Rise of the Governor

Rise of the Governor NEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS For the first time ever an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Robert Kirkman s original hand written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner award win
  • Title: Rise of the Governor
  • Author: Robert Kirkman Jay Bonansinga
  • ISBN: 9781250039644
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rise of the Governor
    NEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS For the first time ever an unprecedented, behind the scenes look at Robert Kirkman s original, hand written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner award winning series, The Walking Dead See what plot lines were left on the cutting room floor and get an in depth look at how the series came together This collection includes comNEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS For the first time ever an unprecedented, behind the scenes look at Robert Kirkman s original, hand written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner award winning series, The Walking Dead See what plot lines were left on the cutting room floor and get an in depth look at how the series came together This collection includes commentaries on Kirkman s original plots with never before seen material This is The Walking Dead collector s item of the year
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  • Robert Kirkman Jay Bonansinga

    Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics He has also collaborated with Image Comics co founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co founders of that publisher.Robert Kirkman s first comic books were self published under his own Funk o Tron label Along with childhood friend Tony Moore, Kirkman created Battle Pope which was published in late 2001 Battle Pope ran for over 2 years along with other Funk o Tron published books such as InkPunks and Double Take In July of 2002, Robert s first work for another company began, with a 4 part SuperPatriot series for Image, along with Battle Pope backup story artist Cory Walker Robert s creator owned projects followed shortly thereafter, including Tech Jacket, Invincible and Walking Dead.

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  • I won this on When I started this book I had no idea what the book was about I watched The Walking Dead when it aired last year and I thought it was A M Azing Before I read this book I had to do a little research on The Governor because I haven t read the comics and also the show hasn t introduced that character yet Also keep in mind that I basically only read YA books with a female as the main p.o.v So with that being said I started the book and all I can say is Wow The ending was such a what k [...]


  • As I have read the first compendium of 48 trade paperbacks that ended the original Governor story arc, I jumped at the chance to pick up this collaboration by series creator Robert Kirkman and horror writer Jay Bonansinga The Walking Dead Rise of the Governor is an amazing idea for a novel or trilogy I hear that the Governor is one of the series , and even comic books in general, most notorious and loathsome villains, and the notion of exploring his back story is definitely going to be appealing [...]


  • I made a series of mistakes when I picked this book up Everything I know about The Walking Dead series came from the television show I ve never been on this side of the street before, but suddenly I m that annoying person Harry Potter fans have been dealing with since 2001 You know, someone who always pictured Harry as Daniel Radcliffe and was never at all pissed that Danny boy over there has blue eyes AND NOT GREEN DAMN HIM FOR NOT WEARING CONTACTS.In addition to being a film media and not pape [...]


  • Audiobook Fabulous narrator Omg Shocking twists and truths revealed if you think you know The Governor you don t till you read this book He is not who has portrayed himself to be I think I might have sprained my jaw it dropped so far when I got the truth about who he is Holy Crisps, I could barely catch my breath.This first book stats with Phil, his brother Brian, his living daughter and two high school friends The plague has just driven them from their hometown to search for the safe zone They [...]


  • The Walking Dead, Rise of the Governor, should be aptly titled as mentioned by several other reviewers The Birth of the Governor If this book has a sequel, it would tell of the actual rise of the Governor In fact, I feel that given what this particular book is lacking, there would need to be a sequel to bridge the gap between what we have been introduced to with this story and what we see when Rick, Glenn, and Michonne stumble across Woodbury in the comic books While this story wasn t quite wha [...]


  • Okay, I am a HUGE zombie fan I have also been collecting the Walking Dead comic book since issue 2 and when I first heard about this novel, I was excited Kirkman explores the deeper thoughts feelings issues of a z apocalyptic world via the comic and now the TV show and I thought a novel would allow him to really sink his teeth into the material Also, he has never not in comics or TV dealt with the early days of the epidemic.If you haven t ever read the comic, but are a fan of apocalyptic fiction [...]


  • Won in a First Reads.Sigh.After greatly enjoying the first season of the AMC show and getting deep into the comics, I was looking forward to this I mean, good zombie novels are far and very few between They seem to work better as film horrors over novel horrors Even so, The Walking Dead comics did a wonderful job of transforming the brutality of George Romero zombie flicks into a written media.This book does NOT follow suit.Maybe it s due to the fact that it s written in the present tense for no [...]


  • Okay, so I liked the book I liked it enough that I plan on reading the rest of the series I did not however really like it or think it was amazing Hence, the three star rating For one, and probably my biggest issue with this book, is how part two of this book played out almost exactly like parts of season four of the show played out I kept thinking, Wait, is this a novelization of season four, or is this really the story of way before we ever met the Governor in season three Also, it has made me [...]


  • Well now That was interesting.I actually had a bit of a time getting into this one It didn t have the pace of the comic series that this is based on , and was written in the present tense That s a bit jarring for me, though I did get used to it.Note that this is the backstory of the Governor from the Walking Dead comic book graphic novel series It is NOT the backstory of the character by the same name title in the AMC television series.As far as a backstory goes, this one is pretty damn good It [...]


  • Actual rating 4.5 Wow I feel like such a fool How did I fall for that one This was really great I really enjoyed the Governors back story It was interesting to see his journey and especially some of the similarities links to the show.


  • I really enjoyed this book a lot This book was so much better for me then World War Z I can t wait to start the next one will start it tonight.if you haven t read this you should give it a try it was really great book.



  • if you seen the show you know how this turns out s good for extra info on the governor, but he is still evil.his brother is a spineless sack and his friend is a bible crazed dumbor those how have not yet seen the show, the ending is a surprise.a re read and i actually liked it a little better then the first time i read it.


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  • The death of his beloved wife years earlier had already ruined Philip Blake s life, leaving him with a single purpose to care for and protect his daughter, Penny This does not change when the zombie apocalypse hits, but his circle of protection expands to include his two best friends, and, unfortunately, his hapless, sickly brother Brian.The Governor has been a frightening inclusion in The Walking Dead series, but as with all truly good antagonists, he is not simply mad and or evil This trilogy [...]


  • As far as prequels go, this rates up there with The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins Kindergarten It s slow and boring and adds very little to the Walking Dead narrative I don t think Kirkman had very much hand in this at all Another author Jay Bonansinga is listed and, unless Kirkman really can t switch mediums like Orson Scott Card, for example, didn t write a very good Iron Man comic , the fault lies with Bonansinga.The descriptions use far too many cliches, which detracts from otherwise qual [...]


  • This was not what I was expecting I read the comics long before the show came out, but have since become a fan of the show as well I occasionally find it hard to remember what happened in which That sounds a bit silly, but for those of you that read and watch, you know what I mean Story lines from the comic are revisited in the show but with different characters or timing, names change, but personalities stay the same or even vice verse That being said, this was very, very obviously the story of [...]


  • Not completely sure how to feel about this one It had many extremely disturbing scenes, so much so that I had to put it down for awhile before picking it back up to finish it However, the twist at the end did redeem itself a bit I was not expecting who the Governor turned out to be I will probably continue in this series, but am gonna take a hiatus for awhile from it.


  • Now this is it Exactly what I needed to get myself out of a reading slump Now I just need to find the next book in the series.


  • Listened 11 26 12 12 6 124 Stars Strongly Recommended to fans of The Walking Dead on AMCAudiobook 9 cd s, 11hrs Publisher Macmillan AudioNarrated by Fred BermanI am a total sucker for companion reading Once I get hooked on a tv series, sitting around each week waiting for it to run on its scheduled night soon becomes unbearable Like a junkie with no idea where my next fix will come from, I seek out ways by which I can keep the buzz alive.I first remember doing this with The X Files and a few of [...]


  • REVIEW ALSO ON bibliomantics 2011 12 09 aI was a little wary to start this book Comics and prose novels are such different mediums, and I was suspicious of the success of the idea Although Bill Willingham s Fables novel Peter and Max has amazing reviews to back it and the same can be said of Shawn Thorgersen s rewrite of the American manga series Bizenghast with Bizenghast the Novel Sadly, the same cannot be said of this novel, which is pretty much one giant FAIL.The story itself isn t horrible, [...]


  • This book is the first in a trilogy focusing on one of the most controversial characters in The Walking Dead series so far, that of the Governor of Woodbury He first makes his appearance half way through the graphic novel compendium one, and his story line is just beginning in season three of the television series.As the story begins, the zombie outbreak has already occurred and people are struggling to survive Brain Blake and his younger brother, Philip, are traveling with their high school bud [...]


  • The Walking Dead A Ascens o do Governador foi um livro que rapidamente me despertou a curiosidade, mais n o fosse por ser eu uma f da s rie The Walking Dead Apesar de nunca ter sido uma f do governador na s rie de TV assim que tive oportunidade inicie a leitura deste livro um livro repleto de ac o onde acompanhamos a viagem de Philip, a sua filha Penny, o seu irm o mais velho Brian e dois amigos de Philip Nick e Bobby.Desde cedo Philip mostra que tem capacidades de lideran a sempre seguidas pelo [...]


  • Philip is the capable brother, determined to look after daughter Penny in the zombie apocalypse, ready to leave town with his trusted friends Bobby and Nick He is also forced by bad luck to take his brother Brian, who he meets by accident and was planning to leave without The group are trying to get to the safe zone in Atlanta.Basically, this book was just way too slow for me We had so much description about the characters and what they were doing without really taking the story forward It was a [...]


  • Those 4 stars up there are misleading, let me try and explain 3 stars for the story, which kept getting distracted by itself, and wandering off into the past or other times, or memories of the characters, leaving the reader or listener , wondering where the heck this detour came from and where was the path so they could try and find their way back to the story A story which was, all things said and done, not particularly well put together or unique, but which did have one heck of an interesting [...]


  • I picked this book up knowing almost nothing of the walking dead world, I ve never read the graphic novels and had only seen a few episodes of the first season, but I was still intrigued by the story promised within the pages of this book To find out how the dreaded governor came to be.The book ultimately follows brothers Philip and Brian Blake, Philips young daughter Penny and their child hood friend Nick Pretty much right from the beginning of the turn over you know that although Philip is the [...]


  • So I just finished reading Rise of the Governor by Kirkman and Bonansinga Honestly I was super excited for this book when I first heard about it, I mean it was a chance to explore the wider world of Walking Dead Sadly it s a slow book that, while having a great ending, is paced like the comics Don t get me wrong I love the Walking Dead comics, but a slow 30 page issue is different then 30 pages of slowness in a book In the book it rises and falls like a comic book series, which works wonderfully [...]


  • I ve read the comics, seen most of the TV series, and thought The Governor would be a great character for bit of backstory development Moreover, I m not afraid to be seen in public reading zombie fiction, so I should be the ideal demographic for this here tome Well, to cut a long story short, I liked it Eventually Just.The first two thirds could have been better summed up in one comic volume The prose is painful, the descriptive sections oddly banal considering the circumstances, the choice of a [...]


  • I love the world of Robert Kirkman That is, the post apocalyptic, zombie infested free for all that is The Walking Dead Naturally, I had to wade into the back story of one of Kirkman s iconic characters the Governor when he expanded his franchise into the world of novels Jay Bonansinga was tapped to put flesh on the Governor s bones so to speak by providing the details of his transformation from mere survivor to leading the fortified town of Woodbury, Georgia.Bonansinga is a gifted writer that s [...]


  • I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but once I did it sucked me in A fan of all things Walking Dead, this fan can say that fellow lovers of The Walking Dead will find this to be a great and interesting addition to the story.I must note that this book was particularly emotional for me I was crushed by a few of the scenes in it, which I didn t think would happen after being so desensitized by so many Walking Dead comics.A great read, I highly recommend it The only thing that kept me [...]


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