Season 2 of The Walking Dead wraps up next week (how good was this week’s episode!?) and it’s a long time until October, but fear not… there’s a wealth of Walking Dead goodness coming to keep you entertained.
First up is the exclusive Playboy comic story in this month’s issue (on the stands and i.Playboy.com now). Playboy and Robert Kirkman, writer of both the comic and TV show, have teamed up to exclusively introduce the origins of comic book fan favorite Michonne, in the April issue of Playboy and illustrated by original comic series artist Charlie Adlard.
The story will tell the origins of Michonne, the lethal sword-fighting girl who rocks the comic from the core! Michonne’s story so far is unknown previous to meeting up with Rick’s gang, so this is a welcome chapter.
Kirkman told Comic Book Resource: “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.
“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.”
Finally! A real reason to buy Playboy! (we’ve included a panel above so you know we aren’t making this up – ed)
Next up is the game from Telltale Games which will reportedly focus on all-new characters, according to Starburst: The game will reportedly focus on new characters – this time a survivor named Lee, a prisoner freed prematurely amidst a zombie attack, who befriends Clementine, a young girl separated from her family (read: they were eaten). The unlikely duo must work together to survive a perilous journey to the deep south. Why the deep south? Despite their name, developers Telltale remain ironically tight-lipped. In fact, the only other details we have thus far is that some of our favourite characters from the show/comic will make appearances in the narrative, albeit fleetingly.
Here’s the trailer: