"I don't want to talk to anyone but you... and I'll extend you the same courtesy. If we're building trust... Needs to be just us. I'm not going to expect you to be here every day. But around this time, I'll try to check in every day.You do the same. If anyone else on here... Our trust is gone. So only you. Understand? Over."
—Stephanie to Eugene Porter finishing the talk.[src]

Stephanie is a character first encountered in Issue 176 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. She is a member of the Commonwealth.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Stephanie's life before or as the outbreak began.



At some point, Stephanie joined the Commonwealth and became a radio operator.

Call To Arms

Stephanie talks to Eugene daily as they attempt to build trust between each other. Eugene tells her about the Whisperer conflict and the upcoming war. He tells her how Alpha marked the border and that she killed Rosita, his wife. Stephanie is shocked and offers her condolences, and out of sympathy, trust and courtesy she tells him her name.

The Whisperer War

Stephanie and Eugene continue to talk. Eugene tells her that Alexandria is preparing for war. Stephanie believes that her community are past the days of violence and have no problems where they live. Eugene admits that he trusts her and reveals the location of Alexandria. Stephanie, who still doesn't fully trust Eugene yet reluctantly says that she and her group are in Ohio, then warns him that they "better not be evil".

A Certain Doom

Stephanie is heard through the radio asking if Eugene is still there, but with Siddiq answering much to her surprise. She didn't respond to him after that.

Lines We Cross

Eugene attempts to contact Stephanie again at first she is mad because Siddiq answered her, breaking their agreement. After Eugene pleads with her she agrees to talk to Rick, after talking with him she agrees for both communities to meet and gives them a place.

New World Order

As Eugene and company are lead into the Commonwealth Stephanie spots Eugene and attempts to speak to him, but is stopped by Lance. He doesn't allow her or Eugene to speak to each other.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Stephanie has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Eugene Porter

"I'm sorry, they wouldn't let me go to the meet. I was so worried-- I'm glad you got here. This place has it's flaws, but... we'll talk after your orientation-- Okay? "
—Stephanie first physically meeting Eugene[src]

Eugene is the first person Stephanie encountered through the radio in Issue 151 after a long time. After they weren't trusting each other at first they he told her about their fight with the Whisperers, Rosita etc. and they told each other their settlements. The two continue to bond after Eugene arrives at the Commonwealth and meets her in person, eventually starting a relationship after she kisses him.

Lance Hornsby

Stephanie and Lance appear to have a poor relationship. While Stephanie was authorized to use a radio, she was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Commonwealth, nor to invite people to come find the community, for this Lance is very mad at Stephanie as he doesn't allow her to speak to Eugene or anyone from the group, until they are cleared by Pamela Milton.

Rick Grimes

Stephanie and Rick have a neutral relationship having only spoken over radio and not in person. While she trusts Eugene it is unclear how she feels about Rick.



  • Stephanie is the first character in the Comic Series to be introduced in a voice only role.
  • In Issue 176, Stephanie is shown to be Caucasian-American, but in Issue 178, she is African-American.
    • In the Letter Hacks for Issue 179, Sean admits that her skin tone "was off" in Issue 176 and that she is indeed African-American.

Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudithJeffrey
Grant County ShaneReggie
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta Camp SophiaAndreaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Prison Newcomers MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaSaulHapMariannePennyCaesarScott
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneGabrielRositaAbraham
The Marauders CraigAndy
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
The Scavengers CarlosPatrickSandraDerekLiam
Hilltop Colony PaulEduardoEarlHarlanBriannaJohnnyAlexMarco
The Saviors DwightTaraJohnMarkGavinLauraChristopherNegan
The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshuaMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
The Commonwealth StephanieSamuelsFrostLanceMaxwellPamelaGeorge
Greenville ClorisCurtis
Barcelona Claudia
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
Animals ApplePeach PitButtonsShiva
Walkers Front
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