A character from The Walking Dead appeared in a new Robert Kirkman comic where the series wasn’t as successful – and was killed. The Walking Dead comic series finished well over a year. Yet, series co-creator Robert Kirkman created an alternate reality in a comic universe where the series was not a runaway success.
In that reality, Michonne never even got the chance to appear in The Walking Dead, so she made an appearance in a different series, Solid Blood, where she was just too brutally killed.
Kirkman and artist Ryan Ottley even dropped a surprise new comic this week called Solid Blood that also went to comic shops that had orders placed for Kirkman’s other series called Fire Power.
Bizarrely, the book begins at issue #17, and inside the comic, it is written like it is from an alternate reality where The Walking Dead was not a success.
Kirkman said in a YouTube uploaded a video he had no idea where the comic even came from. It was the most confusing book that he had ever seen, which is all part of his frankly incredible marketing of the surprise release.
The Walking Dead Comic Series Faces A Death Of Major Character In Alternate Universe
The comic’s action opens with a character called the Necromonger killed Michonne (codenamed Swordmaster), seemingly with her blade. The skull-faced bad guy says that his undead army is ready to rain down on the remaining heroes in masse.
The story isn’t essential – it’s a bloody battle, and the heroes Shawna and Bladesmith make it out alive. In the letters of the book, Kirkman also said that he intended to kill Michonne to progress her daughter’s story.
In the letter page, Kirkman also talks about how Solid Blood was the first-ever series of his to reach 25-issues and that he included a character named Michonne in the book after she’s supposed to appear in a series named Dead Planet and then in The Walking Dead before it ended up not even hitting 15 issues.
So, in this alternate reality, she also became one of the heroes of the series named Solid Blood, where she would be meeting her end at the hands of the Necromonger. It is a fun bit of marketing for Kirkman to release a book supposedly from an alternate comic reality where his career shaped out way too different.
He makes Michonne the hero of the story, before, as he tends to do, surprisingly killing her off in “issue 17”.