Marvel Comics will be releasing Game of Thrones author George RR Martin’s Wild Cards sci-fi book series as comic books. The limited series will be called The Drawing of Cards, with the first of four issues being released June 1.
Wild Cards spans more than 25 books and 20 short stories by more than 40 authors and was “masterminded” and edited by Martin, and co-edited by Melinda M. Snodgrass.
It explores an alternate reality where the people of Earth have been infected with an alien virus called Wild Card. Some people draw the Black Queen, which means they die from the virus, but most become Jokers, meaning they end up mutated. The luckiest people are called Aces, and are gifted with superpowers.