Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Corporate Synergy Or Unintentional Synchronicity Edition

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My recent review of The Walking Dead comic started a chain of thought in my head about current events in the television version of Rick Grimes and company’s story.  To wit, I’m finding it most interesting to examine the comic book’s characterization of Negan, and how he occupies a similar narrative role to the TV version of The Governor (a sinister counterpart to Rick, with similar goals regarding the safety of his people, though not sharing Rick’s moral stance).  Though there is some variance in how the tale is being told, the paranoid part of my brain wonders if there hasn’t been an effort to bring the two character takes in line for reader/viewer cross-pollination purposes.

 

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also finds Negan’s verbal tics overdone and insufferable, but that’s another matter entirely, asking: Is the character of Negan just another iteration of The Governor?