George RR Martin’s Legendary Wild Cards Universe Comes to Marvel Comics in New Series

Marvel fans will have the chance to enter George RR Martin’s beloved WILD CARDS universe in June!

For the first time in comic book form, witness the very beginning of the Wild Cards mythos with an adaptation of the very first stories from the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor George RR Martin, Wild Cards is a riveting saga set in a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers. The limited series, titled THE DRAWING OF CARDS, will be written by a team of comic book superstars, writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne, and will serve as the perfect entry point for newcomers to Wild Cards and of a new essential reinvention for Wild Cards aficionados. !

Spanning over 25 novels, 20 short stories, and written by over 40 authors over three decades, 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 “Wild Card” alien virus, there is a high chance that they will be killed…so called “drawing the dark queen”. Of those who survive, most of them become “jokers”, left with a strange mutated form. A lucky few are called “aces,” those with superpowers they can use to achieve heroic…or villainous goals.

Lisa M. Horner