Entertainment Weekly woke the dragon: ‘Game of Thrones’ is on this week’s cover
I was late to the ‘Game of Thrones’ party. As a person who basically lives and breathes science fiction and fantasy (I was born May 25, after all), I’m ashamed of myself. But I’m also the type of person who refuses to watch the movie/TV adaptation of something until I’ve read the original source material. How I also managed to escape George R.R. Martin’s epic series before the show premiered, I have no idea. But once I finished reading the first book, I hit the series and watched it all in the span of two days.
In a way, I think it was better for me to watch the show this way. It meant I didn’t have to wait as long for the second season to premiere as all of you intelligent folks who watched it as it aired.
This week, Entertainment Weekly is honoring the hugely successful series by giving the show not one, but four collector’s covers featuring several of the remaining characters. Yes, in case you’re even denser than I am and have still not seen the show or read the books, I said the remaining characters. It’s not even a spoiler to tell you that people die in this series. In fact, it’s more spoiler-ish to tell you which people live.
Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays the silver-haired and violet-eyed Daenerys Targaryen, graces the cover of the first edition with a baby dragon perched on her shoulder. Peter Dinklage, the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor who brought the engaging Tyrion Lannister to life, is featured on another. Not wanting to miss their teenage girl demographic, the editors were smart enough to give Kit Harrington, who plays Ned Stark’s bastard child Jon Snow, his own cover. And last but not least, the incestuous twins, Cersei and Jaime Lannister, who are portrayed by Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, grace the last of the covers. Check them out in the slideshow below.
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