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Encyclopedia > James Gordon (comics)
Commissioner Gordon


Cover to Detective Comics #779 (Feb. 2003).
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics #27
(May, 1939)
Created by Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Characteristics
Full name James Worthington "Jim" Gordon
Supporting
character of
Batman

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In most incarnations of the Batman mythos, Gordon is the police commissioner of Batman's home of Gotham City. He shares the hero’s deep commitment of ridding the dark and corrupting city of crime. In Golden and Silver age comics and on the 1960s Batman television show, Gordon fully trusts, and is even somewhat dependent on Batman. In most modern stories, he is somewhat skeptical of Batman's vigilante method but recognizes the necessity of Batman and the two have a mutual respect and tacit friendship. He was the husband of Barbara Kean Gordon and Sarah Essen Gordon. Gordon is also the father or adopted father, depending on the continuity, of Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl and later Oracle, and James Gordon Jr. This article is about the fictional place. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Showcase #4 (Oct. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wolverine, a member of the X-Men, a popular franchise in the Modern Age, and an anti-hero, a popular character type The Modern Age of Comic Books is an informal name for the period in the history of mainstream American comic books generally considered to last from the mid... Sarah Essen Gordon is a fictional detective in DCs Batman stories, created by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ...


Gordon is an important part of the Batman mythos and has appeared in most other media adaptations of the character.

Contents

Fictional character biography

Early characterizations

In most versions of the Batman mythos, he is at one point or another depicted as Gotham City's police commissioner. He succeeded Commissioner Grogan in the rank at GCPD. Gordon frequently contacts Batman for help in solving various crimes, particularly those committed by supervillains. Because DC Comics retconned its characters' history in the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, and because of different interpretations in television and film, the details of Gordon's history vary from story to story. Look up muthos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Police Commissioner (or Commissioner of Police) is the title of the chief officer of many law enforcement agencies. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ...


In the original pre-Crisis version of his history, Gordon was a police detective who initially bitterly resented the mysterious vigilante's interference in police business. Although the Batman seemed to fight on the side of justice, his methods and phenomenal track record for stopping crimes and capturing criminals embarrassed the police by comparison. Eventually, Batman met up with Gordon and persuaded the detective that they needed each other's help. Batman was deputized and worked with Gordon as an agent of the law. 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... JUSTICE is a human rights and law reform organisation based in the United Kingdom. ...


Post-Crisis

Batman: Year One

Main article: Batman: Year One

The post-Crisis version of the character was introduced in the mid-1980s storyline Batman: Year One, written by Frank Miller. In this version, Gordon was transferred back to the city after spending more than fifteen years in Chicago. A man of integrity, Gordon found that his only ally against the mob-controlled administration was the Batman. One of the most significant differences in this version is that Batman was never deputized and Gordon's relationship with him was kept out of the public eye whenever possible. It was also added that he was a Special Forces veteran who was more than capable of hand to hand combat. Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... 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. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra), is an Italian criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ...

Cover to Batman #407, the conclusion to Year One. Art by David Mazzucchelli.
Cover to Batman #407, the conclusion to Year One. Art by David Mazzucchelli.

When Gordon needs to summon Batman, he uses the Bat-Signal, a specially modified Klieg searchlight with a stylized symbol of a bat placed on it so that it projects a large emblem shaped in Batman's bat insignia on the sky or buildings of Gotham City. Batman often disappears silently when Gordon's back is turned, often while Gordon is in the middle of a rant about legal red tape. Download high resolution version (500x750, 274 KB)Cover to Batman #407. ... Download high resolution version (500x750, 274 KB)Cover to Batman #407. ... The Bat-Signal in Jim Lees cover art from Batman #608. ... // A klieg light is an intense carbon arc lamp especially used in filmmaking. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... Red tape (or sometimes paperwork) is a derisive term for excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making. ...


The miniseries Gordon of Gotham takes place about nearly twenty years prior to the current events of the DC Universe and ten years before coming to Gotham in Batman: Year One. It revealed that Gordon, during his tenure in Chicago, struggled with his wife over conceiving a child while taking university night classes in criminology. He faced brutality among other officers after uncovering corruption within the force. Later, Gordon uncovered evidence of rigging the mayoral election and brought down two of his fellow officers, which led to his commissioner reccomend to him that he transfer to Gotham quickly. Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ...


Barbara Gordon

Main article: Oracle (comics)

In the original comics, Gordon has a daughter, Barbara, who, unbeknownst to him, fights crime as Batgirl. In the final season of the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series and its later spinoffs, the producers made a slight change to continuity by revealing that Gordon knew Barbara was Batgirl, although whether or not he knew Batman's identity was never indicated. In most current comics, she is his niece-turned-adopted-daughter (though it was hinted that he may actually be her biological father as well.). Oracle is a fictional character, the nom de guerre of a superhero appearing in the publications of DC Comics. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Batman: The Killing Joke

In the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke, the Joker kidnaps Gordon after shooting and paralyzing Barbara. He then cages Gordon in the freak show of an abandoned amusement park and forces him to look at enlarged photos of his wounded daughter naked in an effort to drive him insane, thus proving to Batman that even the most grounded, seemingly normal people can lose their minds after having "a very bad day." Batman eventually apprehends the Joker and rescues Gordon. Despite the intense trauma he has endured, Gordon's sanity and code of ethics is intact; he insists that Batman apprehend the Joker without harming him in order to "show him that our way works." Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover to Batman: The Killing Joke. ... The Joker is a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coney Island and its popular on-going freak show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Inmates at Bedlam Asylum, as portrayed by William Hogarth Insanity, or madness, is a semi-permanent, severe mental disorder typically stemming from a form of mental illness. ... Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a traumatic event. ... Sanity considered as a legal term denotes that an individual is of sound mind and therefore can bear legal responsibility for his or her actions. ... This article is about a Christian Rock band. ...


Oracle

In the aftermath of her paralysis, Barbara was forced to end her career as Batgirl, but continued to fight crime as the wheelchair-bound Oracle, information broker to the superhero community and leader of the all-female superhero team, The Birds of Prey. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Oracle is a fictional character, the nom de guerre of a superhero appearing in the publications of DC Comics. ... If you are looking for other meanings of the term, refer to Bird of prey (disambiguation). ...


No Man's Land

The No Man's Land storyline took place after Gotham was destroyed by an earthquake and isolated from outside assistance. Inside Gotham, Gordon struggled to maintain order amidst rampant crime. Batman was mysteriously absent for the initial three months, and Gordon felt somewhat betrayed. He forged an uneasy alliance with Two-Face but was later double-crossed, kidnapped, and put on trial by Two-Face for breaking their "legally-binding" alliance. He escaped punishment, and later met with Batman once again. In this confrontation, Gordon expressed his disgust towards Batman for letting Gotham "fall into ruin". Batman offered to prove his trust by revealing his secret identity, but Gordon refused to look when Batman removed his mask. Eventually their relationship was repaired. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ...


The death of Sarah Essen

Gordon fell in love with and married fellow officer Sarah Essen. However, Essen could not comprehend why Gordon needed Batman so much, which occasionally put a strain on their relationship. Unfortunately, she was fatally shot by the Joker at the end of the No Man's Land storyline. An enraged Gordon wanted to kill Joker, but instead was persuaded to shoot him in the leg, in revenge for Joker's shot which had paralyzed Gordon's daughter. Not long after this, Gordon was gunned down by a crook seeking revenge for a previous arrest. Though seriously injured, he eventually pulled through. Sarah Essen Gordon is a fictional detective in DCs Batman stories, created by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli. ... Look up crook in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Guðrún agitates her sons, Hamðir and Sörli, to avenge their sister. ...


Retirement

Gordon retired from the police force after having served more than 20 years in it. He remained in Gotham, and occasionally enjoyed nighttime visits from Batman who came to him for company and advice. Commissioner Michael Akins has taken his position. Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... Michael Akins is a fictional character in DC Comics Batman comics series. ...


After Barbara required surgery to save her life from the Brainiac virus, Gordon visited his adoptive daughter in Metropolis. She revealed to him her current role as Oracle, as well as her past as Batgirl. Gordon admitted that he knew of her life as Batgirl, but was pleasantly surprised to know of her career as the computer information broker of the heroes. He is very proud of her accomplishments. Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 A metropolis (in Greek μήτηρ, mētēr = mother and πόλις, pólis = city/town) is a big city[1], in most cases with over half a million inhabitants in the city proper, and with a population of at least one million living...


Return

As part of DC's "One Year Later" Gordon has returned to the role of Commissioner; as of the year-long jump he has been back in the job for 3 months. The circumstances behind this are currently unknown, though there have been allusions to extreme corruption within the GCPD. These allusions are supported by events within Gotham Central, especially involving Detective Jim Corrigan. Most recently, Gordon survived an attempt on his life by the Joker (Batman #655), who had drugged him with Joker Venom in an attack on the GCPD. He was taken to the hospital in time. One Year Later event logo. ... Gotham Central was a police procedural comic book series that was published by DC Comics. ... For the graphic novel character Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware see Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth. ...


Gordon and Batman's Identity

In most versions of the mythos, Gordon is ignorant of Batman's identity, though some fans and writers feel that Gordon is smart enough to solve the puzzle but chooses not to in order to preserve Batman's effectiveness. In the 1966 Batman theatrical movie, Gordon explicitly states his desire not to know for such a reason. In Batman: Year One, Gordon claims not to see the unmasked Batman well (whom his wife at that time, Barbara, also sees) because he doesn't have his glasses on. The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Over the Edge" ends with a conversation between Commissioner Gordon and Barbara (his daughter not his wife) which implies that Gordon at least knows that Barbara is Batgirl but cannot acknowledge it because that would put him in an uncomfortable legal position. During No Man's Land, Batman attempts to regain Gordon's trust by revealing himself, but Gordon turns his face away, stating that he does not want to know his identity. Batman was released in 1966 as the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. ... A pair of modern glasses Glasses, also called eyeglasses or spectacles, are frames, bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction, eye protection, or for protection from UV rays. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ...


Likewise, in the 1980s Detective Comics storyline Blind Justice, the world at large incorrectly supposes Batman is dead and Gordon comments to Bruce Wayne that Batman has earned the right to retirement if he so desires. He then rather pointedly asks Bruce's advice on whether or not he should reveal that Batman still lives. In Batman: Year One, Gordon suspects early on that Bruce Wayne may be Batman, though he never follows up on his suspicions. In Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, Gordon and Bruce Wayne are portrayed as close friends, with Bruce having revealed his identity to Gordon years ago. Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ... The Dark Knight Returns (commonly abbreviated to DKR) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman and was written and drawn by Frank Miller. ...


Family

Pre-Crisis

In Pre-Crisis continuity, James Gordon was the biological father of Anthony "Tony" Gordon and Barbara Gordon (later Batgirl). Originally referred to as a college student, Tony later disappeared while hiding from Communist spies. He was later reunited with his sister Barbara and perished in a battle with the Sino-Supermen. (Batman Family #12, Detective Comics # 482) [1]


Post-Crisis

In Post-Crisis continuity, there has been no mention of Tony Gordon. James Gordon has a brother, Roger Gordon. James and his wife, Barbara Eileen Gordon, are the parents of a son, James Gordon, Jr. (Batman #404-407) [2]


Roger Gordon and his wife, Thelma Gordon, are parents of Barbara "Babs" Gordon (later Batgirl and Oracle). When Babs was 12 or 13, her parents (Roger and Thelma) died. She moved to Gotham City and lived with her uncle, aunt and cousin. Eventually, James and Barbara adopted Babs. However, the couple divorced and James retained custody of Babs, while Barbara moved to Chicago with James, Jr. (Secret Origins #20). Barbara and James, Jr. are rarely mentioned and presumably still reside in Chicago. It has recently been revealed that James had an affair with Thelma, and might be the biological father of Babs. (Batman: Gotham Knights #6)


In one post-crisis story, James and Babs visit the grave of his late wife. However, this story is later retconned when it is revealed that his wife is not dead, but instead they are divorced. James eventually marries Sarah Essen. (Batman Annual #13, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #2) During the One Year Later storyline, Gordon makes a slight reference to his ex-wife Barbara "doing well," implying that he keeps tabs on her and might even be trying to re-establish a connection. One Year Later event logo. ...


Alternate realities

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

The seminal miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns presents a future where a retiring Gordon not only knows Batman's identity, but is good friends with Bruce Wayne. The premiere issue of the series Spoiler warning: The Dark Knight Returns (known as DKR by fans) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman. ...


JLA: Earth 2

On the Anti-Matter Earth, where the evil Crime Syndicate of Amerika live, James Gordon's counterpart is a crime boss named Boss Gordon, who was an ally to Owlman, and it is implied that he had an affair with Martha Wayne, although this might have been a lie meant to anger Thomas Wayne. Boss Gordon was the city's leading crime boss until his empire was toppled by Batman and Commissioner Thomas Wayne. The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... Owlman is a fictional supervillain who appears in stories published by DC Comics. ...


All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder

James Gordon was mentioned on the first issue of the series created by Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair. He made a full appearance on issue 6, as a police captain, having a conversations with his partner, Sarah Essen, about Batman. He's still married to Barbara Kean Gordon, who is now an alcoholic. Just as other continuities, his daughter, Barbara, who is fifteen, becomes Batgirl.


Other media

Appearances in film

Serials

Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon in the 1949 Batman and Robin serial.

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Burton/Schumacher film series

In the 1989 Batman film, and its three sequels, Gordon is portrayed by Pat Hingle. In the first film, he regards the Batman as a rumor at best and vigilante at worst, though by the end of the film, he and the citizens of Gotham publicly acknowledge his usefulness, and receive from him the gift of the Bat-signal. In the sequels, Gordon plays only a minimal role compared to his role in other media, but is shown to completely trust Batman and publicly defend him. // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pat Hingle (born July 19, 1924) is a TOWERING American actor, born Martin Patterson Hingle in Denver, Colorado. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ...


Nolan film series

Gary Oldman as James Gordon in Batman Begins (2005)
Gary Oldman as James Gordon in Batman Begins (2005)

In the 2005 film Batman Begins Gordon is popularly portrayed by Gary Oldman. The film partly concerns Gordon's rise from beat cop to Sergeant and, by the end of the film, Lieutenant. He did his best to comfort the eight year old Bruce Wayne after the murder of his parents when he was a young man, and Wayne later recognizes him as one of the few honest police officers in the city, and would always remember his kindness as it gave Bruce the strength he needs after his parents' death. Seventeen to eighteen years later, after promoted as a detective-sergeant on the force, while working late on his office, Bruce, wearing a ski-mask, visited Gordon's office, to ask Gordon about Carmine Falcone's criminal operation and the police inability to stop the notorious crimelord. When Bruce threatens Gordon with a common office stapler, which was thought to be a pistol, Bruce suggested that they form an alliance. This is kept secret from all other police officers, with Gordon proving pivotal in Batman's defeat of Ra's Al Ghul by driving the Batmobile to destroy the Gotham monorail tracks and prevent the madman from vaporising the water supply. James Gordon's involvement in saving Gotham results in his promotion to the rank of lieutenant. He developed a Bat-Signal with the department's spare searchlight to summon Batman in times of need. Gordon called the Batman to announce his promotion on the force, his appreciation to the Dark Knight, and also to discuss a criminal whose identity is a mystery. The criminal has committed an armed robbery and double homicide, with an apparent taste for theatrics, leaving a calling card: a Joker playing card. Image File history File links Gary Oldman as James Gordon. ... Image File history File links Gary Oldman as James Gordon. ... Leonard Gary Oldman (born March 21, 1958) is an English actor, writer and director who initially came to prominence for his portrayal of ill-fated rocker Sid Vicious in the 1986 film Sid & Nancy. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Leonard Gary Oldman (born March 21, 1958) is an English actor, writer and director who initially came to prominence for his portrayal of ill-fated rocker Sid Vicious in the 1986 film Sid & Nancy. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... ‹ The template below (Comics-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ... The Joker is a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...


Although he does not condone vigilantes, Gordon sees that it is necessary to operate outside of laws in the crime-filled Gotham City, especially since some members of Gotham's police department are mired in corruption. Before the emergence of Batman, he was increasingly jaded and disillusioned of the corruptions around him. The arrival of the Dark Knight gives the police detective the hope he needs to build a better Gotham for his wife and children. After being promoted as a lieutenant, he is determined to clean the department up from within. The detective is still clueless of who Batman is, or that he is one of the people who inspired the Dark Knight to be what he is now.


Oldman will reprise his role of Gordon in the sequel The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ...


Television appearances

Batman (1960s TV Series)

Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon from Batman.
Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon from Batman.

In the 1960s Batman series, Gordon was played by Neil Hamilton, and is portrayed as not only having the Bat-Signal at his disposal, but also an emergency "hotline" telephone that connects directly to the Batcave. Batman and Robin are regular visitors to his office. The series occasionally made light of his dependence on Batman. In one episode, when Batman is apparently unavailable, he laments that the police will have to solve a case "ourselves" Image File history File links Commissioner. ... Image File history File links Commissioner. ... Neil Hamilton (9 September 1899–24 September 1984) was an American actor famous for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s. ... For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see Batman (1989 film). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Neil Hamilton (9 September 1899–24 September 1984) was an American actor famous for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s. ... The Batcave. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Super Friends

Gordon makes two appearances in Super Friends. He first appeared in Challenge Of The Superfriends, episode "Superfriends, Rest In Peace", as The Riddler and Cheetah hold Gordon hostage so they can kill Batman with the Noxium Crystal. The second is in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, episode "The Fear". Along with Jonathan Crane, Gordon is trying to find and arrest The Scarecrow. Gordon and Batman are both unaware that Crane is the Scarecrow. Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... The Cheetah is a fictional character in the Wonder Woman stories published by DC Comics, and is also the archenemy of Wonder Woman. ... It has been suggested that Scarecrow in the DC Comics Animated Universe be merged into this article or section. ...


Batman: The Animated Series

In the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series, Gordon is voiced by Robert Hastings, and his relationship with Batman was similar to that in the comics, with the alliance largely kept between Batman, Gordon, and Harvey Bullock. Many scenes in the series portray Batman and the Commissioner having clandestine meetings at the Bat-signal. A flashback in the episode "Robin's Reckoning" depicts Gordon as a brown-haired police Lieutenant investigating the murder of Dick Grayson's parents. In the episode "What Is Reality?" Batman must save Gordon's life and outwit The Riddler in a computer game at the same time. Image File history File links Commgordon1. ... Image File history File links Commgordon1. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Robert Hastings (born April 18, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York) is a television and movie actor perhaps best known for his role as Commissioner James Gordon in Batman: The Animated Series and its subsequent film and television spinoffs. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... Robins Reckoning (Pt. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ...


Commissioner Gordon also appeared in the follow-up to Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures. In the episode "Over the Edge" Batgirl suffers from The Scarecrow's fear toxins, producing a nightmare where Batgirl dies in battle without telling her father her secret. When Commissioner Gordon finds out, he blames Batman and starts a man hunt against his former ally after discovering his secret identity. After Barbara awakens, she tries to admit her secret to the real Commissioner Gordon, who says that he trusts his daughter with whatever choices she makes and that she doesn't need to tell him anything. On a revelation on Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Gordon is one of the few people who knew what happened to Robin and the Joker on a night at Arkham Asylum, and for the boy's sake, he kept it a secret. This event may also have led Gordon to learn who was under the cape and cowl of Batman. Hastings continues his role as Commissioner Gordon in guest appearances on Superman: The Animated Series and Static Shock. The spinoff show Batman Beyond also had Barbara following in her father's footsteps and becoming Gotham's new police commissioner. The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... It has been suggested that Scarecrow in the DC Comics Animated Universe be merged into this article or section. ... Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ...


The Batman

Gordon as he appeared on The Batman.
Gordon as he appeared on The Batman.

In the animated series The Batman, James Gordon is voiced by Mitch Pileggi. He is depicted as a newly appointed Gotham City police commissioner after an incident involving the Joker, the Penguin, and the Riddler. He ends the manhunt against Batman and goes public with his support for the Batman in order to help make Gotham safer for his daughter, Barbara (who, as in every other incarnation, becomes Batgirl). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner in The X-Files Mitch Pileggi (born April 5, 1952) is an American actor, best known for playing FBI assistant director Walter Skinner on the longrunning popular series The X-Files. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an archenemy of Batman. ...


A young officer was seen trying to comfort Bruce Wayne after his parents’ murders in a flashback in the episode Traction was seen and following Gordon's introductory episode, Night and the City, there arose speculation about the officer being a young Gordon, especially after a line by Alfred on how Gordon had "loomed large over [Bruce’s] life.” The Batman producer/character designer Jeff Matsuda, confirmed that while not intended as a tie-in for Batman Begins (which, as noted above, has a similar scene) that the officer was indeed Gordon.[1] Traction is the second episode of The Batmans first season. ... Night and the City is the 26th episode of The Batman. ... Jeff Matsuda is a comics artist and animator from the United States. ...


References

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