Fans of “The Walking Dead” should thoroughly enjoy the origin story of the series’ most compelling and entertaining character with “Here’s Negan!”
Due to the fact that I’ve been having one of the worse work weeks in my entire life, I was searching for alternative ways or things of focusing my attention on in order to avoid becoming angry, creating backlashes, startling those around me with loud noises…or anything of this nature.
Thanks to my need to have something Horror or Comic related (ideally both) relatively nearby at all times, it ensured a very fun and positive conversation between me and my colleagues.
The conversation piece? The first two compendiums of “The Walking Dead”. As people saw me pulling them out of my locker, I was immediately questioned about how good the graphic novels really were in comparison to the television show. I went on and on about the comic and its differences from the show regarding characters, storylines and some of the more graphic content that couldn’t quite cut it for broadcast television.
As time went on, the conversation began centering around one of the source material’s most interesting characters — none other than Negan himself. Once they began talking about his past, I explained there was a one-off created to address that exact question of his origin. Who is Negan, why is he such a crazy bastard and, most importantly, why did he name his bat Lucille?
This bring us to this week’s spotlight comic “Here’s Negan” that answers all those questions within its pages.
We are brought back days prior to the inevitable apocalypse to see how our old pal Negan was living his life. Through his own workplace misunderstandings, crumbling home life and extracurriculars, we get a first hand look at what turned the man into who and what he is today!
So if you’re interested in finding out more about Negan’s humble beginnings — or if you are a fan of the show and want a more detailed look into his past than AMC was willing to provide viewers — check out “Here’s Negan” for yourself!
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Publisher: Alterna Comics
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Publisher: Image Comics
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