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

"Whatever... whatever, man... it’s your show... I just work here."
—Sam to Martínez after being relieved of guard duty.[src]

Sam Curtis is a character first encountered in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is a guard living in Woodbury. He is described as "hardly out of his teens, with a spindly body decked out in hip-hop regalia, and a headband drawn around his Jheri curls". He also looks "slightly stoned and more than a little paranoid".


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

At some point after the outbreak began, Sam became a guard in Woodbury.

The Fall of the Governor - Part One


Main Article: Sam Curtis (Comic Series)

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 Martínez jumping the fence and Michonne splitting from the group.

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two


Sam goes on a supply run for fuel, along with Gus Strunk, Rudy Warburton, Matthew Hennesey and Raymond Hilliard.

Main Article: Sam Curtis (Comic Series)

Sam is apart of a four-man squad led by Bruce Cooper that were sent to sweep the parking lot of the Wal-Mart near Woodbury after the nearby National Guard Station is blown up by the prison survivors. Sam's corpse is discovered along with Bruce and two other men by the Governor when he, Gabe, Gus and Rudy find the scene of the shooting. Brian prevents Bruce from reanimating and then the party leaves Sam, and the other corpses behind.


Killed By

While investigating the Wal-Mart after the nearby National Guard Station explosion, Sam is killed in a shootout along with Bruce and two other guards.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people




Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part One


The Fall of the Governor - Part Two



  • 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.