This article is about the Deputy Governor of the Commonwealth. You may be looking for the TV Series character or the actor.
"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 and respected job and/or was upper class.


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

New World Order

When Lance encounters 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.

The Rotten Core

Lance tells Michonne what happened as to why some of the soldiers beat Anthony Keith and informs her she will be assigned as 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.

Lance accompanies Pamela on one of her "hunts".

Rest In Peace

When Mercer tries to rally the Commonwealth Military to overthrow the Governor, Lance enters the room with armed guards and tells Mercer that Pamela will be very disappointed in him. Lance is later seized by Mercer's men after the latter escapes from jail. Mercer questions him about Pamela's whereabouts, but Lance tells him that he doesn't know the Governor's location.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Lance has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people



  • Lance is the first member of the Commonwealth to be encountered without any form of their signature armor on.
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Alexandria Safe-Zone
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Unknown Location Kapoor
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