(W) George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery (A) Mike S. Miller
THE CONCEPT: In this prequel story to GEORGE R.R. MARTIN's Award winning, New York Times Best Selling novel series: 'A Song of Ice and Fire'; Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire's knighthood. Dubbing himself 'Ser Duncan the Tall', 'The Hedge Knight' sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and glory and the honor of upholding his oath as a knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately for him, the world isn't ready for a knight who keeps his oaths, and his chivalrous methods could be the very cause of his demise.
THIS ISSUE: With a runaway for a squire, his dead master's sword, and a pretty girl in his thoughts, Dunk is ready to take on the Kingdom's best knights in the Ashford tournament as "Ser Duncan the Tall". Gambling everything he owns for just one chance to prove himself on the battlefield, Dunk faces failure before he gets a chance to try when no one will vouch for his knighthood. Meanwhile, the coming of the tournament challenges not only his determination to join the lists, but also his very understanding of what it means to be a knight.