"If the comic book writer Robert Kirkman were a superhero, his name might be the Midas Touch." — The New York Times
First came the ground-breaking comic book series.
Then came the record-breaking television show.
Next, The New York Times bestselling novel, Rise of the Governor.
Now, building on the Governor's horrific past revealed in the first book, this riveting sequel delves into Philip Blake's ascension as the leader of Woodbury. But it won't be easy... there are those within this walled-off city who don't trust Philip or his motives... or the strange scratching sounds that come from his apartment.
But Philip Blake is determined to turn Woodbury into a haven from the post-apocalyptic nightmare that surrounds it, and he'll do whatever is necessary to make sure his vision comes to life. Even if that means killing the very people he claims to protect.
Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, and 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 its co-founders.
Photo: Comic book creator Robert Kirkman signing books and memorabilia for fans at the 2011 New York Comic Con, October 14, 2011. Photo author: Luigi Novi. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.