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George R. R. Martin Looks to Delay Next ASOIAF Novel with Marvel's Help

Written by ThanosCopter on Thursday, September 20 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
George R. R. Martin Looks to Delay Next ASOIAF Novel with Marvel's Help

The writer has expressed interest in writing comics for Marvel.



Source: MTV Geek

George R. R. Martin is best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which spawned the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. He's also an avid comic book reader and collector. Several of Martin's letters to Marvel's famed bullpen found their way into the letter's columns of popular Silver Age series and he even won his first award writing a prose superhero story.  Martin's also known for the lengthy delays between books, with readers waiting up to five years between volumes.

It now appears that Martin wishes to combine his love of comics with his love of delaying his novels.  In an interview with MTV Geek, Martin mentioned that he'd love to write comics for Marvel, as long as certain conditions are met.

Speaking over a feast of freshly boiled lobster with blood red shells, a turkey with golden skin seasoned with the freshest herbs Westeros has to offer, two apple pies cooled by a soft summer's breeze, three flagons of ale, a pitcher of red wine, two loaves of bread, a hearty stew with potatos, corn, beans and bits of cow flank, and a small side salad, Martin said that he'd consider writing Dr. Strange comics for Marvel, provided they didn't "Grant Morrison" him, that is immediately reverse any changes he made to the character as soon as he left.

Martin also suggested that he disliked Strange's current direction of lackey for Luke Cage and Captain Fascist America and would return the character to his roots on the outskirts of the Marvel Universe, fighting the likes of Dormammu and Cthulhu (who Marvel has never actually used in a book). 

Of course, writing any comic would cause Martin's work on Winds of Winter, the next book in Martin's ASOIAF series, to be delayed.  If Marvel were to consider Martin's offer, they'd have to grapple with the knowledge that they were aiding and abetting Martin's penchant for delaying his books, possibly drawing him into a Robert Jordan scenario, in which the author passes away before finishing the series.  We humbly suggest that Martin retire into a career of comics writing.  As long as Dr. Strange doesn't cross the rabid pro-Wolverine camp that currently occupies Marvel's highest offices, he'll still be around in fifteen years when ASOIAF is finally complete.

 

 





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