The story behind Detective James Gordons rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batmans arrival.
In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Waynes eyes. Although Gotham City Police Department detectives, James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solaces the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruces traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gothams corruption. Thus begins Gordons lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as super villains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman.
Years before the first appearance of the Batman, GCPD lieutenant Jim Gordon takes up an impossible task: cleaning up the most morally bankrupt city on earth. As Gordon fights against corruption, criminals and lunatics, Bruce Wayne prepares for his journey to become the most feared vigilante this city has ever seen.