13538757So Walking Dead fans will be interested in this one.

The Road to Woodbury is the second installment of the novel series based (so far) on one of the most infamous characters of the Walking Dead series, both graphic novel and television.  In the first installment, Rise of the Governor, we are introduced to Philip and Brian Blake, two brothers, one destined to become the Governor, the other destined not to live to see the second book.  We’re also introduced to little Penny and her fate in the apocalypse.  So the first one’s all back story really.

In Road to Woodbury, we are introduced to a young survivor named Lilly who is living in a rather large camp of other survivors before leaving and trying to make it on her own with a handful of others with the same idea.

They eventually cross paths with men from this town Woodbury, and are graciouly taken into the fold.  But Lilly can tell that nothing is as it seems, and this quiet, idyllic survivor town is hiding some darker secrets.

The Road to Woodbury is essentially the dark pioneer days of the town before everything really, really goes bat crap crazy.  The only thing is that I did not enjoy it as much as the first one.  I thin because it focused on a character that I had no previous attachment or interest in.  I found myself flipping a lot of pages as opposed to the first one.  I think the problem was that I was expecting it to be more from the Governor’s point of view, him actually building the city and gathering the first inhabitants.  I still enjoyed it, just not as much as the first one.

Ah well.  At least we see the creation of the fighting pits.

Enjoy folks.

A new take on a historical figure, we check out Jack the Ripper: Hellblade by Jetae Yoo.

13168207For fans of Hellsing and Berserk comes an all new ultra-violent supernatural manga series about history’s most famous slasher, with a twist.

 Jack the Ripper is not what he seems—but the truth may be more terrible than anyone imagined.

A young police detective from Scotland Yard struggles to unravel the mystery behind the brutal slayings that grip 19th Century London. What he learns will turn his world upside down, and pit him face to face against the Ripper himself. But is Jack his savior or destroyer?

With bold and graphic artwork in the vein of the classic vampire hunter manga series Hellsing, Jack the Ripper: Hellblade is a shocking and fascinating take on the world’s most famous serial killer.

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