Major issues: First Appearance of Negan

Hundreds of comic book characters are being portrayed in film and television, and with each new day more are being announced.

Major Issues -- a ComicBook.com original video series -- will speak to true comic book hobbyists as well as new fans in a short, fast-paced digital series featuring the first appearances of characters we all love. Each episode will feature the actual comic book, info on the creators, and the backstory on the creation and legacy of the character.

The first is our look at the introduction of Negan.

The description of the villain from Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com is quite accurate: Negan is the ruthless leader of this group who likes killing and cursing - a lot. I mean, he literally has a line where he says about 20 words and not one of them isn't the f-word, the c-word, or mother. He carries a barbed wire bat around named Lucille and Lucille is the only lady/person he treats with respect, despite enforcing a rule of no raping among his gang. She gets thirsty and he gives her blood to drink.

Origininally published in July of 2012 -- and priced at $3.99 -- the origin story was 32 pages and titled, "Something to Fear", it is now available for bid on eBay (in varying conditions) with varying price ranges based on the variant covers.

Be sure to check out our other Major Issues.