Akins made an appearance at an event held at the Gotham Art Museum, where the city planned to turn off the Bat-Signal. He listened to Catherine Hamilton-Kane's speech about how Batman had left Gotham for good before going to turn off the signal. Just then, the event was attacked by Alice and her Wonderland gang.
In the aftermath, Akins called Commander Jacob Kane of Crows Security to confirm whether they were going ahead with Gotham's Movie in the Park. Indeed going ahead, Kane assured Akins of the event's safety.
During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Akins as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.
At a press conference, Akins tried to quiet the population of Gotham City's worries about the threats of a cyberterrorist, Terrier. However, the transmission was hijacked by Terrier, with Akins' face covered by the hacker's avatar and his credit card number leaked.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Michael Akins is the former police commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. In the New 52, he became mayor of Gotham City.