The Religious Affiliation of
David Moore

Religion: religious/ethical CBR Scale: S

Name: David Moore

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #331 (Sep. 1964): "Museum of Mixed-Up Men!"

Creators: Gardner F. Fox, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella

Number of Appearances: 2

Employer: Gotham City Bank

Occupation: banker, vice-president

Gender: male

Note: Bruce Wayne's banker

In panel 5 on page 3, the narrative caption reads: "A few miles away, within the hour, 'Bruce Wayne' is entering the office of the vice-president of the Gotham City Bank . . ."

A man masquerading as Bruce Wayne addresses the bank vice-president, "Good morning, David! Have a cigar!"

David, a well-attired gentleman with a moustache responds, "My favorite brand! You never forget me, 'Bruce' . . ."

In panel 6 on page 3 and panels 1 and 2 on page 7 the man masquerading as Bruce Wayne withdraws half a million dollars from Bruce Wayne's account, claiming he intends to use the money for "a certain Alfred Foundation project."

It is clear that David the banker is quite familiar with Bruce Wayne, who is one of his bank's most important customers. Before proceeding to business they engage in "a few minutes of friendly conversation." After the phony Bruce Wayne asks to make the withdrawal, David says, "I've known you so long, I hate to be technical. But -- the bank insists on certain formalities . . ."

The phony Bruce Wayne is indeed able to provide David the banker with all the requisite information as well as a signature which has the banker entirely fooled.

When they conclude their business, the phony Bruce Wayne tells David, "Be sure to give my best to your lovely wife Gladys."

David's last name is revealed later, in panel 3 on page 11. The real Bruce Wayne had amnesia for 12 hours. After he regains his memory and reunites with Robin, the Boy Wonder tells his mentor, "I know one place you were during those twelve hours -- the Gotham City Bank! I spoke to David Moore -- who said you cashed a check for half a million dollars!"

Trying to figure out what happened to himself, the real Bruce Wayne late visits David Moore in his office, as shown on pages 12 and 13. David Moore is very surprised to learn that somebody impersonated Bruce Wayne and forged his signature. While Moore is still meeting with Wayne, another man bursts into the office. Mr. Lurie, another wealthy bank customer, has just discovered that he was robbed in the same way, after he, too, visited the wax museum.

Interestingly enough, David Moore showed up again a few months later in "Batman's Power-Packed Punch!" in Detective Comics #338 (Apr. 1965). In this story, David Moore is identified by name and is also identified as the "vice-president of Gotham City Bank." The art was one again by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella. The character looks identical in this story to how he looked in his initial appearance. David Moore in this story is being given a tour of the Alfred Foundation Laboratories because he is a major donor to the charity. Wayne shows Moore a new development - the encephitector, which he describes as "a burglar-alarm system that alerts you a robbery is about to occur!"

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics

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