Jason Bard

    Character » Jason Bard appears in 233 issues.

    Jason Bard is a Private Investigator in Gotham City. He was a former police officer in the G.C.P.D., under Commissioner James Gordon. He was romantically involved with Barbara Gordon. He sometimes lent his help to the Birds of Prey on their missions. In the New 52, he was a police officer in Detroit who after losing his partner and love to a Batman pretender transferred to Gotham City. In DC Rebirth, he is once again a love interest to Barbara Gordon.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Jason Bard last edited by jason_rusch on 11/05/19 05:13PM View full history


    Jason Bard, Private Detective in Gotham City
    Jason Bard, Private Detective in Gotham City

    As a young man, Jason Bard vowed to find his father, the man who he believed murdered his beloved mother. This proved to be a difficult task, since his father abandoned him when he was just a child, and his mother had destroyed all photos of him. Jason therefore had no memory of his father's face.

    After joining the Marines, Bard was sent to Vietnam, but returned home shortly afterwards - his right knee crippled in an explosion. He then attended college, majoring in Criminology, and opened an office in Gotham City where he has established a reputation as an intelligent, ethical private investigator.

    Barbra Gordon thanks Officer Bard for saving her dad
    Barbra Gordon thanks Officer Bard for saving her dad

    On the odd occasion, his services have been used by Batman and he has more recently been involved with the Birds of Prey - having once been close to Barbara Gordon and having a professional relationship with her father, GCPDs, Commissioner Gordon.

    Bruce Wayne onced hired him to find out Halo's background. He succeeded in finding out she was Violet Harper.

    Bard was employed as a daylight detective by Batman. His first case was the disappearance of Orca which he successfully completed after winning a fight with the new Tally Man. In Batgirl: Year One, it's Killer Moth who crippled him by shooting him in the knee.

    Birds of Prey

    under cover mission to Reelasia
    under cover mission to Reelasia

    Jason Bard has, on a number of occasions, contributed to a number of Barbara Gordon's Birds of Prey missions. The first of which was to a small island nation called Reelasia. He went in under cover and ended up rescuing Dinah Lance from a bad situation.

    Powers and Abilities

    He's a capable fighter, criminologist, and marksman, as well as being skilled in investigative work, including the skills in deception needed for going under cover.


    Height: 6'
    Weight: about 175 lbs.
    Eyes: brown
    Hair: brown, blonde, or somewhere in between (he apparently varies it from time to time)

    Other Media

    Young Justice

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    Jason is a friend of John Jones. At one point during his career in the US Marine Corps, he injured his leg.

    Bard was part of a telepathically simulated training exercise of the Team. He fought under General Eiling in Washington, D.C.


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