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The Red Viper Vs. The Mountain That Rides. A 12 Page Comic

June 26, 2013

I’ve been kicking around an adaptation of this scene from A Storm Of Swords since I first read it two years ago. At first it was 3 pages then 6. I thought 10 would definitely do it. Well it turns out 12 pages was the ticket. Prince Oberyn Martell, The Red Viper of Dorne is a character who is hard not to like. Very excited to see this bit play out in Season 4 of Game of Thrones. If anyone is interested I have the original art for sale HERE!RV_spoiler_redux_web

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  1. Discsid permalink
    June 26, 2013 9:23 am

    Well done. Love your Tyrion, too. Properly misshapen.

  2. Stewart permalink
    June 26, 2013 12:52 pm


  3. lekforein permalink
    June 26, 2013 12:54 pm

    Well done! I love how drastic you made their size differences. My image of the mountain was always a wall of human flesh you’d have to tilt your head up to just to get an idea that what you were looking at was a person.

    • June 26, 2013 8:36 pm

      According to the books he is supposed to be over 8 feet tall and over 30 stone (which is 420+ pounds). So yeah. The dude is a freaking wall of flesh. In full plate he would be even more intimidating.

      • Jay permalink
        June 2, 2014 9:21 am

        The actor playing the mountain, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, is 6’9″ 420 pounds. He isn’t far off of what was written. The man is a monster that can probably do everything he pretends to in the show.

  4. Peter permalink
    June 26, 2013 2:05 pm

    Just reading it in the books was crazy intense, but this was fantastic. You captured my imagination of the scene. Well done! Will there be more?

  5. Danny permalink
    June 26, 2013 2:43 pm


  6. June 26, 2013 3:26 pm

    You should be doing the Dynamite comics…not Patterson. This is AWESOME!

  7. June 26, 2013 5:00 pm

    That is bad ass.

  8. Lucas de Melo Facó permalink
    June 26, 2013 6:18 pm

    Ser Gregor “The Mountain That Rides” Clegane vs The Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell.

    Prince Oberyn Martell talks too much. The Mountain is too big to be any man’s toy.

    My respect to The Mad Dog of House Lannister.

    • LUKE FOX permalink
      June 2, 2014 4:57 am

      that man deserves no respect

    • June 5, 2014 10:22 am

      You obviously didn’t get it. His entire point was to get a confession from the Mountain, that’s why he fought him to begin with. With the confession he would have what he needed to go to war with Tywin Lannister and the Iron Throne and be backed by the 7 kingdoms.

  9. June 26, 2013 7:00 pm


  10. June 26, 2013 8:18 pm

    Love it

  11. Jeremy permalink
    June 27, 2013 12:42 am

    So, this is amazing, I crave more.

  12. Lucas de Melo Facó permalink
    June 27, 2013 5:35 pm

    Very nice…

    My favorite bit is the look of shock and very real fear on Oberyn’s face and that he struggles in vain for his life when the Mountain grabs him right at the end. The Red Viper easily could be portrayed as an unwavering defiant caricature of vengeful wrath right up to the end and probably has been before, however this cartoonist gives us something rather different and in my opinion considerably more interesting. Their Oberyn Martell is suddenly confronted with the price he is going to have pay for the confession and vengeance for his murdered sister and realises in the last seconds of his life that he really doesn’t want to pay that price…

    …but it is already too late!

  13. ankitkumarlal permalink
    June 28, 2013 6:25 am

    Brilliant choice (re: the scene), this was undoubtedly the high point of the book for me, even more so when you find out that the Mountain is going to die, slowly….. (sadistic snicker”

  14. dakk0n permalink
    June 28, 2013 9:00 am

    nice work, sir!

    do you plan on doing other GoT events like the purple wedding?

  15. July 1, 2013 2:59 am

    Nice job, Jeff. One of my favorite battles in Game of Thrones. Keeps me on the edge of my seat and breaks my heart. Brilliant.

  16. lecreepingdeath permalink
    August 22, 2013 11:31 am

    Amazing work. Please give us more like this.

  17. Orlando permalink
    August 31, 2013 6:28 pm

    Wow! This is awesome! I loved that fight in the book, I hope they managed to portray it as good as your comic in the tv show. Congratz man! I hope you’ll do more like this

  18. Katua Lyhdyr permalink
    September 16, 2013 9:32 pm

    Amazing adaptation! I read Storm of Swords some weeks ago and since then I was wondering how it would be a comic adaptation of such an intense moment… When I read it, this was the song that came to my mind, and you bring me the oportunity to fullfil my wish!

    • April 27, 2015 8:21 pm

      Great choice in music! Berserk is pretty much the Japanese equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire.

  19. November 6, 2013 11:34 pm

    thank you very much ,very good job amazing illustrations :D!

  20. Derek Reese permalink
    March 14, 2014 8:15 am

    I stumbled on this looking for images from the upcoming GOT season. But I found it to be more than just a good palate cleanser. I read a lot of comics and the Red Viper is one of my favorite characters in the series. Pity this is his one chance in the spotlight. Yet it’s is still one of my favorite scenes. Well adapted.

  21. April 17, 2014 5:12 pm


  22. April 17, 2014 5:14 pm

    Reblogged this on RINCON DE QUEENIE and commented:
    This is more than awesome!

    • April 22, 2014 12:02 pm

      Right…now show the stupid mountain slowly dying of the poisin the awesome RED VIPER injected him with. The mountain is a d*ushbag. Cant wait till he dies a slow painful death worse than Joffrey’s. =)

      Have a nave day. Put that in your comics a-hole =)

      • July 12, 2014 7:34 pm

        What the f@ck is your problem! . If you want to comment on who made the comic, then do it in the right place!

  23. Fırat permalink
    May 14, 2014 5:12 am

    hacı adam .ok yoluna gitti be

  24. May 15, 2014 9:50 am

    This is brilliant, good sir.
    Give this man some gold from the iron bank!

  25. Sharick permalink
    May 20, 2014 12:10 pm

    Holy crap this is amazing. Great work.

  26. Suhail permalink
    May 21, 2014 9:37 am

    Martin is good at going against the emotions of his reader. First I was disappointed when Dog beat Dandarion. Then this episode of Martell losing to the Mountain. Somehow it makes you hate both the writer and the character and in order to see the just ending, you keep reading.

  27. May 22, 2014 6:45 pm

    I couldn’t wait two weeks and read it 😀

  28. May 22, 2014 6:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Quak Quaks of the Ugly Duckling and commented:
    Huge Spoiler for Game of Thrones S04E8 and further…
    If yo just can’t wait two weeks for the next episode. This is a comic adaptation from the book. See what happens in the epic battle between the Red Viper and the Mountain.

  29. Abdel permalink
    May 24, 2014 10:50 am

    This is brilliant!! thank you

  30. Miklez permalink
    May 26, 2014 10:11 pm

    I can’t believe Oberyn died like this…

  31. H4yken permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:48 am

    WTF ! this actually happen in the book? , i was searching for the new episode and i get here , fantastic job! is like i already see it. Thanks

  32. May 27, 2014 2:14 pm

    I remember I hadn’t read the books, and I was only just starting to watch season 2 about 2 years ago, but I read through this comic without any foreknowledge of what it meant. As we approached this scene, I began to remember the comic, and I wish I hadn’t. But now, I just had to spoil it for myself. WONDERFUL COMIC. so good. I hate that stupid mountain.

  33. June 1, 2014 10:03 pm

    Amazing, the color gives much more life, I love it, you are really fantastic 😉

  34. Azyd permalink
    June 2, 2014 2:51 pm

    Very nice work! Hope to see more of your work!

  35. Luke permalink
    June 2, 2014 5:52 pm

    You should definitely consider taking on a comic book version of GoT

  36. jacemace permalink
    June 2, 2014 6:30 pm

    wow, tyrions (blowing) nose-chunks, are perfect

  37. Shivan permalink
    June 2, 2014 10:48 pm

    Hats off to you sir, A truly incredible perspective of things….

  38. June 2, 2014 11:44 pm

    Right on!

  39. Riffwrath permalink
    June 3, 2014 1:32 am

    Superb. More please!

  40. wisemikes permalink
    June 3, 2014 8:59 am

    This is awesome, although I am so glad I waited until after the show aired to see this.

  41. June 3, 2014 2:15 pm

    I love your comic of the fight! It is amazing!!

  42. Lucas de Melo Facó permalink
    June 3, 2014 3:32 pm

    When confronted by Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell (the brother of Princess Elia Martell), who repeatedly asserts that “Her name was Elia of Dorne. You raped her, you murdered her, you killed her children,” Gregor’s only concern (besides killing him) is that the man has gotten the order of events wrong.

    “Her name was Elia of Dorne. First, I killed her screaming whelp. Then I raped her. Then I smashed her fucking head in. Like this.”

  43. June 3, 2014 7:31 pm

    This is awesome! 10 times better than the Game of Thrones episode. I would read the hell out of this comic.

  44. Ignace permalink
    June 3, 2014 8:19 pm

    So much better than the overly gory screen adaptation. Despite still being killed for his… arrogance?…, this actually makes me feel like the Red Viper has some dignity left by the moment of his demise. By leaving out all the screaming and the torment, while not omitting the shock and the sudden realisation what a fool he was, you give him the death this truly outstanding character deserves.

    Thank you. You managed to ease the pain of a fan’s heart.

    • Paul permalink
      June 6, 2014 2:56 am

      I agree. Glad to here another fan of the book was disappointed with the recent episode and prefers this version. I was beginning to think I was the only one.

  45. June 4, 2014 5:55 pm

    Did I see his brain fly out? That was great, detailed work, dude! More?

  46. Faramur permalink
    June 4, 2014 7:04 pm

    What can I say? This is just perfect, exactly how I imagend it.

    Thank you for putting images to one of the most greatest moments i’ve ever read in my life.

  47. June 5, 2014 8:20 am

    wow.. this is awesome…. Good Work… i wish u could make the entire novel into comic strips…may be u get a contract of such and we can read tht 1-2-3 yrs from now.. all the best 😀

  48. Paul permalink
    June 6, 2014 2:53 am

    Great work! I like this far better than HBO’s version of the fight. I thought the writers of the episode left out some key lines from the book that really changed the entire feel of the scene. Whereas, you nailed Oberyn’s attitude and the dialogue. Wish HBO had followed your example! Amazing comic.

  49. FatJordie permalink
    October 18, 2014 5:13 pm

    I would love one of these as a poster


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