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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Novel Series. For other pages with the same name, see: Sam

"You killed them! YOU KILLED THEM!!"
—Sam yelling at Andrea.[src]

Sam Curtis is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 32 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a guard living in Woodbury.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Sam's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

Main Article: Sam Curtis (Novel Series)

This Sorrowful Life

While Martínez helps Rick's group, Stevens and Alice escape Woodbury, Sam is guarding one of the town's walls. Martínez calls him down and offers to take over his shift for him, taking his AK so that they can escape from Woodbury. Sam hands him his firearm and walks down the alley. Later, after the Governor is attacked by Michonne, it is said that Sam hung behind at the alley, and witnessed Martinez jumping the fence and Michonne splitting from the group.

The Calm Before

Sam was a member of a four-man squad led by Bruce Cooper that were sent to sweep the parking lot of the Wal-Mart near Woodbury due to the nearby National Guard Station being blown up by the prison survivors.

Bruce split his four-man team into two, with Sam accompanying him and two unnamed men investigating the vehicles in the car-park nearby. Bruce and Sam discovered the survivors present within the abandoned Wal-Mart. Bruce had ordered them to come out, which resulted in Glenn coming alone and being promptly shot by Bruce. In response, Andrea shot Bruce through the throat and Michonne sneaked up and mutilated the two other men.

Sam witnessed the deaths of his three companions and despite Andrea ordering him to lower his gun, he instead cried out in a rage, screaming "You killed them... YOU KILLED THEM!", before raising his gun and promptly being shot in the head.

Made To Suffer

During a flashback in issue 43, Sam's corpse is be seen when the Governor finds the scene of the shooting and Bruce with a gunshot wound to the neck. Brian prevents Bruce from reanimating and then the party leaves Sam, and the other corpses behind.


Killed By

After his companions are killed, Sam is given the chance to surrender but instead, as he tries to fire his gun, prompting Andrea to quickly shoot him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


Bruce Cooper

It is presumed that Bruce and Sam were friends, due to Sam's outburst after Andrea shot him, but it is possible he was just panicking after seeing people being killed in front of him.


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Appears Voice is heard
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Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • Sam is replaced by "Curtis" during the Walmart shootout in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor.
    • While this could be an error, it's also possible Sam and Curtis are the same character, as Curtis is a surname and there are many instances in the novels where a character is named, but their comic appearances differ from each other notably. This would likely be done to not introduce too many unnecessary characters and give already existing ones more activity.