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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.

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
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Stephen King Has Met His Match
August 21st, 2015
Who would have thought that the novelization of a comic book could be anything close to the real deal, but that is exactly what the writing team of Kirkman and Bonansinga have accomplished. Stephen King has been actively transforming his ovels into comic books, Kirkman and Bonansinga have proven hat reversing the order of transformation can be equally successful. I look forward to experiencing the remaining installments in the series.
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Why is the governor the way he is?
February 13th, 2015
Have you ever wondered why the governor is the bad man that he is? Well this book helps you understand that and a lot more. This was an easy read that was hard to put down. The whole series is great for any Walking Dead fan. You encounter some characters from the show but see things from the bad guy's side of things. Thumbs up!
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Awesome
September 28th, 2014
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read book two!
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You'll love the ending!
April 16th, 2014
This book sunk it's teeth into me from the beginning and only got better as it went along.
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January 1st, 2014
Loved this! This gave greater insight into a character we love to hate! I recommend this one to all.
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The Walking Dead - Rise of the Gov
December 31st, 2013
Great read, full of surprises!
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Good read
October 26th, 2013
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
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Wow
May 13th, 2013
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!!
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Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!!
May 3rd, 2013
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.
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3 reviews
Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!!
May 3rd, 2013
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.
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3 reviews
Clear some time to read, your going to need it!!!
May 3rd, 2013
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.
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Amazing
April 24th, 2013
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!
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Rise of the Governor
April 2nd, 2013
Didn't expect the way it turned out.
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Kirkman keeps throwing curveballs
February 18th, 2013
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.
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