘A special place in my heart’

Announcing the project, Mr Martin said: “As my fans may already know, the Wild Cards world holds a special place in my heart.

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“So to have the privilege of announcing that an industry titan like Marvel is going to produce the narrative from the beginning as a comic book brings me no end of joy.”

Mr Martin’s most well-known work, Game Of Thrones, ended its hugely popular run in 2019 and HBO is in the process of developing spin-offs, including a prequel, which is set to air next year.