George RR Martin Re-Reads His First Published Work: A Fan Letter To Marvel Comics

George RR Martin Re-Reads His First Published Work: A Fan Letter To Marvel Comics

When he’s not ruthlessly killing off our favourite A Song of Ice and Fire characters off left right and centre, George RR Martin spends his time being one of the most adorable fanboys around.

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Martin’s original letter — sent in vast praise of few years, but the writer dug it out again as part of an upcoming History Channel documentary about superheroes. Listen to him re-read it below:

I just love that one of George R Martin’s — only one “R” back then, before his professional writing career necessitated a name tweak to make him stand out — favourite superhero comic moments was the Thing falling down a manhole:

Fantastic Four #17 art by Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Stan Goldberg, and Artie Simek.

Fantastic Four #17 art by Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Stan Goldberg, and Artie Simek.

A moment worthy of living on as one of the greatest Fantastic Four comics ever printed, according to Martin!

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