The drizzly nights and darkly cloudy days of Gotham were well represented by Detective Jim Gordon recently at Wizard World, a major comic con event held annually in Philadelphia. Having previously starred as Ryan Atwood in the hit TV series, The O.C., actor Ben McKenzie is no stranger to episodic TV. Now in Gotham, the future Commissioner Gordon fights crime in the pre-Batman era. Backstories for familiar comics villains like The Penguin, The Riddler, Two Face, Scarecrow, The Dollmaker, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman are slowly developed and explored, all while millionaire Bruce Wayne is still growing up.
At Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, McKenzie signed autographs and posed for fan photos. In addition, he participated in a Q&A session let by entertainment journalist, Aaron Sagers. During the forum, McKenzie advised that in the upcoming second season the show will become more serialized and less dependent on a story-of-the-week format. He also strongly suggested that The Joker, who was barely touched on in Season One, will have a much more prominent role in the new episodes. Gotham returns on FOX in the fall. More information on Wizard World Comic Cons can be found at wizardworld.com.