Margaret 'Maggie' Sawyer (DC)(Post Crisis)
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Maggie was introduced in Superman (2nd series) in April 1987, as Captain Sawyer of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit, a special branch of the Metropolis police force that handles superpowered menaces when Superman is unavailable. Maggie mostly replaced Inspector Henderson from the previous comics as Superman's main police contact.
She was added to the Superman canon following the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the miniseries that rebooted the comics, Superman: The Man of Steel. Her no-nonsense attitude made her an enemy of many criminals in Metropolis. This led to her a being constant thorn in Superman's side during the early days of his career, for she tried at times to prove the police force was more efficient than a vigilante, and even trying to apprehend him at times. Eventually, after being injured and saved by Superman during a terrorist plot, her attitude towards him warmed up.
Later stories revealed that she originally came from Star City, and had been married to another police officer until she realized she was a lesbian. The two had one daughter named Jamie. Since her divorce, Maggie has been in a relationship with Toby Raines, a reporter for the Metropolis Star.
Maggie had a close working relationship with Dan Turpin, the second-in-command of the SCU. Henderson, however, resented the fact that she gave orders to officers who outranked her and, when he became Commissioner following the Death of Superman storyline, resolved the situation by promoting her to Inspector.
Inspector Sawyer was the main character in the 1998 comics limited series Metropolis SCU.
In mid-2000s comics, Maggie has been transferred to Gotham City's police force as the head of the Major Crimes Unit, and is a significant character in the comic Gotham Central. The move has placed some strain on her relationship, since Toby did not follow her to Gotham.
Following the events of Infinite Crisis, Harvey Bullock discovered corruption in the GCPD apparently all the way up to Commissioner Akins. James Gordon returned to his former position as commissioner, and many of the cast of Gotham Central has not been seen since. Maggie Sawyer, however, does not appear to be involved and is still a Captain.
Maggie has recently been appearing in the series 52. In conversation, former detective Renee Montoya makes a reference to Toby Raines.
Maggie appeared at a charity ball attended by Katherine "Kate" Kane. While the two are dancing, Maggie mentions that she and Toby are no longer together and asks Kate for her phone number.
promoted to Inspector of the Metropolis P.D. in Action Comics (1938) #688.
First Appearance: Superman (1987) #4
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52: The Companion (2007)
TPB Action Comics (1938)
- '52: The Companion'
Action Comics (2001)
#6 Adventures of Superman (1987)
- 'Superman & Wonder Woman'
Adventures of Superman [I] (2013)
Adventures of Superman [II] (2013)
Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996)
TPB Batgirl (2000)
- 'JLA Presents: Aztek the Ultimate Man'#9
- 'The Power And The Glory'
#24 Batman (1940)
- 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?, Part Two: Batgirl'
#599 Batman Sonderband (2004)
- 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?, Part Seven: From the Inside-Out'
#3 Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
- 'Der Tod und die Mädchen '#4
- 'Der Tod und die Mädchen 2'
HC Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (2002)
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'TPB
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'
Batman: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (2003)
Batman: Family (2002)
#6 Batman: Streets Of Gotham (2009)
- 'Chapter Six: Machinery'
Batman: Two-Face and Scarecrow Year One (2009)
TPB Batwoman (2011)
- 'Batman: Two-Face and Scarecrow Year One'
Batwoman [GER] (2012)
#1 Bloodbath (1993)
- 'Ertrinkende Welt'#3
- 'Dunkle Welten'
Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood (2007)
HC Crossover Classics (1991)
- 'The Question: The Five Books of Blood'TPB
- 'The Question: The Five Books of Blood'#3
- 'The Third Book of Blood: The Lesson of Greed'
Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics: Superman (2016)
TPB DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
- 'Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics: Superman'
#134 DC Comics Presents: Superman (2010)
- 'Supergirl: Der Tod und die Familie'
DC Crossover (1998)
#34 DC Universe Special: Reign in Hell (2008)
- 'Superman & Savage Dragon'
#1 Detective Comics (1937)
- 'The Blaze/Satanus War'
HC Final Crisis: Revelations (2008)
- 'Batwoman: Elegy The Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'Batman: New Gotham Volume 2'TPB
- 'Batwoman by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III'TPB
- 'Batwoman: Elegy'#764#766#771#773#783#784#856
- 'Affettuoso; Pipeline, Chapter One/Part Three'#858
- 'Go 1; Pipeline, Chapter One/Part Five'#861
- 'Cutter, Part 1 of 3; Pipeline, Chapter Two/Part Two'#863
- 'Cutter, Part 3 of 3; Pipeline, Chapter Two/Part Four'
HC Final Night (1996)
- 'Final Crisis: Revelations'TPB
- 'Final Crisis: Revelations'#2#3
Gotham Central (2003)
#1 Gotham Gazette (2009)
- 'In The Line of Duty 1'#2
- 'In The Line Of Duty 2'#6
- 'Half A Life, Part One'#7
- 'Half A Life, Part Two'#8
- 'Half A Life, Part Three'#9
- 'Half A Life, Part Four'#10
- 'Half A Life, Part Five'#11
- 'Daydreams and Believers'#12
- 'Soft Targets Part One of Four'#13
- 'Soft Targets Part Two of Four'#14
- 'Soft Targets Part Three of Four'#15
- 'Soft Targets Part Four of Four'#16
- 'Life Is Full Of Disappointments Part One'#17
- 'Life Is Full Of Disappointments Part Two'#18
- 'Life Is Full Of Disappointments Part Three'#19
- 'Unresolved Part One'#23
- 'Corrigan Part One'#25
- 'Lights Out'#28
- 'Keystone Kops Part One'#29
- 'Keystone Kops Part Two'#30
- 'Keystone Kops Part Three'#31
- 'Keystone Kops Part Four'#33
- 'Dead Robin Part One '#34
- 'Dead Robin Part Two Of Four'#35
- 'Dead Robin Part Three Of Four'#36
- 'Dead Robin Conclusion'#39
- 'Corrigan II Part 2'#40
- 'Corrigan II Part 3'
Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? (2009)
Gotham Underground (2007)
#5 Guardians of Metropolis (1994)
- 'Book Five: Pieces of the Puzzle'
#2 Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
- 'Donovan's Circus!'#3
- 'All This And World War II !'
Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
HC Loose Cannon (1995)
- 'Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years'
#1 Metropolis S.C.U. (1994)
#1 Outsiders (1993)
- 'Sawyer's Blues'#2
- 'Cop Out!'#3
- 'Ark Enemy'#4
- 'Black Plague!'
#12 Showcase '95 (1995)
- 'Separate But Inequal!'
#4 Superman (1987)
- 'Catwoman - Green Arrow - Thorn'#5
- 'Spoiler - Firehawk - Thorn'
Superman & Savage Dragon: Metropolis (1999)
Superman 80-Page Giant (1999)
Superman Forever (1998)
Superman Metropolis Secret Files (2000)
Superman: Save the Planet (1998)
Superman: Secret Files (1998)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Annual 01 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
- 'The Gathering Darkness'Annual 02
- 'Cutting Edge!'Annual 02 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Cutting Edge!'Annual 06
- 'Peer Pressure Part 1: A Whole New World'#1
- 'Man of Steel/Man of Fire!'#9
- 'Power Breakfast'#15
- 'Here Be Monsters'#19
- 'Doomsday Is Here!'#21
- 'Bad Character'#34
- 'Mind Games'#41
- 'Blood Ties'#45
- 'Superman No More!'#50
- 'Split Personality'#53
- 'The Game'#59
- 'Losin' It'#65
- 'Creative Differences'#93
- 'The Sea Beast of Metropolis!'#94
- 'Krypton Lives'#96
- 'Bridge the Past and Future'#103
- 'What He Didn't Do'#108
- 'Metropolis is Burning'#112
- 'The Adventures of...Krypto!'#114
- 'Poor Elijah'#115
- 'Metropolitan Rapture'#116
- 'Chest Deep In Heroes' Blood'#119
- 'Joker: Last Laugh: Snowball's Chance'
#5 Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)
- 'To Have And To Hold?'#12
- 'Need to Know'#14
- 'Conspiracy of One+One+One+One+One+One'
Superman/Fantastic Four (1999)
OGN SC Superman/Gen13 (2000)
- 'The Infinite Destruction'
#3 Supermen of America (2000)
- 'You Bet Your S I'm Angry!!!'
#3 The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2007)
- 'A Piece of the Action'#6
- 'To the Max!'
The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
HC The Superman/Madman: Hullabaloo (1997)
- 'The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years'
#2 Two-Face: Year One (2008)
- 'Hot Dang! Yin Yang!'
Video Game Appearances:
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002)
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