Gillian B. Loeb was hte corrupt GCPD commissioner, until he was fired and replaced by James Gordon.


Gillain makes his first appearance in Frank Miller's Batman: Year One as the corrupt Gotham City Police Commissioner who was on the payrole of mob boss Carmine Falcone and had hired Lieutenant James Gordon. Loeb originally took no action against Batman, as he was only targeting low level criminals at the time, and he gave the public "false" hope. This changed when Batman attacked a party organised by Falcone in which Loeb was in attendence, where he publicly declared he would bring them to justice.

The enraged Loeb turned armies of officers against the Bat, but his attempts failed to bring the vigilante to "justice". Later, Batman, Harvey Dent, and Gordon revealed to the public of Loeb's workings with Falcone's mob, so the corrupt officer was forced to resign.

In Batman: Dark Victory, Loeb sided with the Hangman in the hopes of digracing Gordon and regaining his former position, where Loeb was eventually killed by his own partner.

In the New 52 continuity, during the Batman: Zero Year (the New 52 remake of Batman: Year One) Loeb did start as corrupt, but after the event, he chose to resign after learning that Black Mask had killed some his men because he felt responsible for allowing his department to become too corrupt.

Batman: Arkham Origins

Loeb appears in the Batman: Arkham Asylum prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, as, yet again, a corrupt police officer
in charge of the GCPD. However, he was betrayed by The Joker (who was impersonating Black Mask) where Loeb was thrown into Blackgate Prison's execution chamber (which was meant for the Calendar Man) and was killed via gas before a young Batman could help.

Later in the game under the influence of Copperhead's neurotoxin, Batman hallucinates Loeb chastising him for not helpping him, representing Batman's guilt over not being able to save the corrupt commissioner before he was murdered.


See: Gillian Loeb (Gotham)

Gilliam Loeb appears in the TV Series Gotham and as a supporting antagonist in the first season.