The Fall of the Governor is the third book in Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's series of novels set in The Walking Dead universe. The new novel is due out in October and the official cover art has been revealed. Jay Bonansinga spoke with us recently and teased what we can expect from The Fall of the Governor:

"It’s going to tie a lot of stuff together, and also open up many cans of worms (and guts). It’s going to be a Zombie-palooza. All the major characters are going to make an appearance... I have been fascinated by Michonne since the moment she showed up with her grisly “pets” in the comic. And here’s a scoop: She’s going to be a major character in Book 3!!!!"

We spoke with Robert Kirkman yestereday, who teased the possibility of additional novels. We'll have that interview and many more showing up on Daily Dead next week. Today, we're attending a number of events related to The Walking Dead Season 4, so check back frequently for the latest updates. Until then, catch up on our recent coverage links:

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Comic Book Series Coverage: 

"The Walking Dead trilogy of original novels, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic, reaches its final crescendo in The Fall of the Governor. From coauthors Robert Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker award finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In Book Two, The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake’s twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury’s ever tightening barricades.

And now, in the final installment, it all comes to a head. All the threads and mysteries of the first two books will come together in a tour de force of action and horror. Iconic characters from the comic book will finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage. And readers will experience a terrifying finale befitting the cultural phenomenon that this great series has become.  " *Cover art thanks to EW!

Source: EW