Created by Greg Rucka and Paul Pope

The Original Universe


Occupation: Former Police Chief of Gotham City
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Garcelle Akins (wife)
Base of Operation: Gotham City
Group Affiliation(s): G.C.P.D.
Gender: Male
First Appearance: Batman: Turning Points #5 (January 2001): "Old as the Stars"
Creators: Greg Rucka and Paul Pope


Former Chief of Police in Gotham City, Akins was been chosen to replace James Gordon as the city's commissioner, a position he kept until Gordon's return. Akins is respected as a police officer, though not by the whole police department, some of whom regard him as too much of a politician for his own good. He has a tense relationship with Batman, because he recognises that the vigilante is needed in Gotham, but wishes fervently that he wasn't.


For a definitive list of appearances of Michael Akins in chronological order click here