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Encyclopedia > Harvey Bullock (comics)

This article is about the DC Comics character. For the real life TV-movie writer, please see Harvey Bullock (writer). This article is about the real life TV-movie writer. ...

Harvey Bullock


Cover to Gotham Central #22.
Art by Michael Lark. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (520x789, 153 KB)Promotional cover art to Gotham Central #22, by Michael Lark. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics #441 (June 1974)
Created by Doug Moench
Characteristics
Full name Harvey Bullock
Affiliations GCPD, Checkmate
Supporting
character of
Batman

Harvey Bullock is a fictional character from DC Comics' Batman titles named after real life television writer Harvey Bullock. Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths, Bullock was originally a crooked detective under instructions from Gotham City's Mayor Hamilton Hill to sabotage Commissioner Gordon's career. His method of doing so was to pretend to be exceedingly clumsy, thereby spoiling whatever Gordon was trying to do, seemingly accidentally. After inadvertently giving Gordon a heart attack, Bullock turned over a new leaf. His character later developed into a well-meaning cop who (probably) was exceedingly clumsy, similar to the later animated version. Subsequent to this, he was a Bishop in the spy organization Checkmate DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... Doug Moench, born February 23, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, is a comic book writer. ... The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ... Checkmate is a covert operations agency within the DC Comics universe. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... This article is about the real life TV-movie writer. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Gotham Citys skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie. ... James Worthington Jim Gordon is a supporting character in DC Comics Batman series. ... Checkmate is a covert operations agency within the DC Comics universe. ...


Post-Crisis, Bullock was perhaps the most controversial police officer in the Gotham City Police Department. His colleagues in the Major Crimes Unit will swear up and down that he is a good cop, despite his reputation for taking bribes, police brutality, and ties to organized crime being on the top. However, he also has elements of the earlier character including a fondness for doughnuts and a hidden sentimental streak. He displayed his integrity as one of the police officers who stayed in Gotham City during the No Man's Land incident. A police officer is a person who works for a police force. ... The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ... Bribery is the practice of offering a professional money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics in a variety of professions. ... Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Cover to Batman: No Mans Land Vol. ...


Bullock has also been one of Batman's biggest foes on the GCPD, but has not gone to the extremes that others have to apprehend the vigilante. His last partner on the GCPD was Renee Montoya. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... A vigilante is someone who takes enforcement of law or moral code into his or her own hands. ... Renee Montoya is a fictional character in DC Comics. ...


It is believed that Bullock is the one who gave up the location of James Gordon's shooter to the Mafia, as the shooter himself was actually in the witness protection program. Having resigned from the force following this, he appeared occasionally as a private detective in Gotham Central. The Mafia is a secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... In the United States, the Witness Protection Program (also known as WITSEC) is established by the Witness Protection Act, which in turn sets out the manner in which the U.S. Attorney General may provide for the relocation and protection of a witness or potential witness of the federal government... A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations. ... Gotham Central is a police and crime related comic book series that was published by DC Comics. ...

As part of DC's "One Year Later" Bullock has returned to the GCPD, with the understanding that he is not allowed a single mistake this time. The circumstances behind this are unknown, the only clue so far being the line, "Six months since Harvey Bullock made his discoveries." Batman and Bullock have made their peace, agreeing to give each other a second chance. One Year Later event logo. ...


Other media

His animated counterpart in Batman: The Animated Series is only vaguely similar to this persona, and is voiced by Robert Costanzo. While he is still a staunch opponent of the Batman, and has something of a gruff, tough guy exterior, he is much more benign (and closer to the later Pre-Crisis version), no doubt owing to an overall need to tone down certain elements of the Batman mythos to make them more acceptable material for a kid's show. Bullock tends to alternate slightly in his role and nature. At times, he is nothing more than an oafish, incompetent comic relief character, while other episodes show him in a more serious context as a capable detective. Many episodes blend both of these aspects. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Robert Costanzo is an American actor born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The son of actor Carmine Costanzo, Robert has an acting career spanning 30 years. ...

 The New Batman Adventures version of Harvey Bullock.
The New Batman Adventures version of Harvey Bullock.

He was featured prominently in the episode "P.O.V.", in which he and two other officers were questioned about how and why an important bust was such a colossal failure. In his recounting, the voice over contrasts with what happens on screen, the clear implication being that what we see is what really happened, while Bullock's voice over tells quite another story, one in which he is painted in a much more positive and competent light. The effect given in the series is that of an honest, if not exactly by the book, cop who "looks" like the stereotypical corrupt officer. Image File history File links Bullock1. ... Image File history File links Bullock1. ... The New Batman Adventures promotional image. ...


Although disliking Batman at first,Bullock developed a begrudging respect for the Dark Knight when Batman saved him from from a shark in "The Laughing Fish". It is also revealed that Bullock knows the existance of the Batcomputer,how Bullock gained this knowledge is unrevealed.


Bullock earned the scorn of ex-wrestler and criminal kingpin Killer Croc after Bullock sent him to prison for killing a trade union member. Croc swore revenge on Bullock, and attempted to frame him for murder in the episode "Vendetta." Killer Croc, is a fictional character in DC comics. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Revenge or vengeance consists primarily of retaliation against a person or group in response to perceived wrongdoing. ...


In "A Bullet For Bullock", directly adapted from Detective Comics #651, Bullock teams up with Batman to find out who is behind several attempts on his life. This version of Bullock later made small guest appearances in Superman: The Animated Series and Static Shock. Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ...


In the comic based on the animated series, Bullock was forced to resign after Oswald Cobblepot became mayor. As with the DCU version, he became a private detective. The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ...


It has been speculated but not confirmed that Bullock was the inspiration for the character Lt. Max Eckhardt in the 1989 Batman film. Lt. ... Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. ...


 
 

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