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'Walking Dead' Governor Special Sets New Release Date, Variant Covers

The special issue will now be on sale Feb. 13 with a pair of limited edition special covers also available.

The Walking Dead Governor Special No. 1 - P 2013

Prepare to set a Valentine's Day date with The Governor.

Robert Kirkman's Image Comics Skybound imprint has moved up the release date for The Walking Dead: The Governor special one-shot to Wednesday, Feb. 13, due to overwhelming demand. In addition, the issue will also get the variant cover treatment.

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Walking Dead artists Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn have created the pair, the first of which will be limited to 3,000 copies and available via Hastings Entertainment, while the second will feature the Governor's signature tagline, "Kill Them All" in green foil print and be available at Emerald City Comic-Con.

The special one-shot will reprint The Walking Dead No. 27 -- which featured the Governor's first appearance -- as well as the Governor's short story from the Comic Book Defense Fund's 2012 Liberty Annual.

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The ECCC variant will be for sale at the Skybound booth at the March 1-3 convention for $10 and be limited to a thousand copies.

Check out the Hastings exclusive cover, below, and the standard cover, above. WIll you be bringing home the Governor just in time for Valentine's Day? 

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