The U.S. mass-market paperback copies of George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” series are seriously lame. My copy of book two, “A Clash of Kings,” is a generic crown on a solid purple background. No effort. No direwolves. Just bore-ing sigils.
Publishers in Japan know what’s up. They know Martin’s epic series warrants equally epic covers. Here’s a gallery of select editions in all their illustrated beauty. Check out how wicked Tyrion looks on these bitches. (via)