The name Merle Dixon brings up some strong feelings for any “Walking Dead” fan. Played by Michael Rooker, Merle is the older and for more crude brother of fan favorite Daryl Dixon. College Times had the opportunity to speak with Rooker before his visit about being Merle, playing a zombie and his time on the show.
College Times: How are you going to spend your time at Comicon?
Michael Rooker:I am going to do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Nah, I am going to have a lot of fun, meet a lot of fans. Comicons are basically meet and greets, signing autographs and taking photos. You get to meet the grassroots fan base. It’s a lot of fun. You get to meet people you normally wouldn’t, plus they are fans of yours.