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Michonne’s gory Walking Dead backstory revealed in the latest issue of Playboy
IO9 ^ | Mar 17, 2012 | By Lauren Davis

Posted on 03/19/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Michonne’s gory Walking Dead backstory revealed in the latest issue of Playboy

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Stoic, sword-wielding Michonne is one of the greatest characters in The Walking Dead comic series, but before the zombie apocalypse, she was an ordinary lawyer who used swords for fencing rather than chopping off limbs. The new issue of Playboy features a six-page comic that reveals the precise moment Michonne became a badass. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard made the short comic "Michonne's Story" for the April 2012 issue of Playboy, which just came out yesterday. It's a quick trip down memory lane with a very different Michonne, one who panics at the sight of walkers, but we get the highlights: how Michonne gets her katana, the fate of her boyfriend and her friend, and the gruesome decision she makes to survive. It's hardly a must-read. It doesn't offer much insight into Michonne's character and doesn't reveal much we don't already know, but if you're a huge Michonne fan, it's worth a gander.

The Hollywood Reporter has the first two pages of the comic, so you can decide if it's worth heading to your local purveyor of dirty magazines and assuring the clerk that you're only buying it for the comics.


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KEYWORDS: amctv; comics; itstheendoftheworld; undead; walkingdead; zday; zombieapocalypse; zombies; zombiesundead
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1 posted on 03/19/2012 3:04:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 03/19/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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3 posted on 03/19/2012 3:06:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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4 posted on 03/19/2012 3:06:58 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: RandallFlagg

Ping

And ... apologies for the multiple video clip posts.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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6 posted on 03/19/2012 3:11:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Daryl is my favorite.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I posted in a similar thread that contract negotiations much have been rough, because they eliminated several main and recurring characters.

lol

The Rick v Shane last week was a real shocker.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 3:14:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DogByte6RER

9 posted on 03/19/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: TomGuy

Shane and Dale were the only character killed that had any actual dialog this season. Slaughtering characters is a big part of what makes the comics good, nobody is safe, even Rick and Carl have been seriously wounded though still not killed.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 3:24:03 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: linn37
"Daryl is my favorite."

Yep! When Zompoc Finally gets here I wanna be on Darryl's Team!

I'll make sure he has plenty of Crossbow Bolts! And I'll have his back using my Compound Bow and Trusty Custom Made Sword (Yes, I really have one and it is razor sharp and made by a guy who has made custom swords for nearly 40 years! Definitely not a toy!)

I also want Andrea on my team cuz in the Comic Book she becomes Bad Ass with a rifle!

And of Course Michonne as well cuz not only is she "hardcore" but she has style!

11 posted on 03/19/2012 3:27:44 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: linn37

Daryl is the only one with any brains and/or common sense.

Lori (or as some refer to her, “Whori”), and her obnoxious brat “Carl”, should be used as walker bait.

It looks like season 3 is going to take place in “Racoon City”, with this “Michonne” character (supposedly pronounced “Me-shawn”) in the role of “Alice”.

(For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, research “Resident Evil”.)

IMO AMC ruined it when they canned Darabont, & cut the budget in half.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 3:31:19 PM PDT by holymoly (WTF? Is this thing double posting again!?)
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To: cripplecreek
The Walking Dems
13 posted on 03/19/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: holymoly

On a Phoenix to Israel flight, I watched two seasons (less last night’s show) on my iPad.

Interesting that the two strong females (the blond, who becomes quite the sniper I understand) and this new black lady are (were) lawyers.

Concur that Lori should be dead.

I saw Shane’s death coming for a while.

The redneck is the best character, followed by Glenn; I would have preferred no “Nazi SS” stuff on his bike, but that’s part of who he is, I suppose.

Remain curious what the doctor told the Sherriff — I suppose he told them everyone was infected and would “rise” or become zombies upon becoming immuno-compromised.

My weapon of choice for a zombie apoloypse: the lowly Ruger 10/22 rifle, with a massive bannana clip.

Ammo would be plentiful and light.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Danae; Cincinatus' Wife

Badass ping


15 posted on 03/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The ending, last night, of Walking Dead's second season was great. Andrea seemed about to get it; and whoa, there goes the walker's head. And then, Michone standing over her. It was great.
16 posted on 03/19/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: holymoly
Darabont has said that the budget cuts were what he and AMC were really arguing about. He thought that they had a great show here with really good ratings; why get cheap in the second season.

He is going to be working on some type of film noir type tv show about LA cops and "Shane" is supposed to be in it as one of the cops.

17 posted on 03/19/2012 3:59:52 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Jewbacca
"I would have preferred no “Nazi SS” stuff on his bike, but that’s part of who he is, I suppose."

Actually that is not his Bike. It was his brothers who was/is a hard core racist. I think Darryl is lot more reasonable as far as race and stuff goes (seems so anyway) He saved T-Dog by killing Walker then covered him with it when the herd of Walkers caught them out in the open on the Highway.

18 posted on 03/19/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DogByte6RER
she was an ordinary lawyer

She was already a Zombie.....

19 posted on 03/19/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is eithttp://cdn.ricochet.com/varher opinion or satire; or both)
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To: linn37

20 posted on 03/19/2012 4:18:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

More evidence (as if any were needed) that Hollyweird is run by sickos.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 4:21:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is eithttp://cdn.ricochet.com/varher opinion or satire; or both)
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22 posted on 03/19/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: holymoly

Love Daryl, but Rick’s a close second-—the man gets no respect-—and I like Glenn and Hershel. Carl is an annoyance who can always be trusted to pop up at the wrong time.

After last night, Lori proved herself to be a two-faced witch. I knew something wasn’t right last week, when Shane was up on the windmill and she was looking at him like she was starving and he was a pork chop.

I haven’t read any of the comics, but so far The Walking Dead has been very realistic (yes, even with zombies). After seeing the Michonne character last night, I hope they don’t go too far into some “superhero” type stuff.


23 posted on 03/19/2012 4:34:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: TomGuy

There was that, but there’s also the fact that the series creator Robert Kirkman doesn’t giving a flying flip who he kills. Fwiw Shane dies pretty early in the comic. And others will die as well big characters too.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by erod (Romney sucks.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
After last night, Lori proved herself to be a two-faced witch.

I think they're keeping Lori around for one reason:

In season 3, her baby will be still-born, as a teensy-weensy zombie (a la "Dawn of the Dead" [2004]), and bite her on the way out.

Oh, and it will look just like a little "Shane", big shnozz and all.

25 posted on 03/19/2012 5:07:34 PM PDT by holymoly (WTF? Is this thing double posting again!?)
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To: CatherineofAragon
After last night, Lori proved herself to be a two-faced witch. I knew something wasn’t right last week, when Shane was up on the windmill and she was looking at him like she was starving and he was a pork chop.

Yeah, Lori proved herself to be a real nasty piece of work. That windmill scene basically set Shane off. All Lori had to do was shut up and leave things be, but noooooooo, she had to go and light a fire under an already bad situation (which she helped to cause in the first place). I hope Lori gets eaten.

I was glad to see Andrea survive. She was a basketcase through much of the series, but the latter half of this season she seems to have gotten it together.

26 posted on 03/19/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: CatherineofAragon

I read the comic, no superhero stuff. Just a great gritty drama with zombies.


27 posted on 03/19/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by erod (Romney sucks.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I hope that Fluke Lori is the next one to die. She finds out that Shane tried to kill Rick and she gets mad at Rick for defending himself and ridding the group of an unstable psychopath?


28 posted on 03/19/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: holymoly

LOL!! It’s going to be a looong seven months till October..


29 posted on 03/19/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Longbow1969
"Yeah, Lori proved herself to be a real nasty piece of work. That windmill scene basically set Shane off. All Lori had to do was shut up and leave things be, but noooooooo, she had to go and light a fire under an already bad situation (which she helped to cause in the first place). I hope Lori gets eaten."

LOL, yes, I want her gone, too. She HAD to know you don't tell an obsessive guy like Shane "It's over, get a grip" and then turn around and do what she did last week. I think she was playing both ends against the middle, keeping Shane interested in case Rick died (and maybe hoping he would).

"I was glad to see Andrea survive. She was a basketcase through much of the series, but the latter half of this season she seems to have gotten it together."

I agree. She was a valuable member of the group, and I hope she meets up with them again.

30 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Jewbacca

No offense but Carl and rick should have been weakened enough when injured badly to turn. Both almost died, lost a lot of blood.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: erod

Okay, that’s good-—thank you.


32 posted on 03/19/2012 5:29:59 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon
She HAD to know you don't tell an obsessive guy like Shane "It's over, get a grip" and then turn around and do what she did last week.

Yeah, and even worse - not more than an episode or two previous to this Lori flat out told Rick that Shane couldn't accept the situation, was dangerous and had to be dealt with. So Lori goes and inflames the situation, and then gets all pissy with Rick for having to kill Shane? Yeah, I don't like Lori at all and will be rooting for her to be eaten!

33 posted on 03/19/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Jewbacca

It could be attitude. Female lawyers tend to be the attack dogs instead of gentle negotiators, especially in family law and “justice” areas.


34 posted on 03/19/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: holymoly

How does a baby get infected in the womb of a living mother with the zombie virus?


35 posted on 03/19/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Longbow1969

Her response was very shocking. What was Rick supposed to do, sacrifice himself?

And she seriously needs to stop coddling that boy of hers.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: tbw2

They’re all infected.

That’s why Shane turned w.out being bitten.


37 posted on 03/19/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT by holymoly (WTF? Is this thing double posting again!?)
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To: holymoly

So did Randall.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 6:30:09 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: CatherineofAragon
And she seriously needs to stop coddling that boy of hers.

Lori even fails at coddling her kid. In the last couple episodes alone, Carl managed to steal a gun and wander off into the woods and attempt to confront a zombie (which may have gotten Dale killed), mill around the farm and end up in the barn when Rick was about to off the kid they captured, and finally meander so far away he got to where Shane was planning to kill Rick.

Lori just sucks. I will applaud when the walkers devour her.

39 posted on 03/19/2012 7:26:30 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Secret Agent Man
Carl and rick should have been weakened enough when injured badly to turn. Both almost died, lost a lot of blood.

There seems to be a theme that people heal far more quickly on the show than is realistic (Carl, Rick, Randall, Shane -- his ankle). Probably just sloppy writing, but it could be that the infection speeds up recovery in some way.
40 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:51 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Longbow1969

Hey, get out of my head LOL. My oldest daughter and I had this EXACT same conversation last night. I could believe she was mad at Rick when the entire situation was her fault.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 7:39:11 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: TomGuy

Shane actually dies early in the comics, so it was not a shock that they killed him off. The comics are kind of shocking in who they kill off, and it would be disappointing if they played it too safe with the show.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 7:42:28 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: All

They have screwed the pooch.
Walking Dead (the series) was interesting because it was “realistic”.
How would normal people react to a zombie plague?
Now they’ve introduced the typical, 90lb female “badass” character to screw it up.


43 posted on 03/20/2012 7:56:07 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68
Now they’ve introduced the typical, 90lb female “badass” character to screw it up.

Nothing wrong with that, provided they don't do the 90 lb female, 225 lb male fistfight. Anybody can be a badass with a sword and no rules!

44 posted on 03/20/2012 8:39:33 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: jjsheridan5

The other theme is that people don’t run out of ammo until the writers want to kill them off. I can’t stand how many shots people get off and never reload.

The final thing that gets me is that people are not far more concerned about scratches getting walker blood/material into them, or just basic hygenic fear and making sure they tend wounds, keep clean and if they’ve touched walkers and gotten blood/brain/flesh on them to like decontaminate quickly. Because if you are bit you will turn. They can’t just have it that a non-lethal bite can turn you but getting zombie virus in your scratches or cuts can’t. A virus doesn’t care how it gets inside you. It will work either way. A non-killing bite has to work the same way as zombie material getting into cuts/scratches/getting covered in their blood when killing a zombie and not washing it off right away.


45 posted on 03/20/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: holymoly

Here’s why:

The baby is Shane’s. Conceived before the virus. The placenta keeps this baby from the virus. Lori knows it’s Shane’s she lied. She has to admit this before birth. If the virus is airborne they will have her deliver in a sealed sterile room and use either the placental blood or baby’s blood to work a ‘potential cure’ storyline. If the virus isn’t airborne, the sealed sterile room doesn’t have to exist to use the blood but the cure storyline can still go on.

Then she will cry about Shane dying and his ‘gift’ to all of them. Really not liking the bipolar nature of her character.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

And remember in season 1 they found the live zombie hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck. Fairly subtle and people wondered what the heck that was about but never gave it much thought.


47 posted on 03/20/2012 1:35:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jjsheridan5

Don’t know. You don’t see any zombies’ gaping skin cuts healing up. If anything you’d think when your immune system gets weaker from overuse/can’t recharge under constantly fighting off an infection it can’t kill off, then you stress the body further with a bad injury, it should allow the virus to potentially take over - just like a bad chest cold or flu can allow pneumonia to set in as a secondary infection.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 1:38:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’m not talking about the zombies. I’m referring to the still non-zombies who are already infected (according to Jenner’s whisper). As I said the reason is probably sloppy writing, which is endemic in this show, but the idea is that if the virus has the ability to reanimate the dead, then maybe it can also speed recovery in the living.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: jjsheridan5; All

Maybe, but on any level you look at it, even the virus’, it doesn’t make sense.

I believe there is a fatal flaw in the virus of this storyline. It defies how life works, including any known virii, non lethal or lethal. If a dead body has no blood left in it, how can a virus reanimate it? I would accept the reanimation premise if the dead people had an intact circulatory system, but most reanimated bodies do not.

If there’s only half a body left, how, from a metabolic viewpoint, can it be brought back to life and continue to survive? How’s it transporting energy at a cellular level?

These dead bodies we see all the time - why are not more of them falling apart? Those without blood in them having lost a hand, arm, bottom half, or had an arterial wound - they would have to start decaying and breaking down. Yet almost all those still moving are complete, not dropping arms, or parts as the body decays. There would be necrosis occuring because we see they have wounds and injuries not being fixed, they would gangrene and rot and we do not see that. It doesn’t make sense the virus that reanimates a body, requiring incredible internal power to do that - can only do that, but not repair it? They obviously have a dead body smell and that that does not change over time, so the virus is not healing these bodies or making them work better, so the conclusion is they are dead bodies, just animated. And what this means is that they should be falling apart rather quickly due to decay. It doesn’t make sense the virus can somehow keep a dead body from falling apart but be powerful enough to reanimate a dead body in the first place.

Just because the brain stem is working, the body can move and see and want to eat? These people would be in what we call comas or persistent vegetative states. I think this is the “metachlorian” flaw in the premise of this series.

Lethal viruses kill off the host and not one ever brings it back to life. That’s why they are lethal. I know this is the whole deal with this being ‘different’ but I think it defies willful suspension of disbelief. In the closest other scenario of “28 Days” it was clear it was blood borne transmission, those infected got weaker and died in a week if they didn’t feed on an uninfected person, and people were very worried about contamination via food and animals and surfaces. I think Walking Dead is more realistic with the timeframe it took for a body to ‘turn’ - generally hours, rather than 28 Days’ almost instantly after infection.

They’d have been closer to scientific reality with a virus closer to the kind in the movies of 28 days/weeks.


50 posted on 03/20/2012 3:44:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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