Comic Book Therapy » Michonne http://www.comicbooktherapy.com News, reviews and happenings in the Comic Book World. Get your Daily Comic Book Therapy Today Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Behind The Scenes Of Tonight’s WALKING DEAD; Plus First Look At Next Week’s ‘Still’ http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/behind-scenes-tonights-walking-dead-plus-first-look-next-weeks-still-197769 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/behind-scenes-tonights-walking-dead-plus-first-look-next-weeks-still-197769#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:08:16 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=197769 Tonight’s episode introduced us to Sgt. Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and the man rocking that sweet mullet- Dr. Eugene Porter. Those three not only look identical to their comic book counterparts, it seems like the show will be sticking very closely to their comic book storyline. On top of all of that, we saw Michonne […]

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abrahamTonight’s episode introduced us to Sgt. Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and the man rocking that sweet mullet- Dr. Eugene Porter. Those three not only look identical to their comic book counterparts, it seems like the show will be sticking very closely to their comic book storyline. On top of all of that, we saw Michonne open up about her past and Rick was in serious need of Liam Neeson particular set of skills (you thought he was going to get Taken too, right?). There were a lot of things going on during this episode and now you can go behind the scenes and see how it was made in AMC‘s set of special featurettes. As usual, the behind the scenes and making of features also come along with our first look at next week’s episode, Still. What did you think of tonight’s episode? What are you hoping to see next week?








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Behind The Scenes Of Tonight’s THE WALKING DEAD; Plus The First Look At ‘INMATES’ http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/behind-the-scenes-of-tonights-the-walking-dead-plus-the-first-look-at-inmates-194060 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/behind-the-scenes-of-tonights-the-walking-dead-plus-the-first-look-at-inmates-194060#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:25:41 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=194060 The Walking Dead returned tonight with a dramatic episode that focused solely on Rick, Carl, and Michonne. The prison has fallen, the group is scattered, and now we have to see how everyone picks up the pieces as they try to find their way back together again. Rick and Carl were absolutely put through the […]

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walking dead bannerThe Walking Dead returned tonight with a dramatic episode that focused solely on Rick, Carl, and Michonne. The prison has fallen, the group is scattered, and now we have to see how everyone picks up the pieces as they try to find their way back together again. Rick and Carl were absolutely put through the ringer tonight, though there was some pudding. Michonne went on a killing spree and we got to learn a little bit about her past. Next week’s episode, Inmates, shows us a what a few of the other survivors are up on their own journeys post-prison. Don’t riot just yet, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) is back as one of the main characters next week. You can see previews for the upcoming episode, behind the scenes featurettes for tonight’s episode, and the entire sequence of Michonne going insane in the middle of a group of zombies below. What did you think of tonight’s mid-season return?









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No One Is Safe In 7 New Pics For THE WALKING DEAD’s Return http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/no-one-is-safe-in-7-new-pics-for-the-walking-deads-return-192618 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/no-one-is-safe-in-7-new-pics-for-the-walking-deads-return-192618#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:36:35 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=192618 Seven new images from The Walking Dead‘s return have been released thanks to AMC and EW. After the explosive events of the mid-season finale the show will finally return to show us what happened after the prison fell and the band of survivors were scattered. Rick, who is in pretty bad shape after his run […]

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Seven new images from The Walking Dead‘s return have been released thanks to AMC and EW. After the explosive events of the mid-season finale the show will finally return to show us what happened after the prison fell and the band of survivors were scattered. Rick, who is in pretty bad shape after his run in with the Governor, is depending on Carl to keep them safe. Glenn looks like he’s about to be zombie chow, but then we see him in some prison riot gear. No telling which comes first in the episode. Michonne seems to have picked up an old habit and Daryl is running through the wilderness. All the questions raised from these new images will *probably* be answered when The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, February 9th. Are you ready?

Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.

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Recap: Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/recap-amazing-arizona-comic-con-2014-191664 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/recap-amazing-arizona-comic-con-2014-191664#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:40:30 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=191664     One of the first conventions of the year took place at Phoenix Arizona on January 24th – 26th 2014. The main guests included Robert Kirkman ( The Walking Dead), Danai Gurira (Michonne The Walking Dead) Geoff Johns (Justice League), Marc Silvestri (Cyberforce) and Robert Liefeld (Deadpool) amongst other talented artists. One of the […]

Agent Burgos, Recap: Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014

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amazOne of the first conventions of the year took place at Phoenix Arizona on January 24th – 26th 2014.

The main guests included Robert Kirkman ( The Walking Dead), Danai Gurira (Michonne The Walking Dead) Geoff Johns (Justice League), Marc Silvestri (Cyberforce) and Robert Liefeld (Deadpool) amongst other talented artists.

One of the most sought out exclusives was The Walking Dead #1 with a brand new cover by Robert Liefeld, which was a free gift to anyone who purchased an admission ticket. robwalk

 

The Arizona Comic community made a strong presence as always, and this time they helped break a Guinness World Record by creating a comic book in record time!

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101 ARTIST  12  WRITERS  2 EDITORS participated in this event and Tucson’s own, Ross Demma, had this to say about his experience taking part in the making of such comic: “Once the nerve-wracking pressure subsided, I found an incredible feeling in that I was a tiny piece in a bigger picture. This moment was bigger than any one of us and I was honored to be a part of it.”

If you were not at the show but want to get a copy of such piece of history, click HERE. Remember PORTIONS OF PROCEEDS GO TO THE HERO INITIATIVE FUND

 

Jimmy Jay, the convention director had this to say: 2014 Amazing Arizona Comic Con expanded our programming this year- and i think this was a one in the right direction. We had 3 tracks of programming over the weekend, with bigger responses from the fans. Highlights included maximum capacity screenings of the Image Documentary, The Walking Dead Panel, and Costume contest. Other highlights included Legends of the Knight screening, and the standing room room only Rob Liefeld Final Word panel.

Once again this was a fun event with activities for all ages. Jay continues: “Kid’s Day was again our biggest themed event for Amazing Arizona Comic Con. Mat Nastos greeted literally hundreds of families, while providing Disney Phineas & Ferb Sketches. My Little Pony Artist Tony Fleecs contributed to an hour of power of fan sketching, and of course Boom Studios represented with all things Adventure Time and More!”

Amazing Arizona Comic Con keeps getting better and better each year, and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for next year! But while we wait of next year check out some of the pictures of the event by clicking HERE

 

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Prepare For The Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/prepare-amazing-arizona-comic-con-2014-187894 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/prepare-amazing-arizona-comic-con-2014-187894#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:45:53 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=187894 The first Comic Convention of the year its upon us and it’s going to be AMAZING (pun totally intended). There is a variety of artists and creators from the comic industry that would be attending this con. Below is a list of some of the guests: Robert Kirkman Creator of WALKING DEAD, Writer & Executive […]

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amaz The first Comic Convention of the year its upon us and it’s going to be AMAZING (pun totally intended). There is a variety of artists and creators from the comic industry that would be attending this con. Below is a list of some of the guests:

Robert Kirkman
Creator of WALKING DEAD, Writer & Executive Producer
Danai Gurira
WALKING DEAD Actress: MICHONNE

Geoff Johns
DC COMICS- Forever Evil, Justice League

Rob Liefeld
Image Comics Founder & Legendary Artist. Creator of Deadpool and X-Force

Marc Silvestri
TOP COW Founder & Legendary Artist: Classic X-Men

Jessica Nigri
COSPLAY SUPERSTAR

Monika Lee
SyFy Channel’s HEROES OF COSPLAY

Chad Hardin
Artist of HARLEY QUINN

Gerry Duggan
Writer of DEADPOOL & NOVA

Brandon Peterson
Artist of ALL NEW X-MEN

Brian Buccellato
Writer of FLASH, DETECTIVE, FOREVER EVIL: Rogues Rebellion

Kyle Higgins
Writer of NIGHTWING, BATMAN BEYOND

Matt Banning
Artist, Inker SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN and more

Norm Rapmund
Artist, Inker BATMAN SUPERMAN, NIGHTWING, TEEN TITANS

Joe Benitez
Creator of Lady Mechanika, artist of JLA, Darkness

Mat Nastos
Disney’s PHINEAS & FERB; Best selling author, artist

Tony Fleecs
MY LITTLE PONY

Sina Grace
Artist The Li’l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag, Burn the Orphanage

 

ARIZONA FAVORITE’s
Mike DeBalfo- Aspen & Bad Girl Artist!
Tony Parker- Mass Effect
Brian Pulido- Lady Death

Livio Ramondelli
STAR WARS & TRANSFOMERS artist

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OVERGROUND COMICS
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AACC its always bringing to their shows the hottest stars of the industry. There will be activities for everyone!

But thats not all, Popular Comic Grading Company- CGC will also be at the in the Convention floor! They will also have the SIGNATURE SERIES option available where collectors can get books autographed at the show, verified and authenticated in addition to standard grading. For more information about CGC, the Grading Process, and pricing, you can visit their official site at http://www.cgccomics.com

 

Also we would like to mention that the Phoenix Creative Community will attempt to break 3 different World Records for Comic Book Production:

*Most Comic Creators Collaborating on a single, standardized Comic Book

*Fastest Creation time from start to finish

*Quickest in Production, getting a full print run to consumers hands.

You can be part of history! Check this LINK for more details.

 

How do I get to the Amazing Con, since this is my first year? Worry not, here is the address:

 

Amazing Arizona Con 2014

January 24-26, 2014 Phoenix Convention Center 100 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 FRI 1/24: 3pm-8pm SAT 1/25: 10am-7pm SUN 1/26: 10am-6pm   1521626_656555587716883_189812317_n
The Walking Dead will play a big part in this convention since Creator and Writer Robert Kirkman will be in attendance, as well as Danai Gurira who plays Michonne in the AMC’s hit TV Show. As a special bonus to every person who purchases a regular priced admission, the Walking Dead #1 Exclusive Variant by Rob Liefeld will be given away FREE as special gift to attendees!
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We hope to see you there so you can join us on the fun!
Please visit the Amazing Arizona Comic Con website for more details by clicking HERE

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Michonne Rides A Majestic Steed In New Walking Dead Season 4 Image http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/michonne-rides-a-majestic-steed-in-new-walking-dead-season-4-image-157500 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/michonne-rides-a-majestic-steed-in-new-walking-dead-season-4-image-157500#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:08:51 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=157500 This season of The Walking Dead will feature new characters, new threats, fiercer zombies…and a horse? The sword-wielding Michonne will mount a majestic steed to maneuver the landscapes of the zombie apocalypse. EW revealed the latest season 4 still and talked with the cast and crew about the newest four-legged addition to the show. Executive […]

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walking dead bannerThis season of The Walking Dead will feature new characters, new threats, fiercer zombies…and a horse? The sword-wielding Michonne will mount a majestic steed to maneuver the landscapes of the zombie apocalypse. EW revealed the latest season 4 still and talked with the cast and crew about the newest four-legged addition to the show.

Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd talked about the benefits of a horse over a car in the world of The Walking Dead, showrunner Scott Gimple commended actress Danai Gurira‘s new horse riding skills, but Gurira talked about what went into actually learning to ride:

I’m going to tell you this and I’m going to regret saying this, but I’m proud of myself, O.K? Because I learned how to ride a damn horse and I didn’t know how to ride a horse, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to know how to ride a horse for the show, and there’s no ifs, ands, buts, or maybes about it. So, I’ve got to figure this mess out.’ And when I got on that thing, I thought I was going to be able to handle it. I said, ‘I’m going to be able to handle this thing!’ I thought it would be fine, and then I got on it and I was like, this is really not easy. This is not easy. This is a huge beast and it has very sharp instincts. It really expects you to know what you’re doing or it’s not going to listen to you. And, it’s bigger than you and stronger than you. And, you’re really high off the ground.

You can read the full rundown of quotes featuring Gurira comparing Michonne‘s horse to a man cave by clicking the source link. What do you think about Michonne‘s new ride?

 
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Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira Joins Phoenix Comicon 2013 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/laurie-holden-and-danai-gurira-joins-phoenix-comicon-2013-66836 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/laurie-holden-and-danai-gurira-joins-phoenix-comicon-2013-66836#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:35:19 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=66836 Huge news for Fans of The Walking Dead and Phoenix Comic Con attendees!! Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira, from the cast of the hit TV show The Walking Dead will be attending Comicon 2013. “The Walking Dead has become a cultural phenomenon. Having Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira at […]

Agent Burgos, Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira Joins Phoenix Comicon 2013

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Huge news for Fans of The Walking Dead and Phoenix Comic Con attendees!!

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Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira, from the cast of the hit TV show The Walking Dead will be attending Comicon 2013.
“The Walking Dead has become a cultural phenomenon. Having Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira at Phoenix Comicon this year is very exciting.” Says Marketing Director Jullian Squires

Laurie Holden is an American-Canadian actress and portrays Andrea on The Walking Dead. For her work on the show, Holden was nominated for a Saturn Award in 2011. Outside of The Walking Dead, she is known for numerous rolls in TV shows such as, The X-Files, The Shield, The Magnificent Seven, and movies Silent Hill and The Fantastic Four.

Danai Gurira is an actress and an award winning playwright. She joined The Walking Dead as a regular for season three, playing the katana wielding Michonne. She has also appeared in TV shows Law and Order, Life on Mars, Lie to Me, Law and Order CI and has a recurring role on HBO’s Treme.

We have many more guest announcements over the coming weeks. To get up to date information as it is released you can follow us at https://www.facebook.com/phoenixcomicon

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.

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SPOILERS: The Walking Dead Episode 303 “Walk With Me” Recap And Sneak Peek At 304 “Killer Within” http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/spoilers-the-walking-dead-episode-303-walk-with-me-recap-and-sneak-peek-at-304-killer-within-51756 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/spoilers-the-walking-dead-episode-303-walk-with-me-recap-and-sneak-peek-at-304-killer-within-51756#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:52:15 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=51756 Finally we got to see the Governor in action, and it didn’t disappoint. This episode “Walk With Me”, was only focused on Andrea, Michonne, Merle and The Governor. We got to take a look inside of Woodbury, and we got to witness how things run in there. We also got to see how charming the […]

Agent Burgos, SPOILERS: The Walking Dead Episode 303 “Walk With Me” Recap And Sneak Peek At 304 “Killer Within”

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Finally we got to see the Governor in action, and it didn’t disappoint. This episode “Walk With Me”, was only focused on Andrea, Michonne, Merle and The Governor. We got to take a look inside of Woodbury, and we got to witness how things run in there. We also got to see how charming the Governor really is, and how twisted and sick he also can be.

Fan of the comic will  be jumping in joy when they see the final shot of the episode… wow!

The Governor (David Morrissey)

The Governor is the charismatic leader of Woodbury, a seemingly utopian community, barricaded behind walls, which he built from the ground up. He protects the citizens of Woodbury from walkers and provides them with shelter, food , clothing and perhaps most importantly, with a semblance of what it was like to live in the world before the dead began walking.

We also saw the return of Merle Dixon, and no it wasn’t a hallucination.  Merle seems to do whatever the Governor tells him to do, but for how long? ure he is grateful that they found him and rescued him, but is he just a pawn of the Governor or does he have his own agenda?

 

 

Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker)

After overcoming a grisly hurdle only partially intact, Merle was taken under the wing of a strong figure: the Governor. At Woodbury, Merle’s combative nature has helped him to ascend the ranks to become the Governor’s second in command. Woodbury fits Merle like a glove, but Dixon blood runs deep. Where will his loyalties fall if he must choose between the two?

Michonne and Andrea are “rescued” by the Governor and his men (they are kind of ruthless, I wouldn’t give one of them not even a baseball bat) and taken to Woodbury. Once there, Andrea gets medical attention and they get to clean up and eat, for once it all feels normal, just like before.
We get to see Michonne a little  uneasy about the whole situation, she knows something is up and doesn’t trust no one. Andrea on the other hand, seems to be enjoying this new place and finally feels safe after a long time.
This episode was good, not as epic as the past two, but still was a great way to introduce the Governor.

Now check out the making of episode 303 and a sneak peek at 304 :” Killer Within”

 

Agent Burgos, SPOILERS: The Walking Dead Episode 303 “Walk With Me” Recap And Sneak Peek At 304 “Killer Within”

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SPOILERS! The Walking Dead #106 Wrap Around Cover Revealed! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/spoilers-the-walking-dead-106-wrap-around-cover-revealed-50856 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/spoilers-the-walking-dead-106-wrap-around-cover-revealed-50856#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:22:44 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=50856 Here is your first look at the upcoming wrap around cover for The Walking Dead #106. This issue marks the 100th issue that Charlie Adlard has done since he joined Robert Kirkman.                          Charlie Adlard’s wraparound cover for “The Walking Dead” #106, his hundredth issue on the series.  I don’t know whats going on, […]

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Here is your first look at the upcoming wrap around cover for The Walking Dead #106. This issue marks the 100th issue that Charlie Adlard has done since he joined Robert Kirkman.

 

                       Charlie Adlard’s wraparound cover for “The Walking Dead” #106, his hundredth issue on the series.

 I don’t know whats going on, but I don’t see Carl in the pic… does this mean he dies in a previous issue?

Charlie Adlard has said that there is something horrible and sick happening in issue 103…. I guess we will have to wait and find out!

 

Agent Burgos, SPOILERS! The Walking Dead #106 Wrap Around Cover Revealed!

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The Walking Dead Season 3 Returns This Sunday! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-walking-dead-season-3-returns-this-sunday-50721 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-walking-dead-season-3-returns-this-sunday-50721#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:31:00 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=50721 Tomorrow…..you won’t believe your eyes. It’s a season opener that will be talked about for generations to come. All I can say is that there is a TON of Walker action, and no I’m not talking about the Texas ranger. Also the ending of the episode will leave you wanting more an more. You will […]

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Tomorrow…..you won’t believe your eyes. It’s a season opener that will be talked about for generations to come. All I can say is that there is a TON of Walker action, and no I’m not talking about the Texas ranger. Also the ending of the episode will leave you wanting more an more. You will be so sad that is over. Do not miss it.

Fans have waited patiently for the prison to be introduced, well  the time has come and it will be worth the wait.

AMC was kind enough to send us a press packet a few weeks back, which is totally awesome, and we got access to the first two episodes. Yes.. I have seen the first two episodes and no I won’t spoil them for you.  Ok… let me spoil something:

SPOILERS!!

Walkers will perish…

 

Hehehe thats all I can say.

 

Here is the episode description

EPISODE 301: “SEED”

Written by: Glen Mazzara
Directed by: Ernest Dickerson

With the world growing increasingly more dangerous and Lori’s pregnancy advancing, Rick discovers a potentially safe haven. But first he must secure the premises, pushing his group to its limit.

 

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Once again, without sharing too much, I can say that fans who have read the books as well as the ones who have not, will find this episode to be one of the best ones so far. The writers have stepped up their game, and there is tons of action, suspense, drama but mostly action!  

You will notice that most of the characters have evolved and some relationships are, for lack of a better word, a little tainted. The opening scene is done in a phenomenal way. It is beautifully written and will certainly get you pumped for the rest of the episode. I have seen the episode a few times and honestly, I don’t get tired of watching it, It’s a perfect episode, perfect TV. It is all you have been waiting for, it is.

For those complaining about Carl…..watch the episode.

Michonne fans… won’t be dissapointed.

Daryl fans…..do I really need to tell you to watch the episode?

 

 

Also as you watch the episode, keep in mind  that Rick honestly thinks this is a perfect safe haven for his crew, and if you think about it, IT IS! I mean they are protected with a fence, they have cells, lots of room…what can possibly go wrong? What can possibly go wrong?

 

Well, YOU MUST WATCH AMC at 9/8 C this Sunday to find out.

 

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AMC’s The Walking Dead Cast Interview: Danai Gurira http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amcs-the-walking-dead-cast-interview-danai-gurira-50700 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amcs-the-walking-dead-cast-interview-danai-gurira-50700#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:12:50 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=50700 AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 starts Sunday October 14th and everyone is excited to see the return of their favorite characters.    A few months back CBT was invited to visit the set of The Walking Dead ( be jealous) We got to see  a scene being filmed, visit the prison set, another super […]

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AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 starts Sunday October 14th and everyone is excited to see the return of their favorite characters. 
 
A few months back CBT was invited to visit the set of The Walking Dead ( be jealous) We got to see  a scene being filmed, visit the prison set, another super secret set, interview some cast members and also visit Woodbury.
I can’t wait to tell you about the set visit, but first lets dig in to an interview with everyone’s favorite katana wielding chick Michonne, played by Danai Guarira.
Danai is such a down to earth person, she is very nice and courteous, but when she is in character she literally transforms into Michonne. She gets this mean looking tough attitude, and wow…once you see her on screen you will understand what I am talking about.
 Here is a bio of the character:

Michonne (Danai Gurira)

Michonne is the mysterious stranger who saved Andrea from walkers with her katana blade. True to the iconic character from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, she is a quiet, but fierce warrior. She and Andrea begin on the road together, but their bond will be tested when they are taken into Woodbury by the Governor.

 

 

 Now lets move on to the interview:

*Can you tell us about the audition process? Did you know much about Michonne before auditioning for the role?

 

Danai : Even as I was preparing to audition for the role, I didn’t know a lot about the character. I went with what I knew of the world from watching the first season. I really approached it as creating and building a character. A lot of it was really clear on the page when I auditioned, so I kind of built it from that. As you know about the show, they don’t do exactly what’s on the comic book page. There is something about her arc that’s true to the comic book, but still new.

Would you say your experience in The Walking Dead has been overwhelming?
Danai: It’s been intense. Its been intense, um…which is good. Im an intense chick and I like intense, I like challenges, I like intense challenges (smiles) even when I don’t I do. Otherwise you dont feel like you are utilizing everything that you can possibly can.

 

Do you keep up with the comics?

 

 Danai:  Kind of…not really. Glen (Mazzara) was like: “You can read them or not”.I wanted to read them, I am a researcher, so I wanted to see where she was birth from, I wanted to know the stories on the page. (Excitedly) I started to get confused, cause I was watching season 2 at the same time and I was like” did that happened in the book or in the show?”.  I couldnt remember so is kind of amazing how they are melding cause they are both so vividly told, the comic book is very vivid and amazing, like how some moments are illustrated. It really sticks with you.
I haven’t read comic books since i was a kid, so I was really interesting to delve into one with such dire stakes…. (pauses) What was your question again? (Everyone laughs)
 If you keep up with the comics:
Danai: Yeah I do…I stopped… well they gave me up to book 7, so Im probably around 20 behind at this point. But I get told when something major happens. I was told im still alive ( laughs).

 


 

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Thats it for now, stay tuned as we have more interviews, including Showrunner Glenn Mazzara, Steven Yeung, Chandler Riggs and more!


 

DANAI GURIRA BIO:

Actress and playwright Danai Gurira will star as one of the most anticipated and popular characters in season three of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”  In the season two finale, Gurira’s heroine Michonne bursts onto the scene as the mysterious zombie slave-keeping sword slayer.

Prior to joining “The Walking Dead,” she finished production on the independent drama Ma’ George, the story of an African woman’s struggle after arriving in the U.S. to honor her heritage while attempting to define her new marriage in modern terms.  Gurira also starred in the multiple-award winning film The Visitor, in which she played a Senegalese immigrant in New York trying to survive while her illegal immigrant boyfriend is detained by the U.S. government.  Other film credits include Three Backyards and Restless City.

 

Her television credits include roles on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Lie to Me” and “Nurse Jackie,” as well as a recurring role on the HBO David Simon series “Treme.”

An award-winning playwright, her most recent play The Convert (Stavis Award) is an historical drama set in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).  Part of a trilogy Gurira is writing about her native country’s coming of age, it is currently earning rave reviews in its run at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Gurira was born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe.  She earned an MFA in theatre from NYU after moving back to the U.S.   Her initial success was as the co-lead of In the Continuum (a play she co-created and co-wrote while in the acting program at NYU.)  The upbeat powerful story focused on two women: one, an upper class, educated newscaster in Africa; the other, an impoverished teenager in south central L.A., who discover that they are HIV positive, and learn to cope in the face of hatred, discrimination and ignorance.  Gurira performed the play off-Broadway, in numerous theaters around the U.S. and in Africa and received numerous accolades including an Obie, the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award, the Global Tolerance Award (Friends of the United Nations) and the Theater Hall of Fame Honors.  Gurira also received the Helen Hayes Award (Woolly Mammoth.)

 

She subsequently received a grant for research in Liberia and Sierra Leone which resulted in her second play Eclipsed—the story of women abductees trying to survive during that region’s devastating civil war.  Gurira won Best Playwright at the NAACP Theater Awards and Best New Play at Helen Hayes Awards. And, on Broadway, Gurira starred Bartlett Sher’s award winning revival of

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.  She also earned the Actor’s Equity Callaway Award for her performance as Isabella in the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park production of Measure for Measure.

 

Gurira is also a Hodder Fellow at Princeton and a commissioned playwright with Yale Rep. She is co-founder of Almasi, a theater development and production company in Zimbabwe.  She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

 

 

*Special thanks to Daily Dead for facilitating one of the questions. Make sure you visit their site please.

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NYCC: Final Skybound Exclusives! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-final-skybound-exclusives-50425 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-final-skybound-exclusives-50425#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:54:38 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=50425  Oh boy! I want to go to new York Comic Con just because  Skybound will have Michonne and Pets PVC Figure Set and The Remains t-shirt!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!    Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and Executive Producer/Writer of the hit AMC TV show based upon his bestselling comic book series and […]

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 Oh boy! I want to go to new York Comic Con just because  Skybound will have Michonne and Pets PVC Figure Set and The Remains t-shirt!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! 
 
Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and Executive Producer/Writer of the hit AMC TV show based upon his bestselling comic book series and graphic novels, saved the best New York Comic-Con Exclusive Merchandise for last. Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics, bring you a limited edition PVC figure of The Walking Dead fan favorite badass, Michonne. That’s right, everyone’s favorite katana-wielding survivor and her “pets” are immortalized as limited edition PVC figures to be devoured by the hordes at New York Comic-Con. Also, a limited-edition black 100% cotton t-shirt, The Walking DeadThe Remains shirt, pays homage to the last of the original survivors.
The Walking Dead Michonne and Pets PVC Figure Set is a limited edition set available in three colors:
·         Grey, like the post-apocalyptic world the survivors are living in, is limited to 1000 sets, $15 each
·         Purple, like the stylish and unique Michonne herself, is limited to 250 sets, $20 each
·         Glow in the Dark, well, that’s just cool, is limited to 250 sets, $20 each
 
The Walking Dead “The Remains” t-shirt is limited to 250 shirts for $20 and if you’ve read the record-breaking 100th issue of The Walking Dead [Spoiler Alert], you know that means Rick and Carl, Michonne and Andrea. Show off your insider cred by sporting this tee and impress all the other aficionados of The Walking Dead comics and graphic novels.

Visit the SKYBOUND booth #1229 at NYCC

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Collectors Corner: The Walking Dead TV Series 03 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/collectors-corner-the-walking-dead-tv-series-03-50155 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/collectors-corner-the-walking-dead-tv-series-03-50155#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2012 06:10:00 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=50155 The Third Wave Of THE WALKING DEAD TV Series Action Figures has been revealed! Now that AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 is coming back on October 14, 2012 (NOT ON DISH) collectors have another reason to be more excited!   Check out the amazing Todd McFarlane figures below!             […]

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The Third Wave Of THE WALKING DEAD TV Series Action Figures has been revealed!

Now that AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 is coming back on October 14, 2012 (NOT ON DISH) collectors have another reason to be more excited!

 

Check out the amazing Todd McFarlane figures below!

Michonne is the mysterious stranger who saves Andrea from walkers with her katana blade and two pet walkers in tow. She is a quiet, but fierce warrior. This action-figure comes with 24 points of articulation, removable poncho, katana sword and katana sheath.

 

 

 

 

Left for the dead in Season 1 by Rick and the rest of the survivors, Merle Dixon, the estranged brother of Daryl Dixon, makes his full return in Season 3 and this time he is re-armed and ready for action! This action-figure comes with 20 points of articulation, prosthetic arm w/ removable bayonet, assault rifle, pistol and knife.

 

 

Connected directly to Michonne’s past, she has rendered both these walkers harmless by removing their bottom jaw and arms. Now that both Pets are somewhat subdued, she puts them to good use as pack mules and zombie repellant. Both Pets come with removable backpacks, neck chain leash, arms and bottom jaw.

 

In a desperate attempt to find Sophia, the Autopsy Zombie becomes another victim of Daryl’s crossbow. In one of the most gruesome and riveting scenes to date from the series, Rick and Daryl perform an autopsy on this newly fed zombie to find out the contents of his stomach. Zombie includes a knife and removable shirt to reveal either a partially digested hand and/or woodchuck carcass!

 

Connected directly to Michonne’s past, she has rendered both these walkers harmless by removing their bottom jaw and arms. Now that both Pets are somewhat subdued, she puts them to good use as pack mules and zombie repellant. Both Pets come with removable backpacks, neck chain leash, arms and bottom jaw. As an added bonus Pet 1’s backpack comes with a removable shotgun.

 

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The Walking Dead #104 Cover And The Michonne Special! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-walking-dead-104-cover-and-the-michonne-special-46830 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-walking-dead-104-cover-and-the-michonne-special-46830#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 03:36:59 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=46830 Yes. We only have  the cover to show you, but it gives you an idea of what’s going on with one of the survivors, we think.   THE WALKING DEAD #104 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN NOVEMBER 14 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 If you won’t handle […]

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Yes. We only have  the cover to show you, but it gives you an idea of what’s going on with one of the survivors, we think.

 

THE WALKING DEAD #104
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
NOVEMBER 14
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
If you won’t handle this… I will.

Yeah, growing up in a world like the one that Carl lives can mess you up pretty much, and maybe forces you to mature a little faster. We have to wait and see what Kirkman has in store for us.

 

Also there is this:

This special issue of THE WALKING DEAD presents THE WALKING DEAD #19, featuring the first appearance of Michonne as well as the Michonne origin story that first appeared in Playboy Magazine. Just in time for Michonne’s appearance in THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3!

 

THE WALKING DEAD: MICHONNE SPECIAL
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 10
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

 

Lots of goodies in the upcoming months fellas!

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Comic-Con Poster For The Walking Dead Season 3 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/comic-con-poster-for-the-walking-dead-season-3-43948 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/comic-con-poster-for-the-walking-dead-season-3-43948#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 23:06:53 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=43948 Comic-Con is quickly approaching, and we are going to have some pretty awesome stuff from our correspondents in a few weeks. Those lucky enough to attend should expect big things. We’ve heard some details of comic book movies, but those announcements will be made official with more details. Today, a new poster for The Walking […]

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Comic-Con is quickly approaching, and we are going to have some pretty awesome stuff from our correspondents in a few weeks. Those lucky enough to attend should expect big things. We’ve heard some details of comic book movies, but those announcements will be made official with more details. Today, a new poster for The Walking Dead season 3, which will have a large presence, has hit.

Hall H is usually reserved for movies, but this year TV shows like Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory will be invading the hall. The Walking Dead poster offers up information on all of the scheduled events as well as giving us new looks at Michonne, the Governor, and Rick. The Governor is offering Rick a hand. Is that a tip?

A new trailer is expected to play for season 3 at Comic-Con, and it will surely hit the web shortly thereafter.

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San Diego Comic Con 2012: Michonne Figure http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/san-diego-comic-con-2012-michonne-figure-42798 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/san-diego-comic-con-2012-michonne-figure-42798#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:58:55 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=42798 Going to San Diego Comic Con? Are you a Walking Dead fan? Well, you don’t want to miss the following figure: That’s right, the one and only Michonne! She is already a popular character in the comics, but with the beginning of AMC’s The Walking Dead season 3, expect her popularity to get higher. This […]

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Going to San Diego Comic Con? Are you a Walking Dead fan? Well, you don’t want to miss the following figure:

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That’s right, the one and only Michonne! She is already a popular character in the comics, but with the beginning of AMC’s The Walking Dead season 3, expect her popularity to get higher. This seems to be a repack figure, with an new design packaging and the poncho, which was not included in the original figure.

As of now we have no more details on the figure, although something tells me it might be sold only at the Skybound booth hehe.

Thoughts?

Agent Burgos, San Diego Comic Con 2012: Michonne Figure

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Walking Dead Executive Producer Talks Season 3 And Comic-Con http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-executive-producer-talks-season-3-and-comic-con-42768 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-executive-producer-talks-season-3-and-comic-con-42768#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:38:46 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=42768 Season 3 of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead has been shooting for a little while now. We’ve gotten some looks at new characters and even heard a little about how the season’s story arc. Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke with AMC about the new season, the longest one to date, and teases […]

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Season 3 of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead has been shooting for a little while now. We’ve gotten some looks at new characters and even heard a little about how the season’s story arc. Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke with AMC about the new season, the longest one to date, and teases what they will be bringing to Comic-Con.

Season 3 is going to be a massive 16 episode run. With the longest season to date, there comes some challenges:

It’s really a marathon this year. The advantage is we have had some cooler weather in May and we’ll be going into cooler weather again in October. The challenge is maintaining the same intense level of storytelling that our audience expects of us, and we certainly plan to deliver on that.

Some fans got a little bogged down withs season 2 being completely on the farm. That’s going to change with the new season. We know we have the prison and The Governor’s camp coming up this season. Gale Anne Hurd touches on what she’s looking forward to:

I will say that I loved the farm, but it is good to be off the farm. And the contrast between our [two main sets] this season is so great…We’re setting up this first community that is functioning in a post-zombie apocalypse. We get to see not only the advantages of putting civilization back on its feet again but also the dark forces at work in what may seem like a Utopia.

She also talks about how you have to focus on crafting a rich character-driven story, because you only get scares and jeopardy from situations if you identify with the characters. Besides the human threat, the zombies will “up their game” this season as well. There will also be some animatronics used, a first for the show.

Obviously we have the absolute best makeup effects team on the planet, led by Greg Nicotero… And every year he ups his game. So we’re not just seeing the same old thing. This season, we’re going to have puppeted animatronic zombies and that’s something that we haven’t seen before.

And she really teased what Comic-Con attendees will get to see this time at the panel:

We like to bring a special reel for the fans at Comic-Con so they can see a special sneak peak of Season 3 before everyone else. It’s sort of a reward for waiting in line to getting it into the hall. And we’ll be bringing a larger contingent of our cast and crew than ever this year. And also because we began shooting a lot earlier this year, the reel will contain a lot more footage than it has in the past.

If you’re going to Comic-Con you’re in for a treat. Since they have been filming for a while, the sneak peak will probably have a look at The Governor, Michonne, and all sorts of goodies. The third season starts late this fall. Thanks to Stubbz for the heads up.

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Walking Dead Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Season Premiere http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-director-ernest-dickerson-talks-season-premiere-42286 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-director-ernest-dickerson-talks-season-premiere-42286#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:38:14 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=42286 The Walking Dead season 3 is upon us. It debuts in the fall, and we’ve already gotten our first looks at Michonne and The Governor. The director of season 3 episode 1 talked with AMC about the premiere and Michonne’s introduction. Ernest Dickerson has directed 6 episodes of the show, so he’s definitely up for […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Walking Dead Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Season Premiere

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The Walking Dead season 3 is upon us. It debuts in the fall, and we’ve already gotten our first looks at Michonne and The Governor. The director of season 3 episode 1 talked with AMC about the premiere and Michonne’s introduction. Ernest Dickerson has directed 6 episodes of the show, so he’s definitely up for the challenge of introducing the character.

In the season opener it sounds like we will be getting all kinds of Michonne action. She was teased at the end of season 2 and the opening to this season will finally give fans what they have been craving.

In this episode, we’re introducing Michonne in all of her glory. We get to meet her, and I know a lot of people have been looking forward to that.

We saw the prison teased at the end of the season, but it sounds like we are diving straight in to it with episode 1. Most of the show is shot outdoors, so word about inside shooting is a good clue that we may be in the prison by the end of the new episode. AMC asked what it is like to shoot inside on a sound stage after being on long stretches of highways and in the forest.

It was slightly more pleasant because we could have air conditioning pumped in there, but it was a really dusty environment and real gritty. I had dust in my hair and I blew my nose and black soot came out. [Laughs] I thought it’d be easy, but no, not at all. There’s no such thing as easy in the world of The Walking Dead.

There is also promises of a “particularly gross zombie gag.” This season will see more human threats with the introduction of The Governor, but there will also be plenty of zombies. The season is filming now and is set to return later in the fall.

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Walking Dead Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Season Premiere

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Walking Dead Season 3 Behind The Scenes And First Image Of Michonne http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-season-3-behind-the-scenes-and-first-image-of-michonne-38077 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-season-3-behind-the-scenes-and-first-image-of-michonne-38077#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 01:06:03 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=38077 The highly anticipated third season of AMC and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead has started shooting, and we have a new behind the scenes video and our first official image of Danai Gurira as Michonne. With a heck of an introduction in the season finale, viewers wait with baited breath for the Katana-weilding  fan favorite. […]

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The highly anticipated third season of AMC and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead has started shooting, and we have a new behind the scenes video and our first official image of Danai Gurira as Michonne. With a heck of an introduction in the season finale, viewers wait with baited breath for the Katana-weilding  fan favorite. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first image.

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and the show’s executive producer, talked aobut how she will translate from print to screen:

The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics, but like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.

Kirkman also had some nice things to say about Danai Gurira who is probably known for the HBO Treme and how they decided she was Michonne. Kirkman also had this to say about The Prison, which we saw teased in the finale. They are shooting the hell out of this prison. It just looks absolutely stunning, and I think when people start seeing trailers and stuff for this season, I think people are just gonna be like, “Wait, what? This is what? I can’t believe this is a TV show!” It’s really creepy, really moody and it’s just gonna be really awesome. You can read the full rundown by clicking here. For now, feast your eyes on our Michonne and enjoy the behind the scenes teaser for season 3.

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Walking Dead Season 3 Behind The Scenes And First Image Of Michonne

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Danai Gurira Talks Walking Dead Casting http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/danai-gurira-talks-walking-dead-casting-33099 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/danai-gurira-talks-walking-dead-casting-33099#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:33:27 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=33099 The actress recently cast for Season 3 of The Walking Dead talks about her excitement in landing the role and what we can expect from her.

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Danai Gurira was announced on live TV last Sunday on The Talking Dead as being our new Michonne. We’ll get our first look at Gurira in action in Season 3. She wasn’t in the season finale when we first laid eyes on the mysterious sword wielding Bad-A with two zombies in tow, they had not cast her yet so a stand-in was used. She was finally allowed to talk about her secret casting after Robert Kirkman announced it to the masses, and The Hollywood Reporter got a few words with the actress. You can read the full interview by following the previous link, but here is a rundown for what Ms. Gurira said.

When asked what it was like to land the role and keep it a secret during the week before the finale

I’d never really watched it before I got the audition and I got to really get acquainted with it during these last few weeks and fell completely in love with it. I’m absolutely hooked. I felt desire really deeply to be a part of it. When I got to work with the producers one day and came back for the test I fell more in love with the show and wanted it more. It’s been a pretty intense week.

She also touched on how Michonne will translate on screen compared to the comics.

I understand the way she is drawn in the graphic novels — she’s so amazing. I’m excited to embody that and be a badass. I’ve always yearned to do that. I’m really thrilled she already has so much support.I’m being sent them (the comics) now. I was reading snippets I could get online. I’ve been doing a lot of research prior to getting the part in preparation to get to know the world and the force of this amazing story. I watched Season 1 and I was blown away and was trying to get to know more. I’ll be doing that this week.

I’m going to develop that with [showrunner] Glen Mazzara and the whole creative team. They have their own take on the source material. I’m going to be meeting with them next week to get an understanding of what their take is and how she grows and develops. I’ll find out the answer to that in the coming weeks in terms of exactly how she will map out with what she is in the books vs. what she will be on the screen. I’ll be learning as I go in some regards. I do know that she remains an absolute badass and I will be training with katana swords. I’m really excited about that.

Of course, the inevitable question arose about if she was a comic book fan before she got one of the most iconic roles in The Walking Dead World

Back in the day I used to read Archie but I haven’t been a comic book aficionado. I love a great story though, whatever realm that’s in.

Wrapping things up, she talks about feeling some pressure with such a big role

I definitely feel pressure but I’m ready to take the character on. I’m excited that she has an amazing following and team of creators and writers. I’m up for the challenge.

Of course that wasn’t her in the finale, but what an entrance! Danai Gurira looks very similar to how Michonne is drawn in the comics and she goes on to say in the interview that she had had some sword training for her theater work, but was going full force into katana training so I think the fans will be happy with what she’s bringing to the table. I for one am psyched with the character’s introduction and cant’ wait for all the awesomeness we’ve heard teased about what’s coming in Season 3! What do you think?

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Do You Want a FREE Issue Of The Walking Dead? http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/do-you-want-a-free-issue-of-the-walking-dead-32981 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/do-you-want-a-free-issue-of-the-walking-dead-32981#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 04:39:46 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=32981 Robert Kirkman and comiXology celebrate the end of “The Walking Dead” season 2 by offering Michonne’s first appearance in The Walking Dead #19 for free until this coming Monday!   Who doesn’t like FREE Stuff??!!!   Following the unprecedented ratings of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” season finale, series creator Robert Kirkman and comiXology, the world’s largest digital […]

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Robert Kirkman and comiXology celebrate the end of “The Walking Dead” season 2 by offering Michonne’s first appearance in The Walking Dead #19 for free until this coming Monday!

 

Who doesn’t like FREE Stuff??!!!

 

Following the unprecedented ratings of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” season finale, series creator Robert Kirkman and comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web with over 50 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date, are giving away The Walking Dead issue #19 — which features the first appearance of Michonne and ties directly into this past Sunday’s season finale.

The Walking Dead issue #19 is available for free until this coming Monday, March 26th 2012.

The Walking Dead #19 gained acclaim after its original print release by introducing fan-favorite character Michonne to the comic book’s cast. Now as television fans are left hanging with months of speculation until the debut of season 3, issue #19 serves as the perfect jumping-on point to the original comics book series.

Download The Walking Dead #19 for free until this coming Monday, March 26th, then pick up the following issues in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead for all the pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled Zombie action to tide you over until “The Walking Dead” season 3 this fall.

 

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About The Walking Dead: “The Walking Dead” is a monthly black-and-white comic book series created by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of survivors through a world overrun by The Walking Dead as they struggle to survive an even deadlier threat: Living humans so terrified about their own survival that they are willing to sacrifice everything else. Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, the Skybound comic has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is available in over 50 countries worldwide. IGN called it “one of the best monthly comics available” and Complex hails it as “one of the best comic series of all time.” It’s also become the highest-rated drama on basic cable of all time. The AMC television series, with Kirkman serving as a writer and executive producer, had 11 million viewers for the season two premiere and was instantly renewed for a third season. As the first TV drama to be launched around the world simultaneously, it’s in 120 countries, translated into 33 languages and is in 250 million households. The Walking Dead also dominated theNew York Times’ bestseller lists for graphic novels and was the top seller for 2011. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

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Glen Mazzara Talks Season 2 and Future of The Walking Dead http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/glen-mazzara-talks-season-2-and-future-of-the-walking-dead-32933 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/glen-mazzara-talks-season-2-and-future-of-the-walking-dead-32933#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:10:26 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=32933 Comic Book Therapy had an opportunity to partake in a conference call with The Walking Dead show runner Glen Mazzara.

Muy Mareado!, Glen Mazzara Talks Season 2 and Future of The Walking Dead

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Muy Mareado! here and it was a great privilege to speak to show runner Glen Mazzara of The Walking Dead. I along with a few other representatives from various outlets was able to participate in a conference call with him to discuss Season 2 and what’s to come for season 3. You can find our review for the season finale HERE! Due to my name and accent, some things were noted as “unintelligible”! None the less, it was an experience and I will present some of the Q & A provided. Some of the questions and his answers were shortened.

 

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Q: What can we expect from Michonne in Season 3?

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Denai Guerrera to play Michonne (Photo by Zap2It)

Mazzara: Michonne is one of the lead characters in the graphic novel, so we’re excited to finally introduce her. She is a loner. She’s a kick ass character. She’s very dynamic and we really see her as a very, very important addition to the cast. She’s a significant character and she’ll be carrying a lot of story, so we’re excited about her.

We’re also excited about (Denai Guerrera) who is the young actress who is going to play this role, so we’re lucky to have her and look forward to seeing what she does with it.

 

Q: Are there plans to get T-Dog having some momentum in the story for Season 3?

Mazzara: You know what? The T-Dog question, I’m glad you’re asking that. I’ve been surprised at this because I’ve worked on shows before that have had characters in the background and have been on a slow burn.

With T-Dog, I’ll admit, T-Dog has been off to the side and has been forgotten. And part of my goal as show runner was to really address developing Rick’s character and some other stuff…I think (Irony Singleton) has done a fantastic job of establishing a character and making people interested in him with just very, very little to say…. So that’s a fair question and, you know, we haven’t done our work yet with T-Dog but we’re going to roll up our sleeves and get to it.

Q: Do you see the prison (arc) as something being wrapped up within the entirety of the 16 episode Season 3 or could that go on beyond?

Mazzara: That’s a great question. Right now I do see that prison as a significant storyline for Seasons 3 and Season 4. I do think that’s a major story line. You know, and I know we were on the farm for longer than perhaps people wanted. There were reasons for that.

So I do think that prison is a significant storyline. But we’re interested also in opening up the world. You know, the governor has a world of (Woodbury). There are other factors out there in the world, other groups. So I think that Rick’s group is really stumbling into a much larger world.

 

Q: I was wondering if in the back of your mind you had any additional comments, characters or storylines you’d like to tackle at some point?

Mazzara: Oh, well, certainly. I mean, there’s a lot of great material from the comic book and we see, you know, this show would have to go on 20 years to get to all of it. I think the (Tyreese) character is someone that we’re interested in introducing at some point.

You know, we still have Morgan and Duane out there from the pilot. We’re interested in them. So there’s — and there’s new characters that will be original to the series not coming straight form the comic book. So we are really, you know, I think I said yesterday to someone that I think Season 1 and 2 have been prologue and now it feels like we’re hitting the ground running.

Q: Is it safe to say that in Season 3 fans can expect to see the zombies take a back seat to a potential human threat as the episodes progress?

Mazzara: No, that would not be fair. Zombies will never take a back seat, okay. We will always have the human drama and we would like to introduce a significant human threat.

But we love writing the zombie material and I think those zombies are now fully integrated into the world. We’re not waiting for the zombies anymore to reach us. They are there. They are within, you know, in our eyesight, you know, all the time. They are, you know, part of the landscape.

Q: I wanted to know if the introduction of Michonne is going to signal potentially a little bit more of kind of the fantastical, sort of comic graphic novel feels of the actual graphic novel particularly with her being so kind of dramatically cloaked.

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Mazzara: You know what? That’s a great question. That’s a great question and, you know, let’s be honest. The reason that the character’s cloaked at the end was because we had not cast the actress, okay. So that is a cheat there.

So I do think that that’s an interesting character. She comes from the comic book. She feels like she stepped off those pages into the show. I think that’s exciting. That’s a challenge for us but, you know, knowing me as a writer, I think I’m going to, you know, keep it real, keep it grounded because if it doesn’t feel real I think the audience will not be able to put themselves in the immediate circumstances of the story.

 

Muy Mareado!: In a sense for story lines and characters as far as the comics go, would you want to continue on for what he (Kirkman) has already established or was there anything that you wanted to do differently?

Mazzara: I love (Robert)’s material and I think that if anything, by introducing the possibility of the prison, by introducing Michonne and by, you know, obviously everyone knows we’ve cast the governor.

So I think we’re interested that we have to do it our way so that it really still feels, you know, realistic and gritty and grounded, as I just answered in the previous question. But I’m interested in getting a little closer to some of the stuff (Robert) has because I just think it’s worthwhile. It’s just great source material.

Q: Did you have any moments that you really enjoyed writing for Season 2, favorite episodes or scenes?

Mazzara: That is a great question. You know, I don’t know. It’s not a holy shit moment but you know what I think is really a wonderful scene that just kind of came out is where — in (Better Angels), Rick hands (Carl) the gun and he’s talking about — he says I wish I had something more profound to say.

You know, Rick’s opening up about his past there and that his son is not going to have the kind of life that he had. So that was kind of an intricate scene that was really beautifully photographed by (Ron Schmidt) and (Guy Ferland) and well-acted by (Chandler) and (Andy).

 

Q: How do you guys deal with sort of protecting the story lines and dealing with leaks?

 Mazzara: We want to really improve that. Leaks have been a problem and that is something that we take very seriously and also just the huge amount of attention that the show has — gets has been new territory for me.

So we actually internally have a security task force led by (Gale Anne Herd) and (Robert)’s on that and (Scott Kimple), who’s very computer savvy. AMC takes this stuff very seriously.

 

Q: Any desire yourself to sit in the makeup chair and become zombified and stumble around in the background?

 Mazzara: Yes, I would love to do that. Unfortunately, I would probably be horrible at it and get fired Day 1 because I am a terrible actor. But I do want to do that. I think — how could I not? I’d be crazy not to. That’ll be fun. So I certainly do it.

I was also thinking of doing it for maybe TCA but I thought that would be hard to explain. So we’ll see what happens.

 

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Merle Dixon, portrayed by Michael Rooker

Q: Is there any chance we’re going to be seeing Merle again soon?

Mazzara: Merle is still out there and, yes, I’m excited to — figuring out what to do with him. So I would say he’s on the horizon.

 

Q: I’m actually going to go to a completely different subject here and ask about the infection. I think that that is just a horrifying detail for everyone to have to take in. Is that going to be explored at all in the next season, the effect of this?

Mazzara:   Well, certainly. I mean, that’s something that, you know, will continue to play. I mean, let’s be honest, you know, (Andrea) does not have that information, which is interesting. And it’s something that I think is now a new element to play with.

You know, we’re not really interested in going back and explaining how the infections started or having a lot of science fiction elements talking about finding a cure or that sort of stuff. You know, that’s not part of (Robert)’s work. That’s not something that’s part of the working demographic novel.

So that is material we’ll probably stay away from. It’s a question of how do our characters deal with this knowledge? What does that mean? You know, I’m sure Lori is wrestling with question about, you know, what happens if she dies in childbirth?

 

It was such a great conference call and it was funny hearing the questions about the dislike of Lori and the lack of T-Dog. My friends and I even made up a drinking game for whenever we saw and heard T-Dog speak. The end result: no one was drunk.

Stay tuned for more news on Season 3 of The Walking Dead.

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AMC Casts Iconic Character Michonne In The Walking Dead http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amc-casts-iconic-character-michonne-in-the-walking-dead-32739 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amc-casts-iconic-character-michonne-in-the-walking-dead-32739#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:56:05 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=32739 It is the moment many The Walking Dead fans have been waiting for. Finally the series finds it's Sword-wielding Michonne!

Agent Burgos, AMC Casts Iconic Character Michonne In The Walking Dead

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AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, “The Walking Dead.”

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The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home.  The series goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by walkers, where the interpersonal conflicts often present a greater danger than anything else and  over time, the characters grow willing to do almost anything to survive. “The Walking Dead” received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestically and internationally:

-“Above all else, “The Walking Dead” hasn’t lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it’s thrilling” (The Hollywood Reporter).

-“…with Dead’s riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills” (US Weekly).

-“The Walking Dead is a feast.  Dig in.”(The Guardian- UK).

-“It doesn’t even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards” (Der Tagesspiegel-Germany).

 

The Walking Dead” secured a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for best television series and won the 2011 Emmy award for outstanding prosthetic make-up. It is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert.

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The Walking Dead season 3 will now have two resident badasses! Daryl and Michonne! Perfection.

GREAT NEWS! Are you excited to see Michonne?

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