The Walking Dead Season 7, Ep. 1 | Airs Oct. 23 We've been on pins and needles since we first heard Negan was going to appear on AMC's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. The charismatic maniac has been a fan favorite since his first appearance in issue 100. But the delight we've found in Negan has not been without controversy. After all, when we first met the leader of the survivor group known as The Saviors, he was using his beloved baseball bat to turn one of our favorite characters' head inside out.