Commissioner James Gordon


Disambiguation: from Batman

First published in: 1939

A frequent ally of Batman, James Gordon has served as a police officer, the Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, and as Batman.

Golden Age: Father of Tony Gordon.

Pre-Crisis Earth-One: Father of Tony Gordon and Barbara Gordon (Batgirl).

Post-Crisis: Ex-husband of Barbara Kean. Father of James Gordon Jr. with Barbara. Husband of Sarah Essen-Gordon. Uncle and adoptive father of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl / Oracle).

Commissioner Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #27 (May 1939).


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    Commissioner James Gordon

Additional Names:

  1. Captain James Gordon
  2. Commissioner Gordon
  3. Commissioner Jim Gordon
  4. Detective James Gordon
  5. James Gordon
  6. Jim Gordon
  7. Lieutenant James Gordon
  8. Lt. James Gordon

Appearances With a Character Origin Universe:

James Gordon [DC Animated Universe] (p. 1992) - DCAU - Earth 12

Appearances With a Story Universe:


  1. secret identity of - Batman [Jim Gordon]
  2. generalization of - James Gordon [DC Animated Universe] (p. 1992) - DCAU - Earth 12


  1. republished as - Commissaire James Gordon [DC Comics] (p. 1967) (French)
  2. republished as - Commissario Gordon [DC, Batman] (Italian)
  3. republished as - Commissaris James Gordon (Dutch)
  4. republished as - Jim Gordon [DC Comics] (German)

Group Memberships:

  1. Gotham City Police Department (p. 1939)
    1939 - present (formal)