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.
First Appearance: Superman (1987) #4
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52: The Companion (2007)
TPB Action Comics (1938)
- '52: The Companion'
Annual 05 Adventures of Superman (1987)
- 'Loose Cannon'#595
- 'The Ghost of Superman'#600
- 'Different Worlds'#600 (Canadian)
- 'Different Worlds'#645
- 'My Lady Maxima!'#650
- 'The Ghost of Luthor'#669
- 'Paper Trail'#672
- 'All This... and Lex Luthor II!'#673
- 'Friends in Need'#678
- 'Talking Heads!'#680
- 'Payment Due'#681
- 'Odds &... Endings'#685
- 'Who's Buried In Superman's Tomb?'#688
- 'An Eye for an Eye'#690
- 'Lies & Revelations'#694
- 'Survival Of The Fittest!'#700
- 'Swan Song'#705
- 'Bodies & Motion'#724
- 'Losing Brawl!'#726
- 'Arms!'#726 (Bagged with "On The Edge" Magazine)
- 'I Killed Superman!'#732
- 'The Saving Skull'#733
- 'The Sins of Change'#740
- 'A Rag, a Bone, & a Hank of Hair'#741
- 'A Cautionary Tale'#742
- 'Devil May care: A Thesis on the Psychopathologist's Role, By Amy Iwata'#750
- 'Confidence Job'#751
- 'Sixes and Sevens'#753
- 'A Law Unto Himself'#758#773
- 'Kith & Kin, Part Two'
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'
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'
DC Comics Presents: Superman (2010)
DC Crossover (1998)
#34 DC Universe Special: Reign in Hell (2008)
- 'Superman & Savage Dragon'
#1 Der Neue Superman (1987)
- 'The Blaze/Satanus War'
Detective Comics (1937)
HC Final Crisis: Revelations (2008)
- 'Batwoman: Elegy (Deluxe Edition)'TPB
- 'Batwoman: Elegy'#764
- 'Atonement, Part One'#783
- 'More Perfect Than Perfect'#784
- 'Made of Wood, Part One'#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 !'
Loose Cannon (1995)
#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'
Annual 02 Superman (1993)
- 'The Cadmus Project'#4
- 'The Super Menace of Metropolis'#13
- 'Toys In the Attic'#15
- 'Cries in the Night'#19
- 'The Power that Failed'#19 (3rd Print)
- 'The Power that Failed'#20
- 'Doom in the Heartland!'#20 (3rd Print)
- 'Doom in the Heartland!'#26
- '...It's Just a Shot Away!'#34
- 'By Hook or By Crook!'#49#59
- 'Superman's Fiancee, Lois Lane'#68
- 'Sins of the Father'#71
- 'Evil's Pawn'#96
- 'Chapter 1-What?'#170
- 'Bad Dog!: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog'
(02) Superman (1996)
- 'Eine Welt ohne Superman Teil 1'(05)
- 'Supermans Rückkehr Teil 2'
#3 Superman (2002)
- 'Wie ein Feuer in der Nacht'#11
- 'Tunnel der Gewalt! oder Wenn Zwei sich streiten...!'#14
- 'Wo ist Superman?'#15
- 'Big Fun!'#17
- 'Apokolips Rache'#19
- 'Der Spass geht zu weit!'#20
- 'Gespaltene Persönlichkeit'#21 (Variant-Cover-Edition)
- 'Gespaltene Persönlichkeit'#22#23
- 'Fatale Begierde'#39
- 'Die Zuflucht'#41
- 'Heiss & Kalt'#45
- 'Die Flitterwochen sind vorbei'#46
Superman & Savage Dragon: Metropolis (1999)
Superman 80-Page Giant (1999)
Superman Forever (1998)
Superman Metropolis Secret Files (2000)
Superman: Der Mann aus Stahl (2000)
#2 Superman: Save the Planet (1998)
- 'Krypton Lebt'#4
- 'Die Brücke von Gestern ins Heute'
Superman: Secret Files (1998)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
#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 Superman/Madman: Hullabaloo (1997)
TPB Two-Face: Year One (2008)
- 'The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo!'#2
- 'Hot Dang! Yin Yang!'
Video Game Appearances:
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002)
G.C.P.D. (DC)(Post Crisis)
M.P.D. (DC)(Post Crisis)
Metropolis Special Crimes Unit (DC)
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