Gateway City Police Department

Gateway City Police Department

Name: Gateway City Police Department

Other Names: GCPD; G.C.P.D.

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Sensation Comics #4 (Apr. 1942): "The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe"

Creators: Charles Reizenstein, Hal Sharp

Number of Appearances: 10

Type of Organization/Group: police department

Location: Gateway City, California, USA

Gateway City first appeared in the 1940s in stories featuring Mr. Terrific. The first Mr. Terrific story we an find which features a local police officer as a character is "The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe" in Sensation Comics #4. We believe that this is the first appearance of the Gateway City Police Department, although it may not have been explicitly identified as such by name.

Number of group members listed below: 6

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Pub. #
Michael Akins Michael Akins supporting character
[Gotham Chief of Police, then Commissioner (post-Gordon)]
DC 69
Buster Anderson supporting character
  [rookie; arrested big-time hood Dapper Joe] DC 1
Gateway City Police Department Gateway City Police Department supporting character group
  [1st app: Sensation Comics #4 (Apr. 1942)] DC 10
Murphy supporting character
  [1st appeared, died in same story] DC 1
Mike Schorr Mike Schorr supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[former boyfriend of Wonder Woman] DC 28
Spectre Spectre (Jim Corrigan) hero
CBR Scale: M angel
All-Star Squadron; The Justice Society of America DC 101

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #758 (July 2001): "History Lesson"
Sensation Comics #4 (Apr. 1942): "The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe"

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