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Officer Slam Bradley is a police officer of the Gotham City Police Department.

Biography

Bradley was an officer of the Gotham City Police Department, posing as a model for an edition of their "hunks of the GCPD" calendar.[1]

Sometime following, officer Bradley tackled Batwoman after she stopped a runaway train, saving her from her rogue grappling hook. Because of this, they began receiving significant press that paired them together, not long after, when Alice planted a bomb at Gotham Prep, detonating it, Slam was saved by Batwoman. He attempted to kiss her to appease the public, but she refused.[1]

Appearances

Batwoman

Season 1

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Samuel "Slam" Bradley is a hardened private detective in Gotham City.
  • Slam Bradley is said to have "Chris Evans vibes" and is later nicknamed "Captain America" by Luke Fox and Kate Kane, implying that the cinematic version of the Marvel comics character is known on Earth-Prime.
  • Slam was depicted as a private eye who can "slam-bang is way out of a barroom brawl or mob attack", and often liked working cases brought to him by other women, but enjoyed the "platonic company" of his sidekick, Shorty Morgan, while the character was largely well-received at the time, "Slam Bradley" stories have come under scrutiny for racist caricatures of antagonists, the character came to life after Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson conceived the idea for the character in a letter to Jerry Siegel, and was created by the two men alongside Joe Shuster, Slam Bradley made his official debut in Detective Comics #1, a year before Superman and two years before Batman, and became a fixture in the series until Issue #152. Slam then disappeared from DC canon for over 30 years, but re-emerged in Detective Comics #500 and in various Superman titles (which also established his successor, Slam Bradley Jr.) he then made his most prominent return in the "Trail of the Catwoman" arc, in which he investigated the death of Selina Kyle and went on to become a fixture in the ongoing Catwoman series.

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