"Yeah, that's the thing. We can't have people losing faith in our officers... or the protection they provide... or our judgement in arming them. (...) I want you to defend the officers involved... prove they did nothing wrong. This is not a request."
—Lance assigning Michonne her first case.[src]

Lance Hornsby is a character first encountered in Issue 175 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a book keeper for the Commonwealth. He is a man prideful of his community, though this makes him somewhat vain.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Lance's life prior to or as the outbreak began. It is possible he lived in or near Ohio at the start of the outbreak. Given his high ranking in the Commonwealth, it is probable that he had a well-paying job and/or was upper class.


Lance along with group of soldiers head out to met Eugene.

New World Order

When Lance encounter Eugene and his group, he questions them. To his annoyance Eugene wasn't going to answer any questions and demanded to see Stephanie. Lance gives in to Eugene and design to take him and his group to The Commonwealth.

He later offers Michonne a job in the Commonwealth as a lawyer.

Volume 31

Lance tells Michonne what happened as to why some of the soldiers beat Anthony Keith and informs her she will be incharge of being the defense lawyer for them. Later that night he lets Michonne know that Anthony died.

After the riots ended, he is later seen being reprimanded by Pamela for letting things fall apart while he was in charge and is about to be demoted.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Lance has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people


Comic Series

Volume 30: New World Order

Volume 31


  • Lance is the first member of the Commonwealth to be encountered without any form of their signature armor on.
Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudithJeffrey
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta SophiaAndreaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaMatthewHapMariannePennyCaesarScottWesDennyLouJamesonJaredSmittyTomRedBrianAliceGusGabrielRudyDanielRaymondJamesBruceCurtisSamStevensEugeneHarold
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneGabrielRositaAbraham
The Marauders CraigAndy
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
The Scavengers CarlosPatrickSandraDerekLiam
Hilltop Colony PaulEduardoEarlHarlanBriannaJohnnyAlexMarcoHershelDanteWesleyRollandBrianWesLouieSamuelBrandonMortonOscarLarryKenTammyGregoryDougKalEthan
The Sanctuary DwightNeganTaraJohnMarkGavinLauraChristopherMartinAngelaToryGeorgieRichSandraJohnSherryAmberCarsonDonnieMikeDavisGaryDavidConnorSeth
The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshuaMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
The Commonwealth StephanieSamuelsFrostLanceMaxwellPamelaGeorgeMattElodieKaylaSebastianMercerJeromeRufusAnthony
Greenville ClorisCurtis
Barcelona Claudia
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
Animals ApplePeach PitButtonsShiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.