It’s Canon: We Gave Commissioner Gordon His Batman Ringtone
If you've been keeping up with "Endgame," the current story raging through Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia's Batman, then you've seen a lot of stuff going on. I mean things are apocalyptically bad in Gotham City on a scale that they haven't been since... well, since the last big Batman story. Still, it's pretty rough out there, what with the millions of zombie-like citizens infected with airborne Joker toxin. But in all the action of the latest issue, you may have missed the most important part: Jim Gordon's ringtone.
It might seem like a minor detail, but it's actually a pretty significant piece of the ongoing Batman mythology -- mainly because I suggested it on Twitter back in November, and now that it's canon, I will never, ever shut up about it.
The ringtone was added to Gordon's phone pretty late during the process, and while I think it's meant to be a Batman-specific ringtone, I prefer the idea that life in the world capital of supercrime has made the Commissioner a man in need of reassurance that the law won literally every time he gets a phone call, most of which are probably about some new bunch of horrible thematic murders. Also, I love that Gordon has Batman in his phone as "BATMAN," although it's a little disappointing that the picture that comes up isn't a duckface Bat-Selfie.
On reflection, that might've undercut the tension a little bit.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to work on this eight thousand word Ask Chris essay on Commissioner Gordon's affection for The Clash.