George R.R. Martin on Marvel Comics

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


What’s the most inspiring literature that Games of Thrones author George R.R. Martin ever read? Marvel Comics.

Martin revealed his taste in an interview at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival back in 2014. Here is an excerpt from Indiewire:

‘The Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s,’ he claimed proudly. ‘I had been reading DC comics before that, from Superman to Batman and The Flash, but when Marvel came along Stan Lee broke all the rules. Nothing ever happened in the DC comic books. They were circular. Superman would have an adventure but by the end he would finish in the same place where he started. Batman would have an adventure and come right back to where he was before. Nothing ever changed. There was no conflict. There were good guys and there were bad guys.’