Name: Andrew Wallis
Number of Appearances: 1
Enemy of: Smiler
Note: head of Gotham's Anti-Crime Commission
Andrew Wallis was once the head of Gotham's Anti-Crime Commission. Wallis strongly advocated razing "Gotham Village" (a Bohemian historic section) due to the amount of crime there.
Actually seen only once (panel 2 on page 2), Andrew Wallis said, "Gotham Village must be demolished to the ground! As it stands, it is a refuge for criminals who use its twisted streets and narrow alleys to elude police pursuit!"
Wallis may have seemed quite strident and even unlikeable. After all, he was on the opposite side of the issue from story protagonist Bruce Wayne (Batman). But he was proven correct. Gotham City criminals really were hiding out in Gotham Village, and they were doing so in a very deliberate, organized way. Wallis didn't know it at the time, but there was a secret underground hideout that was set up so Gotham criminals could lay low and escape police detection when the "heat" was on. Batman and Robin investigated Gotham Village and were eventually able to root out the problem and shut down the criminal hideout. So Gotham Village was never actually razed to the ground, but the problem that Wallis had complained about was fixed and the village became a much more liveable and benign place.