Rise of the Governor - Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga

Rise of the Governor

By Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga

  • Release Date: 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,123 Ratings)


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.


  • Hard to stop reading

    By helipilot_rivera
    Loved it. The character build-up done to explain how the Governor came to be was masterful.
  • Rise of The Govenor

    By LindzeeMarie
    I do not read , I mean anything but the reader bar at the bottom of the news channel .... I finished the book in a matter of a few weeks which might be nothing to you Bookworms but Amazing to Me ! This book and the style in which it has been written completely had me enticed ! Could not put it down when I had the chance to read !
  • A walking dead fan !!

    By Jessiejaz
    Great read!! Can't wait to read the next one!!
  • Awesome

    By pusfan
    This book is great from beginning to end. So many great parts. All the characters are well developed. The arc of the governor is baffling. I never would of thought he came from such a scared guy, never killing anything, to where he ends up. This is a fantastic story.
  • Must read

    By Jadimiamor
    Great book. Keeps u off the edge of your seat.
  • AHHH YEAH!!!!!

    By Sighshy13
    Absolutely fantastic! This will leave you horrified, stunned, teary eyed and wanting more. There are many twists and turns and an ending that is perfect!
  • ROG

    By Urggghh
    Read this one first!
  • Best zombie book ever

    By MaryGirl007
    Loved it loved it loved it
  • WOW!

    By palmtreezswayin
    All I can say is that this book twists you as if you are watching the series. Here is a glimpse of how the governor came to be that will leave you reeling with a "whaaaat?!" Great book especially if you are a Walking Dead fan!
  • Best book ever, read if you're a fan of The Walking Dead

    By spencemart
    Enough said