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.