March comes in like a lion and out like...a dire wolf? April means we finally get a new season of HBO's Game of Thrones, with the next chapter in the war for the Iron Throne. While the rest of us have been waiting out the long winter, fan artists have been busy illustrating this clash of kings, but not with the Starks and Lannisters you might expect. Instead, we have some very different, but still familiar faces stepping into the fray. From Dothraki ponies and Muppets of Winterfell to A Game of Community to Lord Tony Stark, I've collected some silly, strange and downright wonderful fan art, mashing up all sorts of comics and TV shows with characters from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who reads A Song of Ice and Fire and gets distracted with thoughts of Tony Stark in Winterfell. Of course, why sit on an iron throne when you can sit on one made of gold-titanium alloy?
Michael Dialynas opted to add a dash of Princess Bride to his Iron Man/Game of Thrones mashup. Does that mean Joffrey should have six fingers on one hand? That's what inbreeding gets you.
Why do the Dothraki always travel with horses? Because they're secretly bronies. Megan Ferguson proves they're just hungry, merciless bronies.
I'm sure that there are a lot of parallels between Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones, but all I can think about is that Queen Cersei as an unnatural interest in her brother, and that queen bee Gemma Teller Morrow is loosely based on Hamlet's mom. Ick. And yes, this does come in a t-shirt.
Community's Shirley would end the War of Five Kings with baked goods and shame. Of course, it would be all for naught when Annie comes across the Narrow Sea fueled by nothing but amphetamines and a determination to be the best little conqueror in Westeros. By Brian Valeria, who also came up with this brilliant Starburns/Hound mashup:
Oh, Starburns, you're more than a haircut now. You're a really awesome scar.
Obviously, there are no White Walkers. On the other side of the wall, there's just a young boy and his imaginary tiger punking the entire Night's Watch. From Joel Watson of HijiNKS Ensue.
I have my doubts about a Clone Trooper resting his posterior on the Iron Throne (even if they do have considerably better aim than Stormtroopers do), but at least this guy's throne is made from blasters instead of swords. It even comes with a punny name: Game of Clones.
Well, every is talking about Daenerys and her sex life. They're just less interested in whether she can be branded a slut than in whether she will give birth to a child who can lay legitimate claim to the Iron Throne. This is the cover of Grant Gould's latest sketchbook.
This College Humor comic reveals what happens when mail-delivering birds get their magical wires crossed. This is why you use homing pigeons, even if they're less sexy than ravens and owls.
When you play the Game of Throneopoly, you win or you keep playing until three in the morning. Death is too easy, and it doesn't build any hotels on King's Landing. From io9.
Here at ComicsAlliance, we know that there is only one choice for the ruler of the Iron Throne" Magneto. After all, if someone usurps the throne, he can just magnetically pull it back to himself. It may be a symbolic act, but it's a pretty powerful one. Read Let's Be Friends Again creators Curt Franklin and Chris Haley's entire pitch for X-Game of Thrones, starring Professor X as Ned Stark, Cyclops as Jon Snow, Emma Frost as Cersei Lannister, Nightcrawler as Tyrion Lannister and Jean Grey as Daenerys Targaryen (Mother of Phoenixes, rather than Mother of Dragons).
Jon Snow and Ghost get an Adventure Time makeover thanks to Estebee. Now, now, Jon. Finn would never look sad about fending off the White Walkers.
Estebee also gave Peter Baelish and Sansa Stark the Adventure Time treatment. The fact that Littlefinger retained his nose signals to me that he's some sort of evil wizard. A wizard of lies.
Finally, Estebee mashes up the Red Priestess with Adventure Time's Marceline.
The Simpsons has paid homage to Game of Thrones not once but twice. First was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it flash in the episode "The Ten Percent Solution," in which HBO apparently ruined the books by given each character his or her own Iron Throne. The second was in the now-famous couch gag done entirely in the style of Game of Thrones' opening credits:
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