Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn
It's hard to imagine how the events of this issue must have felt for Rick. Over the years, we've seen him swallow many a bitter pill, as his decisions and mistakes have led to the deaths of many characters that have been important to him. Still, this issue must have been a rough one.
Negan shows up at the gates with a large force of his Saviors. He's there to pick the gated community where Rick and his people live clean, as per his new agreement with Rick. His forces help themselves to mattresses, medicines (just the good stuff), and who knows what else, while Negan basically struts around like he's cock of the walk.
Most of the issue is given over to this debasement, but thankfully, Kirkman does give us two scenes towards the beginning of the issue that tell us what is really going on.
As always, this comic is an excellent read.