• Michonefan

    Now I'm not talking about the greasy haired biker Phillip Blake in the comic. We know the TV show is far different from the comic.

    But Robert Kirkman just wrote a book last year giving us the origin story of the Govenor. It was a really good book. In that book he has no wife, the girl is his niece. (Does anyone think we might see Penny this season?)

    Another book about the origins of a Govenor led Woodbury is about to be released.

    It's sort of like we're living in 3 separate universes of Walking Dead: Comic, TV Show and now novel.

    I know I'm being a bit of a nerd but it's hard to keep all the storylines together. I guess having the David Morrisey character a family man before the Zombie Apocolypse might be more believable to those that know not…

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  • Michonefan


    I'm going to support this series and continue to purchase the Trade paperbacks. I'm not going to download the comics.

    That being said TP 15 sucked and from what I've heard the comics that make up 16 aren't much better. Anyone think Kirkman is screwing the pooch because the TV show is so luxrative for him?

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  • Michonefan

    Remember Dexter? If the comic is used as source material there are a group of ex-con's holed up in the Cafeteria of that prison. There's a sex offender that ends up slicing Andrea's face and there's a character named Dexter who is actually the first human Rick kills in the comic book in cold blood.

    There's also a bearded guy who's name escapes me at the moment but he stays with the group until the Governor's massacre of the prison in issue #48.

    Seeing how the creators of this series only follow the comic plotline loosely anyone want to venture a guess on who's in that prison right now?

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  • Michonefan

    Rise of the Governor book

    February 22, 2012 by Michonefan

    So who has read the Walking Dead novel about the Governor?

    Overall I thought it was a great book but the end seemed totally tacked on.

    Spoiler Below

    You read the book assuming Phillip Blake is the Governor and as the book goes along he sort of starts acting like the Governor, especially after Penny is killed. You actually start feeling bad for Brian because Phillip blames him for Penny's death.

    But it leaves you with no satisfaction to find out that Drew kills Phillip and Brian kills Drew and a character that showed no indication of being evil the entire book then takes his brother's identity and leads Woodbury.

    The only sense I can make of it is that Phillip became so unhinged that there's little chance that it would be believable that he'd be…

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