Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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Overview

Presenting a new edition of the title collecting the adventures of the Victorian era Batman. This volume includes the breakthrough Elseworlds epics Gotham By Gaslight and Master of The Future, which pit the Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper and a death-dealer from the skies over Gotham. This title features artwork by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and P. Craig Russell (The Sandman).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401211530
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: Elseworlds Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 137,717
Product dimensions: 6.65(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

A Former DC Comics Editor, Brian Augustyn wrote some of the first DC Elseworlds Tales, including Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. His other comics credits include The Flash, Impulse, The Ray, Black Condor and more, as well as the indie comics sensation Trollords.

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Batman Gotham by Gaslight 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
aadyer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A brilliant bit of exposition and Elseworld idea, with Batman being transposed to the Victorian era. Great fun & the transition of the other characters also works very well. More steampunk in a time before steampunk got popular, this was very, very good. I'd like to see more, & some exploration of some more of the more traditional villians might be the way to do that. Very good, and the art was good too
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gotham by Gaslight is a unique retelling of the Batman origin. This book was actually the starting point for DC's later Elseworlds series due to it's popularity. The Elseworlds series took their characters and reset them in time periods or circumstances different from their established histories and told one shot stories around these new ideas. The other interesting bit about this new (old) Batman story is that it can be considered a Steampunk Batman tale, before Steampunk was as popular as it is today.Gotham by Gaslight follows the basic idea of Bruce Wayne/Batman's origin, with Bruce Wayne's family being murdered in front of him as a young boy and him later in life going out into the world to recreate himself into a force of good against evil as Batman. The difference here, however, is that this all takes place in the 1890s and his first adversary is Jack the Ripper. (This isn't spoiling anything. You learn that Jack the Ripper is in this book on the very first page.) The real star of this book is the art by Mike Mignola. Fans of his Hellboy series will appreciate is dark and shadowy graphic sense, which ultimately lends itself perfectly to this tale. I think anybody who is a fan of Batman, or of Steampunk and is at least familiar with the Batman mythos, will find this quick read enjoyable.
customer2 More than 1 year ago
The storyline is exciting however like the rest of dcs comics the art is awful. I noticed marvels comics have way better artwork but are a ripoff compared to dcs affordable comics unfortunately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An iconic collaboration whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts, GBG combines a compelling and complex story with stark and period-sensitive art  that places the Batman in late 19th century Gotham City to solve a series of crimes and bring to justice one of the period's most feared villains.  Using the same detective's skills which we can now appreciate as timeless, and armed with pre-20th century devices and equipment, the Dark Knight  fights a battle that takes the reader into the streets and alleys of a place and time that few can scarcely remember, much less  visit.  This story  is the vintage thriller  we have all wished for and can now finally enjoy.
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