Today, we bring you joyous news. HBO has released the first set of images from the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones. In this giant gallery, you will find the familiar faces of Tyrion Lannister (seen above), the children of House Stark and that shitball Joffrey. There are also fresh new faces — Thoros, Blackfish Tully, the Reeds and the badass King Beyond the Wall himself, Mance Rayder. It’s all part of the opening salvo from HBO’s publicity team and photographers Helen Sloan and Keith Bernstein. As if we needed any incentive to be excited about March 31, 2013.
Check out all the new photos after the jump. Click “Next Page” to move through them on individual pages, as they are quite large and awesome. Each photo can also be clicked and enlarged.