The Wormhole wrote:
You mean they actually do comics featuring different variations of Batman? That's kind of cool. I always thought all the different Batmans were just an attempt to milk action figures.
You mean you've never heard of Elseworlds
? Gotham by Gaslight
was the one that started it all, a one-shot graphic novel putting Batman in a 19th-century setting. It was so successful that DC decided to do a whole line of graphic novels called Elseworlds which put various DC heroes in various alternate-history settings or "What If?" premises.
I believe the "steampunk Batman" action figure depicted above is a rendering of the Gotham by Gaslight/Master of the Future
version of Batman.