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"I'm mostly doing deliveries now... but eventually, I want to be able to run this whole mill myself. I want to make my dad proud."
—Mikey to Rick.[src]

Mikey is a character first encountered in Issue 70 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is one of the original residents of Alexandria Safe-Zone, and the son of Nicholas and Paula.


Location Unknown

Almost nothing is known about Mikey's life before or as the outbreak began, apart from that he had a mother and father, Paula and Nicholas. It is possible that Mikey lived in or near Alexandria before the outbreak. 


Life Among Them

Mikey is first seen when the group arrives at the Safe-Zone. Carl and Sophia try to interact and play with the other kids. Carl comes upon Mikey, while its not shown how they interacted, Mikey runs off to his father, and it is revealed that he was surprised and a bit curious after learning that Carl had a real gun. He wanted to look, but after being refused, he pushed Carl who then pushed back. While Mikey's father complained, Rick barely brushed it off as "boys being boys" and that Carl had a right, because the gun wasn't a toy.

Later on, it is shown that he's still mad at Rick and Carl for the day before, though oddly enough his father had an almost immediate change of heart and apologized to Rick the night of the party. Although he's not seen, he was apparently present at the party.

We Find Ourselves

Mikey survived the herd attack along with the rest of his family. He and his mother are mentioned by Nicholas as an excuse for trying to take over the safe-zone, as he was just trying to protect them. He is later seen at Abraham's funeral with the rest of his family.

March To War

After the skirmish with The Saviors outside the safe-zone, Mikey is seen with his mother and an injured Nicholas. The following day, his family listens to Rick's speech and plea before the soldiers leave to attack The Sanctuary.

All Out War - Part One

After the fall of the Safe-Zone, Mikey and his family move to the Hilltop with the other survivors.

All Out War - Part Two

Mikey relocated to Hilltop along with his parents, and survived the subsequent battles. He is seen being consoled by his mother and Carl after his father's death.

A New Beginning

Mikey and Carl's relationship improved vastly during the two-year timeskip. They attend school together and other activities. Mikey was present when Anna had shown her breasts off to boys including himself and Carl. 

Mikey also runs deliveries for the mill. When returning to it asking if there are any more, Rick asks how he likes his job, Mikey says it's alright but he wants to someday be able to run it on his own and that he wants to make his dad proud. Rick tells him that he believes his dad would be proud. 

No Turning Back

Mikey is seen with several other people in the bread mill, showing respect for Olivia though a moment of silence.

Call To Arms

Mikey is seen greeting his mother when she arrives back from the training session. He talks about how proud he is of her for stepping up and joining the army, taking an active role in the protection of Alexandria.

A Certain Doom

Mikey attends the group funeral for the casualties of the Whisperer War and its aftermath, he is crying and is being consoled by Annie who tells Mikey that his mother's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Lines We Cross

Rick goes to check on Mikey to comfort him over the lost of his mother. Mikey later works in the garden with Rick's help.

New World Order

Mikey read Rick a poem about his mother, Mikey suggested Rick doing one for Andrea.



Nicholas and Mikey have a good father-son bond, Nicholas defended Mikey in his argument against Carl and when Mikey was proven to be the one at fault Nicholas didn't punish him. Also, after Nicholas's failed attempt of taking over Alexandria Safe Zone and Rick spared his life, Nicholas told Rick he went home, seen his family and tells Rick he loves them deeply.


Paula is the mother of Mikey. Nicholas and Paula have only been seen together once, this event was at Abraham Ford's funeral where Mikey is seen sitting with Nicholas and Paula. Mikey is devastated by his mother's death.

Carl Grimes

"I'm sorry your dad died."
—Carl consoling Mikey.[src]

Upon meeting each other, Carl mentioned to Mikey he had a gun. Mikey wanted to see it, but Carl told him no, which caused Mikey to shove Carl. Carl shoved back, knocking Mikey onto the ground. He refused Carl's apology and went to go tell his dad about what happened. The two were not seen to interact much following this until Issue 125 when Carl comforts Mikey about his father Nicholas' death, showing that they have since stabilized their relationship. In the two-year timeskip their relationship improved vastly. Carl mentioned him and Mikey, along with a few other boys were invited to Anna's house after class where she showed them her breasts.


"Your mother's sacrifice will never be forgotten, Mikey."
—Annie consoling Mikey after his mother's death.[src]

Mikey and Annie have a good relationship. Annie is seen comforting Mikey about his mother Paula's death. later she teaches him to write poem to express his feeling about her.

Rick Grimes

Mikey and Rick have a good relationship. After Mikey loses his mother and Rick loses Andrea they start to grow closer together. Rick shows him how how to plant seeds. Mikey even encourages Rick to write down his thoughts and feeling about Andrea.



  • Mikey is currently the longest-surviving supporting character in the Comic Series.
    • As of Issue #170, he is also the first supporting character to achieve a series lifespan of 100 issues, as well as the tenth character overall.
  • Mikey follows his dad's foot steps in being a delivery man.
  • Mikey is the only surviving member of his family.


  1. NYCC 2014: The Walking Dead - Mikey is said to be a year younger than Carl, and according to Kirkman, Carl is "13 or so" years old, therefore Mikey is 12.
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