Image Comics and Skybound are collecting the backstory of one of The Walking Dead’s most terrifying characters into a hardcover.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan! collects the backstory for the polarizing psychopath Negan, which was serialized in the publisher’s monthly magazine Image+ (see "Image Plans Monthly Magazine").  The hardcover will be in stores on October 4 at an MSRP of $19.99.

The Walking Dead has been a verifiable phenomenon, and even 160+ issues in, it is a reliably strong seller (see "Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2017").  Negan first appeared in issue #100.  The character, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, figured prominently in season 7 of the TV series based on the hit comic (see "The 'Walking Dead' Season 7 Comic-Con Trailer").