Bunky Galliver

Religion: indeterminate

Name: Bunky Galliver

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #341 (July 1965): "The Joker's Comedy Capers"

Creators: John Broome, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella

Number of Appearances: 2

Occupation: henchman

Worked for: The Joker

Gender: male

The henchman originally identified only a "Bunky" is the Joker's chief henchman in the story "The Joker's Comedy Capers" in Detective Comics #341 (July 1965).

A short time later, the surprise "not guilty" verdict at the trial of Bunky Galliver is the focus of the opening pages of "Walk, Batman - To Your Doom!" in Batman #173 (Aug. 1965). Bunky Galliver himself is not actually pictured in this part of the story, although the judge, jury, district attorney and members of the press are all shown. Bunky is such an unusual name, and the crimes of the Joker henchman Bunky took place such a short time before this trial, that it can safely be assumed that the "Bunky" in both stories is the same man.

Bunky appears later in the Batman #173 story. Batman and Robin correctly guessed that the now-free Bunky would resume his criminal career. They figured out where he and a gang he had assembled would strike next - at the mansion of a recently deceased Barton Keller. When Bunky Galliver is seen in that scene, it is clear that the writer and artist intended for him to be the same character as "Bunky" the Joker henchman in the previous story. Note, for example, how Bunky looks in panel 1 on page 12 in "The Joker's Comedy Capers." Bunky has dark hair and a a distinctive nose and chin. This same dark hair, nose and chin can be seen on Bunky Galliver in panel 5 on page 6 of "Walk, Batman - To Your Doom!"

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Batman (vol. 1) #173 (Aug. 1965): "Walk, Batman - To Your Doom!" (3-panel cameo)
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #341 (July 1965): "The Joker's Comedy Capers" (8-panel cameo)

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