Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Kevin Given


Review: Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #7

Our heroes come across an old tree with markings that make it resemble a face. Legend has it that no one can tell a lie in front of a heart tree. They also stumble across some freshly burned skulls, remembering that Wildlings burn their dead. Jon and Ed are sent to search the empty houses of the village for clues as to what might have happened. A beginning to an issue that raises a multitude of questions. Keeping the reader curious about what happened.

The Creative Team:

Landry Q. Walker has a feel for adapting the works of Martin. He brings us cautiously into this comic book, instead of an opening with a ton of action, he shows us the scene after the action has taken place. He keeps us on our toes by showing the fear of some of our heroes as they look for danger around every corner. Walker wants us brought into this situation slowly and with every hair raised on edge. I enjoy this amount of tension in my comics. I had fun reading it, it’s great stuff.

Mel Ruby also has a good feel for adapting the characters and his panels evoke the old style but with a modern flare. One great page has the panels form the rays of the sun, highly creative and great attention to detail with a subtle approach to the characters in this issue.

In Conclusion:

Our heroes are searching for answers and, in an homage to the birth of Christ in the bible, they must follow a comet to find the answers they seek. The path is not an easy one to follow as they come across the dead, both human and animal, on their path. The heat of the desert is also taking its toll on this band of troops. Secrets come out, almost as an omen to the legend of the heart trees that they encountered at the beginning of this issue. Character development is strong in this issue. I loved it, a thinking mans comic book. Will our heroes find what they are looking for? I won’t say anymore here but leave you with an old cliché: Be Careful what you ask for, you just might find it!

Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #7

Writer – George R.R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
Art – Mel Ruby
Colors – Ivan Nunez
Letters – Simon Bowland
Publisher – Dynamite Entertainment
Publication date – December 2017

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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