The Cat and the Claw
"The Cat and the Claw" is a two-part episode of Batman: The Animated Series, directed by Kevin Altieri and Dick Sebast, which aired on 5 September 1992 and 12 September 1992, respectively. Although the episodes were produced consecutively as 15th and 16th episodes of the first season, the first part aired as the series premiere and was separated from the second part, the eighth episode aired; the plot introduces Catwoman, who tries to purchase land for a mountain lion reserve but a group of terrorists led by Red Claw thwart her, so she and Batman have to put aside their differences in order to stop Red Claw. During the night, Catwoman steals a diamond necklace but Batman spots her, he chases her but she escapes him however, her cat, Isis, is nearly run over by a truck if not for Batman's timely intervention. Catwoman calls Isis to her blows a kiss to Batman who in turn, whistles softly. At an Animal Rights Celebrity Auction, Catwoman's alter ego, Selina Kyle, outbids other women for a date with Bruce Wayne, Batman's alter ego.
Gunfire is heard and Bruce goes away to become Batman. He stops the terrorists. Commissioner Gordon tells Batman that Red Claw, the most ruthless terrorist leader in the world is in Gotham City; the next day, Bruce meets Selina at her apartment. Selina's lawyer, calls to inform her that Multigon International, an international company, has taken the land which she purchased for a mountain lion reserve. Bruce arranges a meeting with Stern. Stern tells them that Multigon is planning to build a major resort and there is nothing he can do about it; when Bruce and Selina leave, Red Claw appears. The same night, Batman grills a mob boss for information on Red Claw while Catwoman breaks into Multigon, she takes pictures of their real plans for the major resort but a security camera gives away her presence to Red Claw. The terrorists Catwoman escapes into the ventilation system. A terrorist corners her but she escapes into another airway, he follows her but her caltrops prick his limbs. The rest of the terrorists catch up to her but she climbs up a rope to the rooftop.
She blocks the door using a wooden plank but the terrorists shoot it down. Catwoman flips over and leaps towards the next rooftop, her hands grasp Isis jumps over to safety. Red Claw fires a missile at Catwoman, the force of the blast knocks her over. Batman saves her. Catwoman kisses him to show her gratitude; when they land on another rooftop, Batman tries to unmask her but she tells him to "keep the mystery". He replies that either he unmasks her or the police to which she tells him not to deny their connection. Batman tells her the law, he tries to comfort her but she throws him over, though he grabs a protruding ledge in time. She tells him never to trifle with a woman's affections until next time and he replies that there will be a next time. Catwoman returns home, unmasks herself and tells Maven, her secretary that she might save the mountain lions yet, they are unaware that one of Red Claw's terrorists is listening to them. He says, "But, going to save you?" The mob boss tells Batman there is a train heist that night, but none of Gotham's criminals are initiating it.
Batman asks Gordon. Batman finds the train but Red Claw and her terrorists are there. Red Claw steals a can of viral plague, threatening to release it knowing Batman won't allow it, allowing Red Claw to escape; the next day, Bruce drives Selina to lunch when two of Red Claw's terrorists bump into Bruce's car. Bruce turns around; the terrorists swerve away. Bruce and Selina return change into Batman and Catwoman, respectively. Bruce finds Isis's body hair on his jacket. Catwoman goes to the resort. Batman takes Catwoman with him and run away. However, Red Claw ties them in a shelter, releasing the plague on them, they break free and Batman pours petrol all over before throwing a grenade on it. The heat from the flames destroy the plague. Commissioner Gordon and his policemen arrest the terrorists. A mountain lion pounces on Red Claw. Catwoman finds Maven gone. Batman emerges from the shadows, telling her Maven left because the terrorists were after both of them. Catwoman asks him, he says. She asks him whether he cares or not, leaning forward to kiss him but he handcuffs her saying, "More than you'll know."
The episodes have been called "a great start to the series" with people praising the Catwoman and Batman/Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne dynamic, the animal reserve/terrorist aspect of the episodes were not well-liked, with IGN thinking it "played on the environmental card". Bruce Timm himself claimed that he was "never crazy" about the series' depiction of Catwoman, singling out the environmentalist/animal rights activist aspect of the character The Cat and the Claw Part 1, at World's Finest, The Official Website for DC Animation; the Cat and the Claw Part 2, at World's Finest, The Official Website for DC Animation
Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was an American actor, singer and vocal artist. He was active in film and television for 60 years, his wide range of screen roles included Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, characters in light domestic comedies, the Joker on the Batman television series, included in TV Guide's 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time. Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was born in New York City on February 15, 1907, the son of Cesar Julio Romero Sr. and Maria Mantilla. His mother was said to be the biological daughter of Cuban national hero José Martí, his father was born in Barcelona and immigrated to the United States in 1888, where he was an import/export merchant. His mother was a concert singer. Romero grew up in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, was educated at Bradley Beach Elementary School, Asbury Park High School, the Collegiate School, the Riverdale Country Day School. However, that lifestyle changed when his parents lost their sugar import business and suffered losses in the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Romero's Hollywood earnings allowed him to support his large family, all of whom followed him to the American West Coast years later. Romero lived off with various family members for the rest of his life. On October 12, 1942, he voluntarily enlisted in the United States Coast Guard as an apprentice seaman and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations, he reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier in November 1943. According to a press release from the period, Romero saw action during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan; the same article mentioned that he preferred to be a regular part of the crew and was promoted to the rating of Chief Boatswain's Mate. The 6'3" Romero played "Latin lovers" in films from the 1930s until the 1950s in supporting roles, he starred as the Cisco Kid in six westerns made between 1939 and 1941. Romero danced and performed comedy in the 20th Century Fox films he starred in opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable, such as Week-End in Havana and Springtime in the Rockies, in the 1940s.
He played a minor role as Sinjin, a piano player in Glenn Miller's band, in the 1942 20th Century Fox musical Orchestra Wives. In The Thin Man, Romero played a villainous supporting role opposite the film's main star William Powell. Many of Romero's films from this early period saw him cast in small character parts, such as Italian gangsters and East Indian princes. Romero had a lead role as the Pathan rebel leader, Khoda Khan, in John Ford's British Raj-era action film Wee Willie Winkie and The Little Princess alongside Shirley Temple, he appeared in a comic turn as a foil for Frank Sinatra and his crew in Ocean's 11. Romero sometimes played the leading man, for example in Allan Dwan's 15 Maiden Lane opposite Claire Trevor, as well as winning the key role of the Doc Holliday character in Dwan's Wyatt Earp saga Frontier Marshal three years later. 20th Century Fox, along with mogul Darryl Zanuck selected Romero to co-star with Tyrone Power in the Technicolor historical epic Captain from Castile, directed by Henry King.
While Power played a fictionalized character, Romero played Hernán Cortés, a historical conquistador in Spain's conquest of the Americas. Among many television credits, Romero appeared several times on The Martha Raye Show in the mid-1950s, he portrayed Don Diego de la Vega's uncle in a number of Season 2 Zorro episodes. In 1958, he guest-starred as Ramon Valdez, a South American businessman, who excels at dancing the Cha-Cha with Barbara Eden in her syndicated romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire in the episode entitled "The Big Order", he performed the mambo with Gisele MacKenzie on The Gisele MacKenzie Show. He guest-starred in 1957 on CBS's The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour on the first episode of the seventh season, he played "Don Carlos", a card shark on the episode, "The Honorable Don Charlie Story" of NBC's Wagon Train. On January 16, 1958, he appeared on Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. In 1959, Romero was cast as Joaquin in the episode "Caballero" from The Texan, on September 26 of that year, he hosted the Cuban installment of John Gunther's High Road.
In 1960, he was cast as Ricky Valenti in "Crime of Passion" from Gladys. In 1965, Romero played the head of THRUSH in France in "The Never Never Affair" from The Man from U. N. C. L. E. From 1966 to 1968, he portrayed the Joker on Batman, he refused to shave his moustache for the role, so the supervillain's white face makeup was smeared over it throughout the series' run and in the 1966 film. His guest star work in the 1970s included was a recurring role on the western comedy Alias Smith and Jones as Señor Armendariz, a Mexican rancher feuding with Patrick McCreedy, the owner of a ranch on the opposite side of the border, he appeared in three episodes. Romero portrayed Peter Stavros on Falcon Crest, he appeared in a sixth-season episode of The Golden Girls, where he played a suitor named Tony Delvecchio for Sophia. Apart from these television roles, Romero appeared as A. J. Arno, a small-time criminal who continually opposes Dexter Riley and his schoolmates of Medfield College in a series of films by Walt Disney Productions in the 1970s.
Romero never married and had no children, but made frequent appearances at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman and Ginger Rogers. Romero talked about his
Meredith Lynn MacRae was an American actress and singer known for her roles as Sally Morrison on My Three Sons and as Billie Jo Bradley on Petticoat Junction. MacRae was born in Texas, to parents Gordon and Sheila MacRae, her father was stationed with the Army Air Corps in Houston at the time of her birth. Both of her parents went on to be actors, she is the sister of William Gordon MacRae, Robert Bruce MacRae, Heather MacRae. She credited her parents with instilling a proper work ethic in her and for keeping her feet on the ground, she said, "We lived in a modest home in the San Fernando Valley instead of the fashionable Beverly Hills, which the family could have afforded. Mom and Dad didn't want us to feel superior to the other kids. I had to earn the things I wanted, all the way from dolls to party gowns, by doing chores around the house and taking care of my younger sister and brothers. Lots of kids in my circle automatically got a car when they were 16. Not me. Dad said. I slaved away and made it.
I got the car with the warning that if I didn't continue with straight A's, it would be taken away." MacRae made her breakthrough appearance as Sally Anne Morrison Douglas on the ABC Fred MacMurray/William Demarest sitcom, My Three Sons. She played the love interest of "Mike" for three seasons, she asked to be written out of the show to further explore her career. In 1966, MacRae signed a contract with CBS to play Billie Jo Bradley on the sitcom Petticoat Junction, starring Bea Benaderet as her television mother and Edgar Buchanan as her television uncle, her television sisters were Betty Jo, played by Linda Kaye Henning, Bobbie Jo, played by Lori Saunders. MacRae was the sitcom's third actress to portray Billie Jo. Jeannine Riley played Gunilla Hutton in the third year. Both of these actresses played the role as a typical boy-crazy dumb blonde. However, by MacRae's debut on the series, Billie Jo's persona was that of a strong independent woman who focused more on a singing career, a dream she accomplishes.
She remained with the sitcom until its cancellation in 1970. She took over the role of Animal from Valora Noland in Bikini Beach, the third Beach Party film produced by American International Pictures, she had an uncredited appearance on the bus in the movie Ski Party. She was a guest on NBC' The Spring Thing a musical television special hosted by Bobbie Gentry and Noel Harrison. Other guests included were Goldie Hawn, Irwin C. Watson, Rod McKuen, Shirley Bassey, Harpers Bizarre, her other film roles included appearances in Norwood, My Friends Need Killing, Grand Jury, Sketches of a Strangler and The Census Taker. She made guest appearances on such shows as The Donald O'Connor Show, The Dean Martin Show, The F. B. I; the Mike Douglas Show, The Rockford Files, Fantasy Island, Webster, CHiPS, Love American Style, Magnum, P. I.. MacRae was popular in the game-show genre, appearing in numerous shows including: Funny You Should Ask, Match Game, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Snap Judgement, He Said, She Said, Hollywood Squares, The Dating Game, To Tell the Truth, Password, $10,000 Pyramid, $25,000 Pyramid, Break the Bank, Celebrity Whew!, Beat the Clock, Card Sharks, The Cross-Wits and Family Feud.
She had hosted an unsold game show pilot called $50,000 a Minute alongside Geoff Edwards in 1985. In the 1980s she hosted, she was awarded a local Emmy Award in 1986 for her interviewing skills. She created and hosted Born Famous, a PBS series on which she interviewed the offspring of celebrities. In 1994 she narrated the audio book version of columnist Deboarah Laake's book Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond. In summer stock in her teens, she appeared with Dan Dailey in Take Me Along, with Andy Williams in Bye Bye Birdie, in Annie Get Your Gun. MacRae worked to raise funds for such causes as the Children's Burn Foundation, the American Cancer Society, United Cerebral Palsy, she lectured nationally on alcoholism and produced a TV special on the subject. MacRae divorced four years later. In 1969, she married fellow actor Greg Mullavey and had one child with him, before divorcing in 1987, her third and final marriage was in 1995 to Phillip M. Neal, chairman and CEO of Avery-Dennison at the time of their marriage.
In January 1999 MacRae began to experience a loss of short-term memory. She was evaluated and her symptoms were thought to be due to perimenopause, she returned to her doctor complaining of severe headaches. She was told the headaches were most due to muscle spasms, was encouraged to do cervical spine stretching, she obtained a second opinion and was diagnosed with brain cancer, which had progressed to stage 4. Emergency surgery was performed to decrease the pressure in her head. During the operation she was resuscitated. Though her cancer was terminal, she agreed to be part of an experimental cancer drug program, she experienced an allergic reaction to the medication. Two more surgeries were required to relieve the pressure, her imbalance resulted in a fall. On July 14, 2000, MacRae died at h
The Joker is a supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman, published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed. Although the Joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy of the superhero Batman. In his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. Introduced as a psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, the character became a goofy prankster in the late 1950s in response to regulation by the Comics Code Authority, before returning to his darker roots during the early 1970s; as Batman's nemesis, the Joker has been part of the superhero's defining stories, including the murder of Jason Todd—the second Robin and Batman's ward—and the paralysis of one of Batman's allies, Barbara Gordon. The Joker has had various possible origin stories during his decades of appearances.
The most common story involves him falling into a tank of chemical waste which bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and lips bright red. The antithesis of Batman in personality and appearance, the Joker is considered by critics to be his perfect adversary; the Joker possesses no superhuman abilities, instead using his expertise in chemical engineering to develop poisonous or lethal concoctions, thematic weaponry, including razor-tipped playing cards, deadly joy buzzers, acid-spraying lapel flowers. The Joker sometimes works with other Gotham City supervillains such as the Penguin and Two-Face, groups like the Injustice Gang and Injustice League, but these relationships collapse due to the Joker's desire for unbridled chaos; the 1990s introduced a romantic interest for the Joker in his former psychiatrist, Harley Quinn, who becomes his villainous sidekick. Although his primary obsession is Batman, the Joker has fought other heroes including Superman and Wonder Woman. One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the Joker has been listed among the greatest comic book villains and fictional characters created.
The character's popularity has seen him appear on a variety of merchandise, such as clothing and collectible items, inspire real-world structures, be referenced in a number of media. The Joker has been adapted to serve as Batman's adversary in live-action and video game incarnations, including the 1960s Batman television series and in films by Jack Nicholson in Batman. Mark Hamill, Troy Baker, others have provided the character's voice. Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson are credited with creating the Joker, but their accounts of the character's conception differ, each providing his own version of events. Finger's, Kane's, Robinson's versions acknowledge that Finger produced an image of actor Conrad Veidt in character as Gwynplaine in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs as an inspiration for the Joker's appearance, Robinson produced a sketch of a joker playing card. Robinson claimed that it was his 1940 card sketch that served as the character's concept, which Finger associated with Veidt's portrayal.
Kane hired the 17-year-old Robinson as an assistant in 1939, after he saw Robinson in a white jacket decorated with his own illustrations. Beginning as a letterer and background inker, Robinson became primary artist for the newly created Batman comic book series. In a 1975 interview in The Amazing World of DC Comics, Robinson said he wanted a supreme arch-villain who could test Batman, but not a typical crime lord or gangster designed to be disposed, he wanted an exotic, enduring character as an ongoing source of conflict for Batman, designing a diabolically sinister-but-clownish villain. Robinson was intrigued by villains, he said that the name came first, followed by an image of a playing card from a deck he had at hand: "I wanted somebody visually exciting. I wanted somebody that would make an indelible impression, would be bizarre, would be memorable like the Hunchback of Notre Dame or any other villains that had unique physical characters." He told Finger about his concept by telephone providing sketches of the character and images of what would become his iconic Joker playing-card design.
Finger thought the concept was incomplete, providing the image of Veidt with a ghastly, permanent rictus grin. Kane countered that the Robinson's sketch was produced only after Finger had shown the Gwynplaine image to Kane, that it was only used as a card design belonging to the Joker in his early appearances. Finger said that he was inspired by an image in Steeplechase Park at Coney Island that resembled a Joker's head, which he sketched and shared with future editorial director Carmine Infantino. In a 1994 interview with journalist Frank Lovece, Kane stated his position: Bill Finger and I created the Joker. Bill was the writer. Jerry Robinson came to me with a playing card of the Joker. That's the way. Looks like Conrad Veidt – you know, the actor in The Man Who Laughs, by Victor Hugo.... Bill Finger had a book with a photograph of Conrad Veidt and showed it to me and s
Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series)
"Heart of Ice" is the third episode of the American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series, first aired on September 7, 1992, written by Paul Dini, directed by Bruce Timm. This episode features the first appearance in the series of Mr. Freeze. In the comics, Freeze first appeared in Batman #121 in February 1959, with this episode providing a complete overhaul of his character; the episode rocketed the series to fame, after it won an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program. Batman follows a strange trail of heists pulled at various GothCorp offices, all by the same man: Mr. Freeze, a strange figure clad in a powerful suit and armed with what seems to be a "freezing gun", a weapon that fires a beam capable of freezing anything into a thick sheet of solid ice. Batman pieces together the stolen items and discovers what the mysterious man is building: a massive cannon capable of casting a magnified ice beam, that it is complete save for a single vital piece of equipment from GothCorp.
Acting he arrives at the GothCorp offices in time to engage Mr. Freeze, only to be frozen under a sheet of ice. Batman chooses to help the man rather than chase Freeze. After using a special chemical bath to revive the man and melt the ice on his legs, Batman visits GothCorp's CEO Ferris Boyle as Bruce Wayne, hoping to learn from him who might have a grudge against the company. Boyle says the only person he can think of is dead: a former research scientist employed by the company whose funding was cut, who died in a laboratory accident; that night, during a dinner where Boyle is to be presented with a humanitarian prize, Batman sneaks into the GothCorp security offices and finds a security tape of the accident. On the tape, a cryogenics scientist for GothCorp, Victor Fries, has placed his terminally ill wife Nora in cryogenic stasis until he can find a cure for her condition. Boyle arrives and callously shuts down the project as it was draining his company's funds sentencing Nora to death. Fries begs Boyle to stop.
As a horrified Batman watches the tape, Mr. Freeze sneaks up behind him and captures him with his cold gun. Batman tries to reason with Freeze, but Freeze pledges to destroy the man who ruined his life if anyone else gets killed in the process. Leaving Batman, Freeze arrives with his completed cannon at the humanitarian prize dinner, he fires the immense weapon at the building freezing it from bottom to top. After Batman escapes from captivity and attacks the cannon, Mr. Freeze kicks open a fire hydrant and freezes the water with his freezing gun to get to the floor where Boyle is. Once there, he freezes Boyle to the waist before Batman intervenes. With Freeze subdued, Batman hands the evidence of Boyle's crimes to Summer Gleeson, so the GothCorp CEO can at least be exposed as a fraud and a murderer if not sent to prison. Batman leaves the still-frozen Boyle with a disgusted sneer — "Goodnight... humanitarian." Freeze is put in a sub-zero cell designed to hold him. The episode ends with Freeze tearfully gazing at a music box of his beloved Nora and begging her forgiveness for failing to avenge her, while Batman watches sympathetically from outside.
This is the first episode of the series written by Paul Dini. Timm first thought of Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Zerbe to play Mr. Freeze, but came up with Michael Ansara to voice the character. Ansara clashed with Timm, who wanted Freeze to sound like a robot, without showing any emotion, he found the right voice, however. On the commentary track for "Heart of Ice" on the Batman: The Animated Series, Volume One DVD, producer Bruce Timm stated that Spectrum Animation was responsible for airbrushing Mr. Freeze's helmet in every frame that featured him; such attention to detail drove the studio to bankruptcy. GBatman says "My God!" while watching the tape, unusual in a cartoon, as the censors considered any mention of religion or any expletive inappropriate. Timm mentioned on the DVD commentary for the episode that he considers it strange they never caught it; when Toon Disney aired this episode, the network removed the phrase. They removed Freeze's line, "I'd kill for that."The planned ending was to have a weeping Freeze in his cell, with his tears freezing and turning into snowflakes.
Timm and Dini mentioned that if they could go back and do any episode again, they would do "Heart of Ice" and would include this. It was, used in the movie Batman and Robin; the police officer in the scene which introduces Mr. Freeze was voiced by Bob Hastings, who voiced Commissioner Gordon. Mark Hamill, who voiced Ferris Boyle here made the first of many appearances as the Joker in the DC Animated Universe, he got the role of Boyle and offered to play one of the villains. When Tim Curry dropped out of the role of The Joker, Hamill got the part. In February 2002, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series, polls were held at the website The World's Finest to determine the best episode of the show. "Heart of Ice" was the winner and so received its own subsite, complete with exclusive
James Gordon (comics)
James "Jim" Gordon is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most in association with the superhero Batman. The character debuted in the first panel of Detective Comics #27, Batman's first appearance, where he is referred to as Commissioner Gordon; the character was created by Bob Kane. Commissioner Gordon made his debut as an ally of Batman, making him the first Batman supporting character to be introduced; as the police commissioner of Gotham City, Gordon shares Batman's deep commitment to ridding the city of crime. The character is portrayed as having full trust in Batman and is somewhat dependent on him. In many modern stories, he is somewhat skeptical of Batman's vigilante methods, but believes that Gotham needs him; the two have tacit friendship. Gordon is the father or adoptive father of Barbara Gordon, the first modern Batgirl and the information broker Oracle. Jim Gordon has a son, James Gordon Jr. who first appeared in Batman: Year One. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Gordon debuted in the first panel of Detective Comics #27, in which he is referred to as Commissioner Gordon.
The character's name was taken from the earlier pulp character commissioner James W. "Wildcat" Gordon known as "The Whisperer", created in 1936 by Henry Ralston, John Nanovic, Lawrence Donovan for Street & Smith. Gordon had served in the United States Marine Corps prior to becoming a police officer. In most versions of the Batman mythos, Jim Gordon is at one point or another depicted as commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. Gordon contacts Batman for help in solving various crimes those committed by supervillains, it is Gordon who uses the Bat-signal to summon Batman, it has become a running joke of sorts that the Dark Knight will disappear in the middle of the discussion when Gordon's back is turned. Gordon is depicted with silver or red hair, a mustache. In most incarnations, he is seen wearing a trenchcoat, on occasion, a fedora hat, he is sometimes pictured with a cane, although it is not revealed why he uses it. Because DC Comics retconned its characters' history in the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, because of different interpretations in television and film, the details of Gordon's history vary from story to story.
He has been married twice. In the original pre-Crisis version of his history, Gordon is a police detective who resents the mysterious vigilante's interference in police business, he first appears in Detective Comics #27, in the first Batman story, in which they both investigate the murder of a chemical industrialist. Although Batman fights on the side of justice, his methods and phenomenal track record for stopping crimes and capturing criminals embarrasses the police by comparison. Batman meets up with Gordon and persuades the detective that they need each other's help. Gordon deputizes Batman, thereafter the Dark Knight works with Gordon as an agent of the law. In Batman Special #1, it is revealed that Gordon, as a young cop and killed two robbers in self-defense in front of their son; the results of this event would lead the boy to become the first Wrath, a cop killer with a costume and motif inspired by Batman, who would come after Gordon for revenge years later. The post-Crisis version of the character was introduced in the 1987 storyline Batman: Year One, written by Frank Miller.
In this version, James W. Gordon is transferred back to Gotham City after spending more than 15 years in Chicago. A man of integrity, Gordon finds that Batman is his only ally against the mob-controlled administration. One of the most significant differences in this version is that Batman is never deputized and Gordon's relationship with him is kept out of the public eye whenever possible, it is added that he is a special forces veteran, capable in hand-to-hand combat. He is depicted as having an extra-marital affair with Sarah Essen. At one point and Gordon deduce that Batman is in fact Bruce Wayne, but never investigate their guess more in order to confirm it. Gordon breaks off their affair after being blackmailed by the corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb. Mob boss Carmine Falcone sends Johnny Viti, to abduct Gordon's family. After Loeb resigns, Gordon is promoted to captain; the 1998 miniseries Gordon of Gotham takes place nearly 20 years prior to the current events of the DC Universe and two months before his arrival in Gotham in Batman: Year One.
It reveals that Gordon, during his tenure in Chicago, struggled with his wife over conceiving a child while taking night classes in criminology. He becomes a minor celebrity after a foiling a late-night robbery attempt; when he decides to investigate a corrupt fellow officer, the corrupt officer and his cronies assault him, the police department discredits him in order to cover up the scandal. Gordon uncovers evidence of rigging in the city council election and brings down two of his fellow officers, which leads to his commander recommending that he be transferred to Gotham; the story Wrath Child, published in Batman Confidential issues 13-16, retcons Gordon's origin yet again: in this continuity, Gordon started his career in Gotham, but transferred to Chicago after shooting a corrupt cop and his wife. The transfer was arranged by Loeb, then
Marc Singer is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series, as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V, his role in Dallas as Matt Cantrell. Singer was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, he has Lori, an actress. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor. Before the height of his career, Singer appeared in the sequel to the miniseries Roots as Col. Warner's elder son Andy, he had auditioned for the role Jim Warner, but the producers felt he was better suited for the Andy Warner role. He found fame in the early'80s with the movie The Beastmaster and its sequels, in which he played the title role, as Mike Donovan in the 1983 miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V The Final Battle, the TV series V: The Series. Other roles include the 1982 film If You Could See What I Hear, Body Chemistry, Something for Joey, Watchers II, High Desert Kill, The Fier, Go Tell the Spartans and Dead Space, as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in A Man Called Sarge. Singer voiced the character of Man-Bat on Batman: The Animated Series.
He has guest-starred on television series, such as Dallas. Singer is active in theater and played Petruchio in the American Conservatory Theatre production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, as well as Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac. Both Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano were filmed. Singer appeared in the last episode of season 2 of the new version of V, airing on March 15, 2011, he was in a recurring role as General Matthew Shrieve on The CW television series Arrow's third season. His wife was Hawaiian-born actress Haunani Minn, she died in November 2014. Cyrano de Bergerac – Christian de Neuvillette Columbo: Double Shock – Young TV Doctor The Young and the Restless – Chet Planet of the Apes – Dalton Hawaii Five-O – Randy Nakia – in episode: # 1.5 – "No Place to Hide" – 19 October 1974 Things in Their Season – Andy Gerlach Barnaby Jones – Feather Tanner 7 January 1975) Hawaii Five-O – Jeff Heywood Barnaby Jones – Tally Morgan Journey from Darkness – David Hartman Jigsaw John – in episode: "Eclipse" 29 March 1976) The Rookies – Blair The Taming of the Shrew – Petruchio Something for Joey – John Cappelletti Never Con a Killer – Tim Donahue... pilot for The Feather and Father Gang 79 Park Avenue TV-Series – Ross Savitch Visions – in episode: # 3.2 – "Escape" – 16 October 1978 Go Tell the Spartans – Capt. Olivetti Sergeant Matlovich Vs. the U.
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