WARNING: Spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead comics and (possibly) TV series. Proceed with caution.
The Walking Dead may be wrapped up for another season, but thankfully it will return to screens in October with Season 7. After Season 6 followed the comic series so faithfully, it seems likely that Season 7 will also follow its fair share of comic storylines or at least touch on them in some way, but which ones?
Below I have organized a list of seven moments from the comic series that have a real chance of being included in the first half of Season 7. Given that the Season 6 finale basically covered the events of Issue 100, I have used comic Issues 101 - 111 to compile the storylines and events that would be great to see.
Take a look at seven possible moments from the comic series that we'd love to see in the first half of Season 7:
1. Rick punching Gregory
After his first appearance on screen in Episode 11 when he grossly hit on Maggie, I think it's pretty fair to say that we all detest Gregory. Well hopefully the Hilltop "leader" (I use that term very loosely) gets his comeuppances in Season 7. In Issue 101 of the comic series Gregory gets a swift punch to the face after he displays more concern that Negan might know that Hilltop and Alexandria are working together than he does about Glenn's death. The punch was well earned, and would be awesome to see on screen.
2. Negan forcing Rick to bow down (kind of)
After the events of Issue 100 when Negan brutally kills Glenn, it appears to the residents of Alexandria that Rick Grimes has totally given into the demands of the Big Bad. In Issue 103 Negan visits the community where he mocks and terrifies the residents, and then takes most of the medical supplies from the infirmary. As he leaves the safe-zone, Negan tells Rick "in case you haven't caught on, I just slid my dick down your throat and you thanked me for it."
But wait, Rick Grimes obviously isn't about to give into Negan just like that! Thankfully a select group of Alexandrians are let in on Rick and Jesus' plan to gain intel about the Saviors group so they can plan an attack. It would be great to see how this tactic might go down on screen, with Alexandria once again doubting Rick's decisions, only to discover his true intentions.
3. Carl and Negan
This is a storyline which would fit in perfectly with the show if the one above also plays out.
Basically in the comic series, Carl, who is extremely upset by Glenn's death, is bothered by his fathers lack of action so decides to take things into his own hands. When the Saviors visit Alexandria and take the medical supplies, Carl hides in the Saviors truck and rides all the way back to their compound. After announcing his presence at the compound by killing a few Saviors, Negan takes Carl to his personal quarters and the two talk. During Carl's visit to the compound, it's also revealed that Negan irons the face of any Savior who breaks a rule (which explains Dwight's face). Let's face it, as gross as it is, it would be kind of amazing to see that scene on screen.
4. Negan's harem and the Sanctuary
After we saw one of Negan's satellite compounds in Season 6, comic fans have high hopes that Negan's main compound, a huge abandoned factory called the Sanctuary makes an appearances in Season 7 (though the name might be changed considering Terminus was famously called "a sanctuary for all" in Season 5). The compound is not only fortified by using a shield of walkers as well as cars and walls, but it also contains Negan's harem with his many scantily-clad wives.
5. Ezekiel, Shiva and the Kingdom
Aside from learning who Negan's victim in the season finale was, I think the possibility of Ezekiel and Shiva joining the cast in Season 7 has comic fans most excited. 'King' Ezekiel is first mention in Issue 107 and first appears in 108, along with his tiger, Shiva. Ezekiel and his community, The Kingdom soon become strong allies for Rick, Jesus and their communities, and are key to the plan to take down Negan. Speaking of taking down Negan....
6. Dwight switching sides
Also revealed in issue 108 is the fact that the Savior Dwight is ready to betray his leader to help Rick and co take down Negan! Given the fact that Dwight and Daryl already know each other in the TV series after the events of Season 6, Episode 6, this is a storyline from the comics which would translate extremely well.
7. Maggie preparing for Hilltop leadership
This one has been teased for awhile in the TV series, so I would be surprised if it didn't happen in Season 7. In the comics, Maggie goes to live at the Hilltop following the death of Glenn. There it becomes clear that despite Gregory being the leader of the community, it's a role he got because no one else is willing to take it on — until Maggie.