Entertainment Weekly Goes Big to Showcase the ‘Dames’ of Thrones

Six different covers featuring, individually, Gwendolyn Christie, Natalie Dormer, Emilia Clarke, Lena Hedey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Season 6 of Game of Thrones debuts April 24. To satiate fans of the HBO series in the meantime, Entertainment Weekly is following a model that print magazines are wisely and increasingly relying upon: multiple “Collector’s Edition” covers for the same single issue.

The April 1-8 Double Issue cover story by James Hibberd, titled “Queens of the Throne Age,” is vibrantly laid out and features a tantalizing sidebar for which all six profiled actresses answered the question: “Is Night’s Watch Lord Commander Jon Snow still alive?” Meanwhile, a majority of the covers shot by Marc Hom could just as easily fit the mandate of a high-end glossy fashion magazine. The matter of the two exceptions – Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth – is simply due to the fact that both are wielding large swords. Here’s cover #4, featuring Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark:

Thanks to the six-cover split, each actress stands next to the same clever cover line, “Dame of Thrones.” The others featured in the series are Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell).

An even-split run of the six “Dame of Thrones” covers is being distributed to both EW subscribers and newsstands starting March 25. The covers can also be ordered online here.