With the release of DC’s Batman and Harley Quinn on DVD and Blu-ray comes an 8-minute sneak peek featurette for their next direct-to-video animated movie, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.
DC is continuing to release new and exciting Batman animated films based on popular DC comic books, with the next being an adaptation of a 1989 one-shot graphic novel Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.
For those who don’t know, Gotham by Gaslight is a fan favourite Batman story written by Brian Augustyn with art by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and inking by P. Craig Russell. The graphic novel features a Victorian-era Batman in 1889 fighting Jack the Ripper in Gotham City. Basically, it’s a steampunk Batman that hunts down the famous serial killer. It’s probably one of the earliest Elseworld stories for The Dark Knight.
A number of characters from the Batman mythos will appear in this Elseworlds tale. Expect to see James and Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, Harvey Dent, Hugo Strange, Harvey Bullock, Poison Ivy and Selina Kyle, who’s also trying to protect Gotham’s women.
Of course, the creators promise that there are still a few surprises here for those who have read the comic book version of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.