Fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” have been speculating non-stop about a new villain since the fall of the cannibals at Terminus, but it might not be comic book bad guy Negan. Despite the rumors that Negan, the leader of the Saviors, would become the new antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the survivors, new theories are pointing towards “The Whisperers” as the next big bad.
So, who are “the Whisperers”? Fans of Robert Kirkman’s “Walking Dead” comic book series will definitely recognize the name of the frightening group of humans. The Whisperers were first introduced in the fourth part of Volume 22: “A New Beginning,” Issue 130, which was released on Aug. 13. In the issue, a survivor named Marco was rescued from the woods. The man was disturbed, suffering greatly while trying to escape from walkers with his injured friend, Ken. But despite his traumatic experience, Marco insisted on one thing – the zombies were talking.
As “Walking Dead” fans know, zombies can’t talk. So how did Marco hear the walkers whispering? Marco wasn’t hearing things and the zombies did not evolve. The survivor had stumbled across a group of humans who wear the skin of walkers on their face in order to blend in.