The exciting new footage from AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 7 trailer at Comic-Con has certainly whetted the appetites of fans mere months after the tumultuous teaser of a cliffhanger in the April 3 Season 6 finale, “Last Day on Earth,” left them more sour than lemon-soaked rhubarb.
The suspenseful season-closing sequence made a mystery of which member of the group led by Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes got treated as a watermelon to Negan’s Gallagher. However, a recent interview "slip" by Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan suggests (with a huge grain of salt) that the show might just pull a fast one on fans of Robert Kirkman’s originally inspiring The Walking Dead comic book series by not having said victim be Glenn, as destiny seemingly decreed since the incident originally occurred in Issue #100 of the comic in 2012.
Thus, our secret word for the day is “swap,” since the television show sometimes chooses to swap characters out when adapting sequences analogous from the comic book series. While we’ll have to wait until the Season 7 premiere on Oct. 23 to find out if showrunner Scott Gimple and company did, indeed, swap out the head-bashed victim of Negan’s barbed-wire baseball bat “Lucille,” we figured it was a good time to look back on other notable comic book sequence swaps throughout the history of The Walking Dead on television.