WATCH: Gotham by Gaslight animated feature creators take the Dark Knight back in time

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Oct 25, 2017, 9:45 AM EDT

DC's Gotham by Gaslight was one of the finest graphic novels that came out of the post-Frank Miller Batman revival and featured a grim Dark Knight up against the vicious slasher Jack the Ripper in Victorian-era Gotham City.

For their next animated feature, the powers that be at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment chose this atmospheric one-shot Elseworlds comic written by Brian Augustyn and paired with dread-filled, fog-lit art by Hellboy's Mike Mignola, a smart move that elicited a whooping cheer from Bat-fans around the globe. Published in February of 1989, Gotham by Gaslight remains a must-read for any serious comic book aficionado.

SYFY WIRE joined producer Bruce Timm, writer James Krieg, and director Sam Liu at NYCC earlier this month to hear exactly why this legendary Bat-tale was picked and learn how the creative team expanded the story beyond the comic.


Additional material by Jeff Spry.