Published June 1, 2021

George R.R. Martin’s Marvel Fandom

Hear the legendary author discuss his personal history with the House of Ideas on 'Marvel's Declassified'!

Marvel’s Declassified is a nonfiction narrative podcast that focuses on the rich, dynamic, and evolving history of Marvel Comics as told through a contemporary lens! 

You may know George R.R. Martin as the writer of the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones. But long before becoming a world-renowned science fiction and fantasy writer, George R.R. Martin was just a kid in Bayonne, New Jersey, who read a lot of comics. Your hosts Lorraine Cink and Evan Narcisse chatted with George on last week’s episode—but there was so much more to talk about! In this bonus episode, George speaks more about his early days as an avid Marvel reader, his engagement with the fanzine community as a teen, and the lasting impression that Marvel stories have left on his life and work.

Plus, he reads one of his early letters to Marvel! "'Dear Stan and Jack, Ho hum! Another month, another bunch of classics, but then what else can one expect from you chaps!' I love that 'chaps.' I was, like, putting on my fake British thing, this Bayonne, New Jersey, kid. Anyway..."

Marvel’s Declassified

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