Batman: Gotham by Gaslight was the book that kicked off DC’s famed Elseworlds line of stories. Published in February 1989, a few months before Tim Burton’s first Batman movie kicked off a new wave of Batmania, Gotham by Gaslight tells the tale of what would happen if Bruce Wayne became Batman in 1889…and had to face off with the greatest mad killer of that era, Jack the Ripper.
With moody art by the brilliant Mike Mignola, Gotham by Gaslight was like nothing comics fans had seen at the time. It’s available on Amazon. Since this was just a 48 page story, DC promises that the animated version will expand on it to fill the just under 80 minute run time.
There’s no release date or voice cast yet, but expect Batman: Gotham by Gaslight in early 2018. Check out the first look video from DC below to preview what is coming.