Hedge Knight Collected Edition (2004) comic books 2003-2005
Collects Hedge Knight (2003) George R.R. Martin #1-3. Written by George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery. Art by Mike S. Miller and Mike Crowell. Cover by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. 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. In issue #1: Ser Arlan is dead, long live Ser Duncan the Tall. Ser Duncan finds his way to Ashford Meadow and prepares himself for the fight of his life. All he owns he is gambling on his first joust, he's determined to be champion, but is that what fate has in store for him? Also, we'll meet some of the most important people in Dunk's future, though who will benefit him and who will betray him is impossible to discern. In issue #2: Placing every worldly possession on the line to challenge in the tournament at Ashford Meadow, Dunk does all he can to make a name for himself. With a runaway named 'Egg' for a squire, and a tree for a pavilion, Dunk prepares for battle. But one more seemingly impossible challenge besets him before he may enter the lists. Can he actually prove his knighthood? In issue #3: 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. (Includes a cover gallery in the back.) 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.