Maggie Greene gets the jump on Negan as he was in the process of making a new version of Lucille. Maggie still hates Negan for killing her husband Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead #100. Since then, Negan has been imprisoned by Rick Grimes and the former leader of the Saviours has had time to reflect on his wrong doings. Doesn’t mean he’s completely changed – he still has a filthy mouth and a penchant for murder. But everything’s he’s done after escaping his prison has been to the benefit of the community of survivors. Negan was especially useful in the Whisperer War when he killed the leader of the Whisperers, Alpha, and saving Rick Grimes when Alexandria was assaulted.
I’ve been personally invested in Negan’s redemption and I was scared at this issue. He seemed like he was slowly descending back to his old persona when he started creating Lucille the bat again. When Maggie confronted him at gun point, I was on edge thinking the next panel I’d see is Negan overpowering Maggie and killing her.
Thank goodness this ended the way it ended.
From – The Walking Dead #174