Lea Anna, April 20, 2012 (view all comments by Lea Anna)
The back story of the Governor is something I wanted to know. He is such a twisted character in the comic books I was happy to hear that Kirkman was writing these novels about him to explain his history. I'm usually wary of comic book writers writing novels as I've had mixed feelings about books I've read in the past (a different author), but the combo of Kirkman and Bonansinga works really well. The book captures the dark times of the series and the events that change a person so drastically. There is some graphic material but fans of this series in any format shouldn't be surprised by that. The ending left me wondering and wanting more so I was pleased to learn there would be another book this year!
Susan Hayden, February 9, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Hayden)
This book has all the elements of a classic zombie book. The suspense of who will live in the group. How they travel across the land. Will they make the decision to go to the city, or avoid it? Great, descriptive zombie attack scenes. It is hard to put this book down, you want to read it from beginning to end. The writing is great, the characters are well developed. I look forward to a sequel!
Tim Lewis, October 21, 2011 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead television series, definitely give this a try. It will give some back story into a character they may introduce in season two. If you are a fan of the comic books, you will probably enjoy reading some of the back story of a horrible villain. This is definitely an adult book with adult themes and adult language. Be aware of that when you are going into this. The Walking Dead is not for kids. My guess is if you like the television series you won’t be offended by anything in here. If you like an old-fashioned zombie flick, The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor is also right up your alley. The character motivations were inconsistent and the constant change in perspective left the writing jagged and sometimes confusing. I might suggest waiting until all the books are out to read them together so that you’re not disappointed when you get to the end of this and it leaves you hanging because it is the first book of a trilogy.
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"Every issue sinks its teeth in you and refuses to let go until the next one comes out."
The first book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor!
From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster original television series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes this stunning installment in their ambitious chronicle of human survival amid the plague of undead.
In Rise of the Governor readers are introduced to the despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury. He has his own sick sense of justice: whether its forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeoples 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.
The bestselling start of the Walking Dead series, now in mass market!
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 its forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeoples 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.
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