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Sam (Comic Series)

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Gender Male
Hair Black
Age Late 20's to mid 30's
Occupation Guard (Post-Apocalypse)
Family Unknown
First Appearance Issue 38
Last Appearance Issue 43 (Corpse)
Death Issue Issue 39
Cause of Death Shot by Andrea.
Status Dead
Series lifespan #38 to #39, #43 (Corpse)
Ethnicity African-American
Sam's Death
Sam is shot in the head by Andrea.
Sam (Comic Series) Gallery
"You killed them! YOU KILLED THEM!!"
—Sam yelling at Andrea.[src]

Sam is a character first encountered in Issue 38 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is a survivor living in Woodbury, and also a member of Bruce Cooper's four-man squad.


Location Unknown

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


Wal-Mart Shootout

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, Georgia, due to the nearby National Guard Tower being blown up by the prison survivors.

Bruce split his four-man team into two, with Sam accompanying him and two unknown 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 Curtis and the other man with her katana.

Sam witnessed the deaths of his three companions and despite Andrea ordering him to lower his gun, he instead cried out in an outburst, screaming "You killed them... YOU KILLED THEM!", before raising his gun to shoot Andrea.


Killed By

Sam was promptly killed when Andrea shot him in the head before he had time to fire his own gun, even though Sam had the chance to surrender.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.


Bruce Allan 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.


Novel Series

Comic Series

Volume 7: The Calm Before


  • In the Novel, Sam does not appear and his death is replaced by Curtis.
Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudith
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta AndreaSophiaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaHapMarianneWesDennyLou
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbraham
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
Washington, D.C. Derek
Hilltop Colony PaulGregoryEarlHarlanBriannaAlexOscarKenMarco
The Saviors DwightNeganCarsonAmberMarkSherryJohnTara
The Kingdom EzekielBenjaminMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaLukeYumikoKellyConnieBernie
The Whisperers AlphaLydiaJoshua
Animals ButtonsShiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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