The Walking Dead: The Governor Special #1

The Walking Dead: The Governor Special #1

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Critic Reviews: 4
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This special Walking Dead issue contains a reprint of THE WALKING DEAD 27, featuring the first appearance of The Governor, as well as The Governor origin story that first appeared in the CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012. Find out the origins of the villain from THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3!

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Feb 12, 2013

    This special issue couldn't have been released a better time. With the TV series only just arriving back on air from a mid season break, this is perfect for fans of the show to find out more about the background of fan favourite character The Govenor. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 19, 2013

    But unless diehard fans are absolutely for craving new material about this popular persona, it would be best to wait and see if a collected edition provides readers with only the new, original material and forgoes the reprinted pages, which do not really help provide any added insight into this enigmatic villain. And for fans of the television series looking to make the jump to the comics: Go find a copy of volume one of the collected trade paperback or the first compendium and start at the beginning. If you enjoy the show, you will appreciate the full story over the morsels offered in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Feb 16, 2013

    Overall, this was really disappointing. I had genuinely been expecting something along the lines of the Michonne Special. Having never read either of the two Woodbury supplement novels, I figured this would be a good chance for a summary, of sorts, in the good ole' Walking Dead fashion. You don't get that here. You get a barely interesting micro-story and then a bunch of stuff that serves more as filler than anything else. If you are a die-hard fan of the series that absolutely needs every issue, then pick this up. Otherwise, skip it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Feb 13, 2013

    I'm a firm believer in "ya can't knock the hustle" so while this review has a sour taste in its mouth towards this issue I understand completely why it exists and how it is a smart move business wise. Kirkman may be an "ar-teest" as a writer and all that "I'm dedicated solely to my craft" hipster pretentious nonsense however bills don't pay themselves, so yeah I get it Mr.Kirkman, I do. Still though as I mentioned with Michonne he's played this card before and it turned out quite awesome, had he done something similar this time then I'd have no qualms singing its praises. Sadly that is not the case and it's pretty plain to see. Read Full Review

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