Joe Stephens is a character in the fan comic Digimon: Epic Adventures. He replaces Taichi "Tai" Kamiya. His partner is Sonicmon. He is a fan of Digimon videogames.
Early Days in Digiworld
Joe and his sister Val wake up one morning in the real world. and see that an egg is under Joe's Nintendo DS. Val and Joe get the egg, and take care of it. It turns out to be Spikymon, Sonicmon's baby form. Spikymon later tells Joe to come with him to Digiworld. After breakfast, Spikymon leads Joe to a portal to Digiworld. It tells Joe "let's play hide and seek." and Joe plays with it, letting it evolve into Hedgiemon.