The Michonne Special is a brief story consisting of six pages, featuring Michonne Hawthorne during the early days of the apocalypse. It was published on March 16, 2012 in Playboy magazine (the remaining part of the issue is reprinting in Walking Dead #19.) Similar to the comics, it is written by Robert Kirkman and drawn by Charlie Adlard. The special also features two other characters, Michonne's boyfriend, Mike, and his best friend, Terry.

Plot Synopsis

The story begins with Michonne running towards home, the street full of zombies. Michonne gets home and finds her boyfriend, Mike and his best friend, Terry. When Michonne enters, a zombie attempts to follow, and in the process of killing it, Mike gets bitten. At that time, Michonne bandages Mike, unaware that he has become infected. That night, Michonne searches the neighbor's house for supplies, finding her trademark sword. She becomes pinned down in the house during the night and returns home the next day, finding that Mike and Terry have become zombies. She survives their attack and manages to lock them away. Her noisy encounter with them causes her street to become overrun, and she becomes trapped and runs out of food. Then, noticing that the zombies don't attack one another, she hacks off the arms and lower jaws of Mike and Terry, and chains them up to use them as escorts for an escape. The story then ends with Michonne narrating aloud to the zombies of Mike and Terry, to help remember who they were, and because she has no one to talk to.





  • In this short story, Michonne swears that the neighbor's son killed her dog. However, in the comic series, she swears he killed her cat.
  • This is the first The Walking Dead Special.
  • This short story reveals how Michonne got her signature katana sword that she uses throughout her lifespan in The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead Specials
Morgan Special
Michonne Special
The Governor Special
Tyreese Special
Negan Special
Jeffrey Special
Negan Special 2
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