First a comic book, then a TV show, board game and video game — the next step for The Walking Dead is inside the pages of Playboy magazine, which will contain an exclusive feature titled “Michonne’s Story,” from the regular comic book series team of writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. The story runs six pages, and tells Michonne’s origin for the first time. It’s in the April issue, making the wait brief — the magazine goes on sale tomorrow, March 16, for those of adult-magazine purchasing age. Insert your own “I’m literally buying Playboy for the articles!” joke here.
Also in Walking Dead news: Those attending WonderCon this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, can leave with an impressive bonus on their mobile device: A free digital copy of the first trade paperback volume, “Days Gone Bye.” The first 5,000 folks at ComiXology’s booth (#107) will get a postcard with a free download code, for a book that normally retails at $8.99.
And in perhaps the most notable Walking Dead news of the week, the second season finale airs this Sunday night on AMC. Avoid Twitter spoilers accordingly.