The Walking Dead
Who is Negan? Since his debut in THE WALKING DEAD #100, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls "Lucille"), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? That question will be answered here, collecting the "HERE'S NEGAN!" story originally serialized in IMAGE+ magazine.

The Walking Dead Details

TitleThe Walking Dead
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 10th, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534303270
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Horror, Zombies, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic

The Walking Dead Review

  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    more like a 1'5, really
  • Quentin Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    I suppose this is a situation where my expectations were just too high. This character has reached mythic proportions among Walking Dead fans, so regardless of how good his backstory I'm sure many of us would have felt a little let down.This isn't bad at all, but Negan's past just didn't seem to be much different than many of the other Walking Dead characters. I guess that may have been the point, but I was expecting a much more climactic backstory for such a great villain. Still, if you're a Wa I suppose this is a situation where my expectations were just too high. This character has reached mythic proportions among Walking Dead fans, so regardless of how good his backstory I'm sure many of us would have felt a little let down.This isn't bad at all, but Negan's past just didn't seem to be much different than many of the other Walking Dead characters. I guess that may have been the point, but I was expecting a much more climactic backstory for such a great villain. Still, if you're a Walking Dead fan this is pretty much required reading.
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  • Nicole Pramik
    January 1, 1970
    Negan ranks in my top three favorite book baddies of all time. I've already read portions of his backstory online, but I'm thrilled to see it being released in a single format. I know I'm not supposed to root for a villain, but I can't help myself. #TeamNegan :D
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    I downloaded an ARC on Edelweiss, very excited to learn Negan's backstory. Alas, I was disappointed... the copy from Edelweiss was only a twenty-eight preview, rather than the complete seventy-two page book. Rather than getting Negan's complete backstory, I was only given a glimpse... so I can't properly review this unless/until I've read the entire thing.I will say that the little I was able to read certainly had my curiosity piqued! No rating, because I don't rate previews.
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    As a huge fan of the walking dead television show, but new to the world of graphic novels, I eagerly picked this one up. Who doesn't want to learn of Negan's origins? I enjoyed the art, the story arc, and pretty much everything about it. But then it ended before I was ready to put it down. Too short! Thank you to Image Comics for providing a review copy.
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  • Laura Bettencourt
    January 1, 1970
    Really shortIt was good to find out more about Negan but It was so short I was hoping for more !
  • Cassie-la
    January 1, 1970
    ORIGINALLY POSTED: https://bibliomantics.com/2017/09/11/...Who is The Walking Dead‘s most enigmatic villain, and how exactly did he become the psychopathic dick we love to hate? Here’s Negan collects the origin story of the man, the myth, the terrible husband, including the creation of his weapon of choice: Lucille. Rushed at times, the prequel story suffers from its original format (it was released four pages at a time over 16 months and is far too short to fully explain this complex character) ORIGINALLY POSTED: https://bibliomantics.com/2017/09/11/...Who is The Walking Dead‘s most enigmatic villain, and how exactly did he become the psychopathic dick we love to hate? Here’s Negan collects the origin story of the man, the myth, the terrible husband, including the creation of his weapon of choice: Lucille. Rushed at times, the prequel story suffers from its original format (it was released four pages at a time over 16 months and is far too short to fully explain this complex character), but won me over with some great Negan one-liners.
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  • Douglas Castagna
    January 1, 1970
    I started reading this in the monthly format which grew far too tedious a task. I decided to wait until it was compiled into one volume, that was what I read and what I am reviewing. I did like learning a bit about Negan. I liked the backstory and his "becoming" but was left with a feeling of, "that's it?" and thought that it really did not make a difference if I read it or not. Granted I did like finding out what he did, what kind of man he was and the like but it was not really enough for a ch I started reading this in the monthly format which grew far too tedious a task. I decided to wait until it was compiled into one volume, that was what I read and what I am reviewing. I did like learning a bit about Negan. I liked the backstory and his "becoming" but was left with a feeling of, "that's it?" and thought that it really did not make a difference if I read it or not. Granted I did like finding out what he did, what kind of man he was and the like but it was not really enough for a character as dynamic as he is. In fact if there was never an original story it would have made the same difference to me.
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  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    Negan's origin really kind of undercuts the power of the character. Reading this after Volume 28, where Negan refers to his early days in a little less direct a fashion, I was disappointed by the discrepancy by what I had pictured and what actually happened. Yes, seeing Negan dealing with normal society is interesting (and shows how his skills and personality are actually rewarded in the zombie world), but the story is so... banal. I understand that was kind of the point, but it still doesn't si Negan's origin really kind of undercuts the power of the character. Reading this after Volume 28, where Negan refers to his early days in a little less direct a fashion, I was disappointed by the discrepancy by what I had pictured and what actually happened. Yes, seeing Negan dealing with normal society is interesting (and shows how his skills and personality are actually rewarded in the zombie world), but the story is so... banal. I understand that was kind of the point, but it still doesn't sit well with me.
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  • Sebastien
    January 1, 1970
    It was ok but after following with this, after reading the excellent volume 28 ,I was a bit overhyped .In 72 pages kirkman does not goes deep enough and it feels more like a little extra than full blown origin story.Maybe the fact it was a hardcover with less pages costing more than the regular trade paperback,did't help,but it is still a must for any fan of the comics.
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  • Sean Kottke
    January 1, 1970
    A solid back story for TWD's biggest Big Bad, although it's better in the month by month format of its original serialized release than one quick binge. He starts out sympathetic, but his transformation zips by too quickly in omnibus form.
  • Katherine
    January 1, 1970
    Finally!I've always wanted to know what Negan did before the zombie outbreak. I wish we got a little more when it came to how he rose to power though. Hopefully they're writing more.
  • Travis Hutch Belushi
    January 1, 1970
    Negan's backstory. If we followed Negan from the start we would probably be in his side over Rick Grimes. A lovely little bonus this backstory into The Walking Dead's most popular character. Who are you? I AM NEGAN!
  • XO
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 and it didn't add much. Unless you are a crazy fun, skip it.
  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    I guess I just wanted it to be more than just what it was.. it seemed to rush along, lacking the development and pauses that make the main book so wonderful
  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    This proves the point that if we have followed Negan from the beginning, we would love him and hate Rick Grimes. Is it to much to ask to expand and keep making new ones...every...single...month.
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