While the ghost of Steven Yeun's Glenn Rhee still haunts AMC's The Walking Dead, some forget that one of the show's greatest moments was pulled directly from the comic books of the same name. Now original The Walking Dead comic book artist #TonyMoore has shared his views on how Glenn should've shuffled off this mortal coil, if he, Moore, had been given the chance to direct it.
Glenn's goodbye famously game in the 100th issue of #RobertKirkman's comics, but it was artist Charlie Adlard who got the honor of drawing the scene in question to craft Glenn's death panel. Moore may have parted ways with Image Comics' series in 2004 — long before the 100th issue — but it hasn't stopped him putting pen to paper about how he would've done it.
Taking to Instagram, Moore posted his violent vision of Glenn's demise, which is also available to buy off his stall at Boston Comic-Con:
As great fan service to those who have stuck with the show and the comics, Moore's artwork isn't actually too dissimilar to the finished product that Adlard put into print. Who can forget that haunting image of Glenn's eye bulging out that was also brilliantly recreated for the live-action version? The only major difference here is that Moore's style is in keeping with the early days of the series and slightly more cartoonish.
For those who have been avoiding the zombie apocalypse, Glenn fell victim to the nefarious Negan and his modified weapon of choice: a baseball bat named Lucille. Glenn from the comics and the show had the grey matter knocked from his skull like a human piñata in front of his fellow survivors. Not only one of the most violent moments to grace the blood-soaked pages of Kirkman's comics, Glenn's wire-wrapped head-basher was beautifully splashed all over our screens in the Season 7 premiere on AMC.
Some may have called the baseball bat scene "too violent" for television, but after the brave Abraham Ford bowed out in style, Glenn and his mushy melon soon followed suit. Consistently boasting being the most viewed show on network television, #TheWalkingDead must be doing something right. Although Season 7 saw a slight dip in ratings, starting with the deaths of Glenn and Abraham certainly wasn't a swing and a miss for Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple.
The Walking Dead has always been known for is violence, but the question is where do we actually go from here? While there are plenty of gory stories told in both versions of Kirkman's end of the world saga, Glenn's death is permanently etched on our minds as the ultimate act of savagery. It only makes sense that the likes of Kirkman, Adlard, and even Moore hold it dear to their hearts. Now, as we head to the 100th episode of the show, who knows how the dynamic duo will try and top the centenary celebration from the comics.
Check out Glenn's death scene from Season 7 of The Walking Dead below:
Did you like how Glenn's death was portrayed on the show?