Posted by Sam Plank @samplank
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Sam Plank

In the immortal (and NSFW) words of Lawrence from Office Space:

F**kin' A, The Walking Dead. You really know how to break a heart.

Death has always been around every corner of the TWD universe. It can happen when you least expect it, it could happen to who you never expected it to happen to, and it will happen in a way you never thought possible. Whether or not you're watching it on AMC or flipping through the comics, it can hit you like a barbed wire baseball bat.

Before we get too deep, heed this warning:

Comic book spoilers, to be specific.

Thanks to AMC coming out with their latest sneak peek for #TheWalkingDeadSeason7, I'm in the mood to talk about walkers.

Specifically, the comic book variety. The deaths in the show have been gut-wrenching, but the deaths in the comics have a particular way of punching you right in the feels. Not only because you just read about a favorite character biting the dust, but you know that their days on the show now could be very, very numbered, as well.

As some of you may know, in the last issue of The Walking Dead (number 158), good ol' love-him-but-hate-him Gabriel bought the farm. Here's the particularly gruesome panel where he becomes a hanging walker snack.

Holy crap, what a way to go.

But nothing you've seen or read can prepare you for the latest issue, number 159, available on comic book stores everywhere, and what death occurs inside its pages.

How can I break this to you, in a manner that would make Negan proud? It has to involve body parts, and a really bad joke...

I have it: This death will leave you mourning wood.

Get it? See, because...

Lucille Is Dead!

There you have it. It is truly the end of an era. If you want to see her last beating, here are the panels leading up to her demise:

Negan gives Beta, the leader of The Whisperers, a beat-down during their war.

But what's this?

Lucille broke! I bet Glenn would have been JEALOUS...why couldn't it have broken for him like that, say, after the first whack? Negan, of course, reacts in a manner only fitting...

And you get an absolutely epic “NOOOOO!” scream. Just like in the movies!

I'm temporarily converting the comments section into a counseling area, for whoever needs to talk about their feelings during this devastatingly devastating time. I'm there for every last one of you.

The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres on Sunday, October 23.