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The Walking Dead: Michonne Special

(The Walking Dead (Single Issues) #Special)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  40 reviews
This special issue of THE WALKING DEAD presents THE WALKING DEAD #19, featuring the first appearance of Michonne as well as the Michonne origin story that first appeared in Playboy Magazine. Just in time for Michonne's appearance in THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3! ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published October 10th 2012 by Image Comics
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Chris Greensmith
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: the-walking-dead
"The neighbours boy collected swords. Hated that before. Would swear he killed our dodgy with one."
A great prequel to Michonne joining the saga, showed the origin of her katana and pets, more revealing than the Tyresse special, and the art by Rathburn was a good addition...3 🌟
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. Disclosure. I've only read the first volume of The Walking Dead. I'd been meaning to get around to these books quite some time before the show started, but it wasn't until the show that I decided it was time to take the leap. So, I've read the first volume and, as of this writing, I'm reading the novel, The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. I figured it wouldn't hurt to read this because it was going to be all about Michonne's life before meeting up with Rick and the gang, and I wou ...more
20 November 2012

Welllllll ... that was disappointing .

Michonne is one of my favorite characters (isn't she everyone's?) in the series, so I was hyped up to read this. I suppose my expectations were too high because I desperately want to know so much about her. Having "Michonne Special" on the cover also led me to wrongly assume the issue would primarily focus on Michonne. However, what you get is six whole pages giving you the teeniest peek into her life before she meets Rick and the ga
Sooraya Evans
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
We get to see a bit of Michonne's backstory.
Kinda short to my liking. But a slight step up from the pointless Governor's Special, nonetheless.
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first ten pages give some insight into Michonne's struggles following the outbreak. We get to learn how she comes across her katana and we're given a glimpse into her private life (something which is worth appreciating since she's always been the stand-offish, recluse-type of character).

Everything after those initial pages is recycled material from the main TWD issues centered around the Meriwether County Correctional Facility. Quite a bummer, since the artwork doesn't inspire much either —
CJ Pendragon
kinda pointless. like it gives some insight in Michonne’s first couple days, but it’s so short and just visualises what we’ve already read throughout the series soooo??? why?????

also, the “Special” includes her first appearance, and sorta transitions into it, but the art style is so different which is very interesting as it’s the same illustrator. but you can see how Adlard went from thin lines and detail, to dark shading and thick lines.
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: digital
I'm feeling disappointed here. I did not expect an epic background story, but I didn't expect this either. Just big piece of the regular story with few extra pages of not really interesting "how I got to Rick". Meh. ...more
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!!

Shows Michonne was a undercover and add from the start! Different from the tv version but it's the original start.
Jack Dinsley
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
Short and sweet - a little background on Michonne’s character 👏🏻
Tiffany Fox
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This special issue of The Walking Dead presents The Walking Dead #19, featuring the first appearance of Michonne as well as the Michonne origin story that first appeared in Playboy Magazine. Just in time for Michonne's appearance in The Walking Dead Season 3!

First let me say I love Michonne. I am a huge fan of her's from the TV series and that love has been renewed with the comic books. I was afraid for a long time not having read the comics that they would be a disappointment. I can honestly sa
Rocky Sunico
I should have studied ahead what this "special" was going cover - turns out it's just repurposed material from the ongoing series curated to highlight the in-focus character.

This Michonne special is probably one of the best of them, but that's more because she's pretty awesome and the curated material stands well on its own.
Jax Holt
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the specials that gives you more of a background on a character from the series, in this special it is about none other than Michonne. It also features Mike and Terry.

This short graphic novel is about how Michonne gets her katana and how she loses her boyfriend to the dead. It also is about who the walkers are that she chains up to disguise herself.

This is a great short graphic novel. I was hooked immediately as Michonne is one of my all time favourite characters! Just by reading
Kristi Swadley
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
This "special" briefly explains how the two zombies came to be with Michonne, but the majority of the comic is, basically, TWD #19 minus a couple scenes. This is very disappointing. What's the point it calling it a "Michonne special" if you dedicate merely 6 out of 25 pages on her backstory? If you really want to know how Michonne's zombies came about, then by all means buy this issue. Or you could have a friend who's already read this relate the story and save yourself a couple bucks. ...more
Robert Grant
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is a nice little back story for Michonne that includes the Michonne's Story 6 pager that was originally published in Playboy magazine. This is a nice extra but in no way will the reader be missing out if they were to skip this. Basically it is the 6 pages from Playboy plus some of issue #19 reprinted. ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
There was very little new information in this new addition. You see Michonne at the beginning of the outbreak, and then the story progresses to Michonne's arrival to the prison. The last 1/4 or so of the book is covered in the main story. This is a good single-issue for collectors, but if you are looking for insight into the mind of Michonne, you will be disappointed. ...more
Basically, this is issue #19 with a few extra pages in the beginning. We get to see a little more of Michonne's story, but not a lot. Kinda disappointing, but when you're dying for more of The Walking Dead, this is like finding a bowl of ramen on a rainy day- bliss! ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Better than the Tyreese special, although that might be due to the fact that I like Michonne more. It was good to read the original backstory for this character, and while I wish there was more to read, it shows how she becomes who you see in the comics.
Evan North
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-walking-dead
Not that good. I'm sorry, but I didn't like that they used the bit of backstory to show something that we already knew about. That's about all I have to say about this. It was pretty mediocre. And The Walking Dead is anything but that. ...more
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Most of this issue has already been told in the prison arc (and the panels are even reprinted). Disappointed.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
meh, for the most part it was a recap of a fight at the prison. meh.
Dec 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
6 pages of Michonne, the rest is a reprint of the prison fight. Boo, boo, boo. We want more Michonne, but this is a huge disappointment. Will not be buying #2.
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Was really nice to see where Michonne and her 2 bodyguards came from.Michonne is my favourite character so I enjoyed her backstory.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
The backstory of Michonne's walker pets was interesting.
The comics are very different from the tv show for those that don't know.
Susan Alvarado
Jan 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies, my-books, horror
It was ok. Not alot of insight into such a great character.
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Not sure if this added anything to the comic or not as I'm so confused about what's TV show and what's original??!! ...more
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Better than the other specials
Varoujan Tanielian
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Zawmbez
Shelves: comics
Sadly A Few Pages That Are New ....... But Awesome Pages
Feb 01, 2015 added it
Shelves: comics
Pretty short. I was expecting more of an inside on the Michonne from the old times. She always says she was nice and talkative, I was expecting some of that. It was disappointing.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ah Michonne and all that shit she went through !
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, library
I really liked seeing her 'origin story' in this format. ...more
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more

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