“‘Wild Cards’ is a three-decade-old anthology series with over forty authors contributing pieces, with Marvel Comics adapting Martin’s first ‘Wild Cards’ book, which was originally released in 1987,” reads a report by Bustle.
According to Marvel’s website, “the ‘Wild Cards’ series tells the story of an alternate history where Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien “Wild Card” virus, the odds are that they will be killed… which is referred to as “drawing the black queen”. Of those that survive, the bulk of them become “jokers”, left with some strangely mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces”, those gifted with superpowers they can put to use towards heroic goals… or villainous ones.”
The first ‘Wild Cards’ novel will be adapted into a limited series, which is titled ‘The Drawing of Cards’. It will be written by Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne.
Talking about the new partnership with Marvel Comics, author GRRM said in a statement, “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.”
The first book of Wild Cards – called ‘The Drawing of the Cards #1’ – is expected to be out on June 1, 2022.
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