The Tyreese Special is a brief story consisting of six pages, featuring Tyreese during the early days of the apocalypse. It was released on May 4th, 2013 as a part of The Walking Dead Free Comic Book Day Special. Similar to the comics, it is written by Robert Kirkman and drawn by Charlie Adlard. The special also features two other characters, Tyreese's daughter, Julie, and her boyfriend, Chris.
The story begins with Tyreese surrounded by walkers near some stores on a run. He uses a gun to try and shoot their heads but ends up shooting them in the shoulder, arm, and stomach. He has to get close to them to get a shot in the brain. Soon, he runs out of ammo and uses the gun to smack them in the head while he runs. He throws the gun and makes it over to a tool box as one walker is right behind him. Right as the walker is about to bite him he smashes its head in with a hammer. He fights his way through a small herd of zombies only using the hammer.
He runs to a big house and opens the door. As he steps inside he is almost hit with a fire poker by Chris. Chris apologizes and Tyreese complains that zombies don't know how to use doors. Julie comes out and asks if Tyreese found the gun. He explains it was in his office right where he left it and saw the keys for cars for a dealership but before he could open the gates, he was swarmed. Tyreese says there were enough of them for him to learn they don't need guns because he's a terrible shot.
Chris asks for the gun and Tyreese responds by saying he threw it when he ran out of bullets. Chris yells and says he could have helped and Tyreese should stop treating them like kids. He asks what he did get and Tyreese says a hammer that he is about to put through Chris's head. Chris backs down. Julie sighs and apologizes to Tyreese. She admits that she and Chris are scared. Tyreese tells her to not be scared and that he will protect her and never leave her alone with Chris, no matter how much she wants him to. Julie laughs and mentions that they have a hammer at their house already. Tyreese agrees but says that this one is special because it saved his life.
- In this short story, Tyreese receives his hammer that he uses throughout his lifespan in The Walking Dead.
- This is the fourth Walking Dead Special, after Morgan, Michonne, and The Governor.
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