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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor: Rise of The Governor

by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

St. Martin's Press | June 5, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor: Rise of The Governor is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

Winner of the 2011 Diamond Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.76 in

Published: June 5, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250008395

ISBN - 13: 9781250008398

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! A great story of survival horror. A group of people fighting against the odds of a world overrun by the undead. "walkers, bitters, zombies" whatever you want to call them. I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead, so I was excited when I got this book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great What a twist. A must read before you start the new season of the tv show.
Date published: 2012-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read It was a good read. It was also easy to get through. I enjoyed the chronicle of the trip to Woodbury and the character development can be seen throughout. It makes you a million times more sympathetic towards the hardended governor you see in the show and in yhe graphic novels
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I've read all the comics and religiously watch the show. This book shouldn't be an extra to the series, it should be a must read!!
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!! Truly great writing; not only did it keep me reading, but it made me obsessed with finding out what came next. This is not the type of book you start and then put aside for a couple of days because you become busy, NO, this is a book that hauls you so far into it that you actually rush through you daily chores just to get back to it. Thanks guys for the exceptional journey, I only wish there was more!! (I can't actually get into comics, but if you release another novel.....) No question, if you are into this genre, you have to read this book.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!! Truly great writing; not only did it keep me reading, but it made me obsessed with finding out what came next. This is not the type of book you start and then put aside for a couple of days because you become busy, NO, this is a book that hauls you so far into it that you actually rush through you daily chores just to get back to it. Thanks guys for the exceptional journey, I only wish there was more!! (I can't actually get into comics, but if you release another novel.....) No question, if you are into this genre, you have to read this book.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!! Truly great writing; not only did it keep me reading, but it made me obsessed with finding out what came next. This is not the type of book you start and then put aside for a couple of days because you become busy, NO, this is a book that hauls you so far into it that you actually rush through you daily chores just to get back to it. Thanks guys for the exceptional journey, I only wish there was more!! (I can't actually get into comics, but if you release another novel.....) No question, if you are into this genre, you have to read this book.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The imagery that kirkman is able to put into words is phenomenal. Essentiao to any Walking Dead fan who wants to understand one of the biggest, baddest villains in comic history. And for folks who don't know the walking dead lineage it's a great way to get into it! Great read!
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rise of the Governor Didn't expect the way it turned out.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kirkman keeps throwing curveballs Kirkland continues to amaze with his storytelling. Just when you think you know what's going to happen his throws a curveball. Great read! A must for any fan of the TV series or the graphic novels.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! A great story of survival horror. A group of people fighting against the odds of a world overrun by the undead. "walkers, bitters, zombies" whatever you want to call them. I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead, so I was excited when I got this book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great What a twist. A must read before you start the new season of the tv show.
Date published: 2012-07-20

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor: Rise of The Governor

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor: Rise of The Governor

by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.76 in

Published: June 5, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250008395

ISBN - 13: 9781250008398

About the Book

In "The Walking Dead" universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. Voted "Villain of the Year" by "Wizard Magazine," his story arc was the most controversial in the series. Fans will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to extremes.

Read from the Book

 ONEIt occurs to Brian Blake as he huddles in the musty darkness, the terror constricting his chest, the pain throbbing in his knees: If only he possessed a second pair of hands, he could cover his own ears, and maybe block out the noise of human heads being demolished. Sadly, the only hands Brian currently owns are busy right now, covering the tiny ears of a little girl in the closet next to him.The seven-year-old keeps shuddering in his arms, jerking at the intermittent THWACK-GAHHHH-THUMP outside the closet. Then comes the silence, broken only by the sticky sound of boot steps on bloody tile, and a flurry of angry whispers out in the vestibule.Brian starts coughing again. He can’t help it. For days he has been fighting this goddamn cold, a stubborn blight on his joints and sinuses that he cannot shake. It happens to him every fall, when the Georgia days start getting dank and gloomy. The dampness gets into his bones, saps his energy, and steals his breath. And now he feels the pounding stab of a fever with each cough.Doubling over in another hacking, wheezing fit, he keeps his hands pressed down on little Penny’s ears as he coughs. He knows the sound of his rasping is attracting all kinds of attention outside the closet door, out in the convolutions of the house, but there’s nothing he can do about it. He sees tracings of light with each cough—like tiny filigrees of fireworks across his blind pupils.The closet—barely four feet wide, and maybe three feet deep—is as dark as
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Winner of the 2011 Diamond Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes

About the Author

Robert Kirkman is best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics and SKYBOUND. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on AMC's critically acclaimed television series The Walking Dead.

Jay Bonansinga is a critically acclaimed horror novelist whose works include Perfect Victim, Shattered, Twisted, and Frozen. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award.

Editorial Reviews

"Zombie-apocalypse stories are perfect for miserable winter weather regardless, but for those obsessed with The Walking Dead (such as yours truly), this is essential reading. This is the epitome of a page-turner, and makes subway rides just breeze by. And, that end -woof." -REFINERY29

"An excellent companion to the The Walking Dead comic books. The story is enriched by the novel format, and the characterization of the series' most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss." -Examiner.com

"This book stands alone and is a compelling read for fans of the series or just fans of zombies. Watch out though, because once you get a taste of the particular Kirkman brand of zombie mayhem, catching up on past issues is just around the corner." -The Ossuary

"The story makes a great novel. You'll get sucked in and can easily visualize everything that is happening. It's simply a great read." -Comicvine.com

"It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not." -TVOverMind.com

"Not for the faint of heart, this book runs on pressure-cooker suspense, graphically described bloodshed, and dark acts of brutality...This riveting character study adds a new dimension to the oeuvre by fleshing out established characters and plot lines." -School Library Journal