Playboy and Robert Kirkman, writer of both the comic and TV show The Walking Dead, have teamed up to exclusively introduce the origins of comic book fan favorite Michonne, in the April issue of Playboy (on newsstands March 16). Illustrated by Charlie Adlard, artist for Skybound/Image’s The Walking Dead, the story features brilliant art to accompany the never-before-seen mystery that explores how the iconic and sexy Michonne discovered her impressive skills as a master swordswoman and became the most admired and beloved survivor.
“It’s an honor to be a part of a historic publication like Playboy,” said Kirkman, “I’m thrilled to share The Walking Dead with the magazine’s readers, especially such an important story like the origin of Michonne.”
The Walking Dead television show is basic cable’s highest-rated original drama of all time. The season two finale aired Sunday, March 18 at 9:00 PM ET on AMC. The character of Michonne is the most highly anticipated addition to the series in the future.
“I pitched The Walking Dead as the zombie movie that never ends, the sequel to virtually every zombie movie ever made, because I never liked the endings,” Kirkman explained. “I always wondered, ‘What do those people do next?’ I wanted to see them foraging for food, building a house and keeping their children safe. Basically, I came up with a survival drama about what happens to people in an extreme situation. A good survival story is applicable to practically anything. It could be a natural disaster or a nuclear war. It just so happens that in this case, it’s a world overrun by zombies.”
See the 6 page origin below: