I very much appreciated the story telling in this issue. I enjoyed Father Garbriel's death, pretty much what you would expect from his character pre-whispers. He had one job, and he choked and well. . . this was proabably my favorite death.
I thought the pacing worked well between the action scenes and the different communities. The Kingdom is still an ally, but for how long with the power struggle. Seaside seems stretched thin, and the Saviors have made their decision. Is Sherry their leader? The Hilltop and Alexandria are all in, and what they heck is Eugene up to? I think he's got some ideas for weapon specifically made to combat the Whispers.
In this issue we got to see Michonne riding horseback with a machine gun! That was bad ass!, and yeah, Jesus did a back flip off of a horse into a horde of undead and Whispers, but I'm okay with that because that just who his character is!
But my favorite part of the entire issue had to be those last three pages. Beta McTwoKnive slashing, sneaking, lurking and taunting from behind zombies, only to be fall to Negan.
And finally, even though I really like how far Negan has come ( and he did have some pretty good lines in this one) I'm afraid that he might be the next of our A List character to bite the big one. Damn, he gets a gun, has his "chance" to kill Dwight, doesn't, saves Dwight and then delivers that final line. . . I do believe that he's a goner.
I think Kirkman has brought Negan's story full circle. I just hope I'm satisfied with his death, because I really do like Negan.