Religion: not determined yet
First Appearance: The Walking Dead #3 (Dec. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 3"
NOTE: This is our current best assessment of the first appearance of this character, but this has been flagged in our database as uncertain.
Number of Appearances: 2
Teams/Affiliations: Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
Enemy of: zombies
Family/Relative: Andrea (sister)
Occupation: college student
Note: Andrea's sister; P.E. Major before killed by zombie
We have seen a few secondary indexing sources which indicate that Amy appears in this issue. This is incorrect. In the first panel on the last page (page 22) in this issue, a blonde woman appears in the background. Her face can hardly be seen, but her outfit (a sweater and collar shirt) can be discerned. In the next issue, Rick Grimes is introduced to the sisters Amy and Andrea. In this issue (#3) and subsequent issues, it can be seen that it is Andrea, and not Amy, who is wearing this outfit.
Amy does not appear at all in The Walking Dead #2. She first appears in issue #2. A tiny image of Andrea appears in one panel in The Walking Dead #2.
BELOW: Dale talks to Rick and Shane about his living situation with Amy and Andrea, pointing out that he's not doing anything with them, despite Donna's suspicions and religious objections: Whatever Donna might suspect is happening in Dale's RV, it seems unlikely at this point that her suspicions are correct. Dale, whose wife died about 6 to 7 weeks previous, is indeed living with two young women (Amy, who is 19, and Andrea who is 26). But he tells Rick and Shane that they're "not doing anything" (meaning that they are not doing any sexual, i.e., fornication, which is Donna's apparent concern).
Rick: Lori tells me Donna just won't shut up about you and the girls living together in that camper. She started right after we got back from target practice a couple days ago and hasn't let up since. Pretty much the only thing she's talked to me about since I let Carl start practicing with us.
Dale: Donna ain't shown a lick of gratitude for my saving her life. I don't see how Allen puts up with her.
Shane: Those poor boys... Think about how she's going to be raising them twins.
Rick: Y'know, I figure you've earned the right to have two pretty young women keep you company. Without all your camping gear, we'd be screwed.
Dale: C'mon guys... I'm not doing anything with those girls. To be honest, I'm an old man... My plumbing ain't what it used to be. It's just-- after losing my wife not two months ago... It's nice having them around. They keep the place clean... Remind me of what it was like with her around.
Rick: You don't have to explain yourselves to us... It's your business. Donna's just an old housewife who doesn't have soap operas to keep her small mind occupied. Don't let her get to you.
Source: The Walking Dead #5 (Feb. 2004): "Days Gone Bye, Part 5", pg. 8, panels 1-5. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: sexual morality; judging others; Rick Grimes; Dale Horvath; Amy; Andrea; Shane Walsh; Donna
BELOW: Donna asks Amy to not use bad language in front of the kids: Donna once again exhibits hints at her religious nature when she warns Amy to not use bad language in front of the kids. Amy uses the expression "damn right," which may seem mild by some standards, but based on her religious values, Donna finds even this unacceptable.
Donna: Don't worry. Amy and Andrea are going to watch the kids.
Carol: Anything to get out of laundry duty.
Amy: You're damn right!
Donna: Not in front of the kids.
Amy: Oh, bite me!
Source: The Walking Dead #3 (Dec. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 3", pg. 10, panels 5-6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: vulgar language; Christian (denomination unknown); Amy; Donna
BELOW: After Andrea's sister Amy is killed by zombies, the survivors bury her and mark her grave with a simple cross made from sticks: Andrea kneels at her sister's grave site throughout the simple funeral ceremony the survivors conduct.
Source: The Walking Dead #6 (Mar. 2004): "Days Gone Bye, Part 6", pg. 1-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: cross; kneeling; Amy; Andrea
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