CBR| Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Is Next DC Animated Film The next direct-to-video DC Comics-based animated feature has been revealed to be an adaptation of the ’80s Elseworlds story Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (via ComicBook). The news was revealed in a list of special features for the home video release of the preceding animated feature, Batman and Harley Quinn. The list notes that the release includes “A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.” The first-ever DC Comics Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight was written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Hellboy mastermind Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. The story features a Victorian-era take on Batman that’s on the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper. The one-off story spawned a sequel, Master of the Future, written by Augustyn and drawn by Eduardo Barreto. The synopsis for the comic book version of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is the following: “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.” I never read the comic book, but I've only read good things about it. Seems like a nice choice for an animated feature, as this seems a perfect venue to adapt Elseworlds.