A Brief History of Batman’s Commissioner Gordon

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Gordon’s First Starring Role

November 1966: An aging public servant wasn’t quite the sexiest character for a feature of his own in the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, though. The closest Gordon got to a starring role in his first few decades was a backup story in Batman #186, “Commissioner Gordon’s Death-Threat!” As usual, Batman and Robin stole the spotlight from him. In 1977, the cover of Batman Family #11 declared “The debut of a NEW TEAM–Commissioner Gordon and Alfred!” That was also the last we saw of that particular team. Finally, in April 1981’s Batman #334, Gordon got to be the sole featured character… in a one-page backup story.

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