From Slashfilm: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see Batman in the Victorian Era? Wonder no more with Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is set to be released in 2018.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is a one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. It’s considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight spawned a sequel, Master of the Future (1991), also written by Augustyn, but with drawings by Eduardo Barreto.
Here’s the synopsis for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight:
“In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.”
In the eight-minute Batman: Gotham by Gaslight first look, interviews with the creators working on the DC/WB production speak about taking Batman back to the 19th century while clips from the film reveal how Batman, Catwoman, Harvey Dent, and Hugo Strange have been translated to the Victorian era.
Creative director Mike Carlin describes it in the preview as “Batman in a Sherlock Holmes era.”