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This article is about the comic book character. For other pages with the same name, see: Jeffrey

"Tell him... Tell him his kid brother was sorry... He never got to pay him back... For all the times he stood up for me... Tell Rick... I'm sorry I never got to be... The knight in shining armor... But at least I got to meet one. "
—Jeff's message for Rick he tells Claudia to deliver.[src]

Jeffrey Grimes, better known as Jeff, is the protagonist of Image Comics' The Walking Dead: The Alien. He is the younger brother of Rick Grimes, and is also the same age as his brother's wife, Lori Grimes. Before the outbreak, he and Lori were good friends, and he indirectly caused Rick and Lori to meet.


Location Unknown

Not much is known about Jeffrey's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was born in 1971. He apparently broke an ankle while in elementary school. This event caused Rick to be beaten up by his peers, for attempting to stick up for Jeff. It was also revealed that he was Lori's best friend in high school, and was indirectly responsible for Lori meeting Rick. Feeling out of place at home, he began working some construction gigs after finishing college in an effort to save up money to begin travelling. He decided to travel to Barcelona first, due to his love for the book Homage to Catalonia, but was informed soon after arriving that Rick had been shot while on duty and fallen into a coma. Jeff tried to return home, but was unable to leave due to a quarantine that had recently been instated.


Barcelona, Spain

While sleeping atop an abandoned building, Jeff is awakened by the sound of a young boy trying to escape a horde of zombies. After failing to reach the boy in time to save him, Jeff is attacked by one of the zombies, and is saved by a woman dressed in a suit of armor. Introducing herself as Claudia, the woman explains to Jeff that he has something she wants, and invites him back to her apartment.

After arriving at her apartment, Claudia explains to Jeff that she wants to accompany him back to the United States, as there have been rumors that the U.S. government had found a way to contain the zombie outbreak. She explains that she intends to sail to Ibiza, where an acquaintance of hers will fly them to the United States. Jeff points out that there are hundreds of zombies between them and the harbor, but Claudia reveals her intention to use the sewers to navigate, and tells Jeff that he will have until the following morning to decide if he wants to accompany her.

The next morning, Jeff, armed with a mace for protection, accompanies Claudia through the sewers. After emerging at the harbor, the two board a boat and begin to depart. However, a zombie concealed on the boat takes them by surprise and knocks Claudia into the water. An alarmed Jeff jumps in after them, and distracts the zombie as Claudia takes off the armor that is weighing her down. After returning to the boat, it is revealed that Jeff has been bitten. Expecting to die soon, Jeff gives Claudia a message to give to Rick, but dies before he is able to give her any information that might actually help her find Rick.


Killed By

After departing in a boat, a walker concealed on it takes them by surprise and knocks Claudia into the water. An alarmed Jeff jumps in after them, and distracts the walker as Claudia takes off the armor that is weighing her down. However, Jeff is bitten on his left leg.

  • Claudia (Before Reanimation, Assumed, Off-Panel)

It can be assumed that Claudia made sure he didn't reanimate.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Jeffrey has killed:


Rick Grimes

Rick is Jeff's older brother by two years. As a child, Jeffrey acquired a limp for a period because of some accident and Rick frequently fought with those who teased him in order to protect his younger brother. He often lost these fights.

Lori Grimes

Jeff and Lori were friends in high school. Jeff was the one who introduced Lori to Rick at a party. Jeff rarely came to visit after she and Rick were married, hinting that Jeff might have had a crush on Lori.

Carl Grimes

Carl remembers his uncle, but nothing more has been told of him by Rick.


"I'm sorry I never got to be... The knight in shining armor... But at least I got to meet one."
—Jeffrey, naming Claudia his "knight in shining armor."[src]

The two met in Barcelona after the apocalypse, and in the short period of time they knew each other, formed a strong bond, as he went to great lengths to save her life, being bitten and infected in the process.


Comic Series



Comic Specials Characters
Free Comic Book Day Special MichonneTyreeseChrisJulieMorganDuaneBrianMeganBobTerryMikeScott
The Alien ClaudiaJeffrey
Here's Negan NeganDwightSherryTaraAngelaGeorgieRichSandraJohnMartinAmberJohnToryJoshPaulJeremyLucille
Negan Lives LucyDerickBarry
Clementine Lives ClementineA.J.
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Cynthiana GilroyStevensBicycle GirlMrs. Jones
Rural Georgia FatherMotherSonDaughter
Woodbury MatthewSoldier 1Soldier 2Soldier 3Victims
Post-Prison Survivors Survivor
Ford Family DaughterBethSon
Alexandria Safe-Zone Guard 1Guard 2DavidResidentAlexWesleyDelbertWendyNathanielFatherCharlesBetsyMr. OrsonMrs. OrsonBethCarterJessicaBarnesRichards
The Scavengers Scavenger 1Scavenger 2
Hilltop Colony MandyCrystalNellSonGuardRichardArnoldAndyDavid
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The Kingdom Resident 2DonaldMartinResident 1
Slade County Retirement Home MichelleAubreyTed
Hawthorne Family SonHusbandDominicColette
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The Commonwealth AdityaLaurenJudgeReceptionistKid 1Kid 2Kid 3FriendWaitressResident 1Resident 2Resident 3Resident 4JudgeRioter 1Rioter 2Soldier 1
Greenville MotherSisterBrother
Miscellaneous ThiefJeffreyLucilleAssailantErmaFather
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