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 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.