Published on March 27th, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Review: George R.R. Martin’s Clash of Kings #9
This story opens with Bran, lying in bed awake on a restless night. Bran contemplates his new role as Prince, not a role he wanted. He was set on being a Knight, for him Knighthood held a certain nobility he would not achieve as Prince.
Landry Q. Walker continues his successful translation of Martin’s novel. He fills the narration boxes with exposition so as not to slow down the pace of his panels with exposition as dialog, helping the story to flow as Bran finds that being a baron might not be such a terrible thing. However, there are many heirs to the throne so it’s not such a sure thing. An intriguing chapter where Walker leads the reader to wonder if Bran might be princely material or not. Great stuff includes Brans nightmare about the wolf and his slow realization of his place in the kingdom.
Mel Ruby brings a renaissance feel to this issue as the story calls for and we get the feeling of being witness to a medieval setting that draws us into another time and another place. Highlights include the split kingdom page, divided by a sword and the vision of Bran’s wolf nightmare.
I really enjoyed the direction this issue takes us in. We’re getting a sense of things being worked out and it seems like the right people are going in the right places. Bran’s knowledge of his own fate at such a young age is great character development but then we come to a warrior we never expected to see… to be continued. ***1/2 (9.3 rating)
George R.R. Martin’s Clash of Kings #9
Writer – George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
Art – Mel ruby
Colors – Ivan Nunes
Letters – Simon Bowland
Publisher – Dynamite Entertainment