Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin sends letter to Spider-Man creator Stan Lee

‘Game of Thrones’ is almost as big as Spider-Man, it’s not quite there, but it’s well and truly on its way. However it looks like Spider-Man creator Stan Lee may have been a big influence on the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ writer George R.R Martin.

Okay, so it was strictly Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s work on Fantastic Four that prompted this possibly sarcastic letter from the man who loves to kill everyone so I am cheating a bit. But don’t worry guys, I made it clear in my opening sentence that this is tenuously linked to Spider-Man in some way. So go right ahead and enjoy this letter sent straight from Westeros.


Now this letter was brought to my attention by Spider-Man writer Brian Michael Bendis himself who posted the picture on his blog, aptly entitled ‘Bendis’. I can’t say for certain if it is actually from the George R.R. Martin but I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. My only question is where or when did he get the second ‘R’ from?

I think we just need to count ourselves lucky that George R.R. Martin isn’t a comic book writer for Marvel. Spider-Man would have died along with Gwen Stacy when he tried to save her, the Green Goblin would have committed suicide and Aunt May would have been kidnapped and tortured by a group trying to take over the North. Don’t even get me started on Mary Jane, she would have been a prostitute who gets murdered in #2.

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Tags: Comics Fantastic Four Game Of Thrones George R.R. Martin Jack Kirby Marvel Stan Lee Television

  • BlackTalon53 .

    do I see that right, that was written in 1961? Already pretty well written for an eleven year old.

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  • Tom Round

    He added either the “Richard” or the “Raymond” as his confirmation name. I suspect Tolkien was at least a subconscious influence.
    What, no letters about Tony or Howard Stark?

  • GeekFurious

    It takes about 7 seconds to find out when he added the second R. It’s called an Internet search engine. It also takes about 7 seconds to discover that this is real and not the only letter he wrote to Marvel to be featured in the comic-books. GRRM has written and talked about this many times.

    • Daniel4Wood

      You expect me to take 14 seconds out of my day to research things that aren’t actually all that important? You must be insane.
      But no, you’re right. I hope it didn’t ruin your day too much!