Deciding to reveal a popular villain’s backstory is a tricky task, just ask George Lucas. Star Wars fans are still divided over the fact that they got to watch Anakin Skywalker grow up to become Darth Vader. And although The Walking Dead takes place in a galaxy far, far away from Tatooine, when it was announced that Negan’s backstory was going to be explained, fans of the undead were worried. The concern wasn’t that Robert Kirkman (writer) and Charlie Adlard (artist) couldn’t put together a compelling story. The concern was that knowing too much about Negan could kill his appeal faster than a baseball bat to the skull.
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