Game of Thrones author George RR Martin’s Wild Cards sci-fi novel series will be published as comic books by Marvel Comics. The Drawing of Cards is the limited series title, and the first of four issues will be released on June 1.
Martin “masterminded” and edited Wild Cards, which includes more than 25 volumes and 20 short stories by more than 40 writers, and was co-edited with Melinda M. Snodgrass.
It takes place in a parallel universe in which the inhabitants of Earth have been afflicted by an extraterrestrial virus known as Wild Card. Some individuals draw the Black Queen, which implies they will die from the virus, but the majority will become Jokers, which means they will become mutated. Aces are the luckiest individuals on the planet, and they have superpowers.
Paul Cornell will write, and Mike Hawthorne will draw the first stories from the first Wild Cards novel published in 1987.
In a statement released Friday, Cornell said, “Wild Cards is still a unique perspective on superheroes, a creation narrative that’s impacted everything since.” “It’s a privilege and a joy to return all of these incredible stories back their rightful home at Marvel.”
Martin’s Winds of Winter will not be released until later this year.