For Negan, At Last, A Burial For Lucille (Walking Dead Spoilers)

For Negan, At Last, A Burial For Lucille (Walking Dead Spoilers)

Posted by January 4, 2017 Comment

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This is how the Walking Dead: Negan story by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, running monthly in Image Comics’ solicit magazine, Image +, began. A fire burning, and Negan threading barbed wire onto a baseball bat – a bat better known as Lucille.

The same Lucille who would inspire scenes such as…

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and…

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and…

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and…

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Before eventually…

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But why so much pain?

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Negan’s origin story in Image +  goes on to tell us more, as before the outbreak of zombies, he cared for his wife, dying of cancer.

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I say, “cared”. He got round to that way of thinking eventually.

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…and her eventual death…

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…and then her return…

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and her name. And as he came to terms with what was happening around him, it is worth noticing that, just like Rick Grimes, Negan was in a hospital when the outbreak occurred. But while Rick was in a hospital bed, Negan was dealing with the world.

image-006-064…or not. Though he soon gets wise to the world… and sees something he likes the look of.

image-008_131A bat that loses its owner in a zombie attack…

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…gets put to get use…

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…before being claimed by its new owner.


image-009-065And in today’s Walking Dead, finally laid to rest. Though, for Negan, it’s not the bat that is being buried…the-walking-dead-162-2017-digital-002…it was never the bat. As for the barbed wire? Still to come…

Walking Dead #162 published by Image Comcis/Skybound today.

(Last Updated March 22, 2017 9:11 am )

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