gisco wrote:No, I have not read the comic book. I do have a little bit of an over view of what direction the comic books have taken and know the show doesn't exactly follow along with it.
Wonder how the spin off in LA will work out? The story will be completely new not something that follows the comics.
Yeah. . I'm excited for the LA spin off. . something Kirkman has refused to do in the comics -- he wants to just focus on the main characters.
as to the Show vs the comic, the basic arc of the show has followed the comic VERY closely. .what hasn't followed is the fates of the characters. Some died in different ways or different situations, some have NOT dies (there are several in the show that are dead in the comic, and vice versa). . and then there are the characters that were created for the show.
I won't spoil, but I will say that of all the characters on the show right now? only 6 are still alive in the comics, and in the comic there are two characters who are alive who the show killed off a while ago.
I take it you've seen the premiere? The character who died last week never made it out of the prison setting in the comic.
SPOILER from the comic below. . tho not a major one. .
anyways, Kirkman in the comic killed off the Governor pretty early after introducing him, and he obviously felt he did the comic a dis-service by removing such a big "bad" from the storyline. So he created a very "similar". . tho much more evil character named "Negan" who showed up just before a comic storyline called "All out War"
so yeah. . .I'll put money on it that we have just seen the first evidence of Negan existing in the TV universe.
I'll be absolutely shocked if he shows up this season. . I'm figuring teases and hints thruout the rest of the season, with maybe a big reveal of something terrible done for the finale. . .but the character and his supporters (army) seem to be the seeds planted for that character to show up.