Maggie Sawyer is a police officer originally from Star City. She headed the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit and acted as one of Superman's main police contacts before moving to Gotham City, where she now works as a GCPD commissioner.
Maggie Sawyer was created by John Byrne.
Maggie Sawyer was introduced in 1987 as a supporting character for Superman. Rising through the ranks to become a captain in the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit, Maggie was eventually promoted to Inspector under Commissioner Dan Turpin following the death of Superman. Maggie is also notable for being one of the first openly gay characters in mainstream comics. During her time in Metropolis, Maggie began a long term relationship with Daily Star reporter Toby Raines. In 1995, Maggie starred in the 4-issue Metropolis SCU mini-series.
In 2002 Maggie left Metropolis for Gotham City. She was transferred to head up the GCPD's Major Crimes Unit under Commissioner Michael Akins. She later joined the cast of Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka's critically acclaimed series Gotham Central.
Most recently, Maggie has appeared as a detective working under Commissioner Jim Gordon in the pages of Batwoman. Maggie entered into a relationship with Batwoman's alter ego of Kate Kane but did not know at the time that her girlfriend was Batwoman. Instead, she and Batwoman clashed over the same case of missing children kidnapped by a mysterious Weeping Woman. At the case's resolution by Batwoman, Kate proposed to her in costume, which Maggie accepts.
Major Story Arcs
DCAU (Superman: The Animated Series)
In Superman: The Animated Series, Maggie Sawyer was voiced by Joanna Cassidy.
Smallville (TV series)
In the TV series Smallville, Maggie was played by actress Jill Teed, and appeared in several episodes:
In the Season 2 episode, "Insurgence", Martha Kent and Lionel Luthor were being held hostage in LuthorCorp Tower. When Maggie Sawyer tried to help the situation, she meets Superman and Jonathan Kent for this first time. In the Season 3 episode, "Exile", Maggie led the response to the bank robbery perpetrated by a bullet-proof bank robber, Clark Kent who disappeared into thin air. In the Season 5 episode, "Exposed", Maggie responded to Chloe Sullivan and Lois Lane after they witnessed a hit-and-run. She led the response to the strip club at which Clark, Chloe, and Lois were working undercover. In the Season 7 episode, "Descent", Maggie asked Lex Luthor to identify his father after his death.