Finally, after nearly fifty issues of wondering what made Negan the Negan we love to hate, Image and The Walking Dead are diving into his backstory. Through Image+, a monthly preview catalog for the comic book publisher, creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard are going to piece together a 48-page origin of Negan 4 pages at a time.
Obviously, this is a big deal. Negan may be the most prolific doer of awful things that Rick’s band of survivors has ever run into, and his bat – Lucille – deserves her own origin story as well.
The Hollywood Reporter got a look at the first page of the backstory, and it shows Negan and Lucille fireside, with Negan wrapping her in barbed wire.