‘Wild Cards’: Marvel Decides to Adapt George R.R. Martin’s Superhero Series

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Wild Cards is a series of science fiction superhero universe, written by a collection of more than forty authors and edited by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Melinda M.Snodgras. The series follows humans who contracted the Wild Card virus, an alien virus that rewrites DNA and mutates survivors.

Wild Cards World is created in 1987 and since then, twenty-seven books have been released and adapted to graphic novels and role-playing games. Now Marvel has announced its plans to adapt Wild Cards into a comic book, with the adaptation starting at the beginning of the Wild Cards mythology, i.e. with the first Wild Cards novel, written by George R.R. Martin himself. The comic book miniseries will be titled The Drawing of Cards.

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In the press release, Martin commented on the Marvel’s decision and how joyful he is that an industry like that is going to adapt this unique superhero world which “holds a special place” in his heart:

“As my fans may already know, the Wild Cards World holds a special place in my heart, 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.”

Wild Cards: The Drawing of Cards #1 goes on sale on June 1st.

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