Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Cover for The Walking Dead Novel, Rise of the Governor

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

When Rise of the Governor, the first full-length book based on the comic book series "The Walking Dead", was announced, a graphic novel-style cover (right, above) was shown with it. Now EW's The Shelf Life is reporting that a revised cover will be used on the book (right, below), one clearly inspired by AMC's television series The Walking Dead, which itself was adapted from the original comic series. Just our opinion, of course, but we think the original would have been a better choice.

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. His story arc is the most controversial arc in the history of "The Walking Dead" comic book series. Now, in this new novel, fans of "The Walking Dead" will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor is scheduled to be published by St. Martin's Press in September, 2011.

Note: This is a repost of a post that was lost during the Blogger crash of May 12th, 2011.


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