Sunday's Service episode of The Walking Dead (Season 7 Episode 4) was one of the most comic book accurate episodes of the entire series. It proved that the AMC series is at its best when it follows the work of Robert Kirkman laid out on the pages of Skybound/Image comic books.
Not only was Negan's dialogue at times word for word ripped from the pages of the graphic novels, but the events of the episode and - more importantly - the events they are setting up are almost completely on par. It looks like some iconic deaths, intense moments, and scary decisions experienced by comic book readers when the Negan story published in 2012 will soon be realized on television.
Over the next few slides, we are going to run through some of the iconic comic book story lines which were set up in Negan's arrival at Alexandria.
"There are some great moments from the comic books that we're going to get a chance to experience," executive producer Greg Nicotero told ComicBook.com. "To me it feels like we may be a little closer in nature to certain beats in the graphic novel than we have in the past, but that could just be my interpretation of it."
Of course, that does mean all comic book spoilers are fair game which likely lays out spoilers for the TV series. You've been warned.