In 1889, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City and takes on the mantle of Batman, and soon finds himself hunting Jack the Ripper, who has fled England. In Austria, Sigmund Freud tells Bruce, “A good student, you have been. My friend, the English detective, said much the same thing,” a clear reference to Sherlock Holmes. Given the recasting of the Batman mythos in the Victorian era, and the final revelation about the Ripper's identity, this story obviously takes place in an AU.
The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Crossover Cover: Gotham by Gaslight
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This was the comic that first brought Mike Mignola to the attention of fans before he created Hellboy. There was a sequel with some else on art.ReplyDelete
Mignola also did a Batman/Cthulhu Mythos crossover The Doom that Came to Gotham. I haven't read it since the comics are really expensive. From what I've read about it, it's probably also an AU.
Mignola also did the Batman/Hellboy/Starman crossover that Win included in Crossovers (one of my favorite comic book team ups.) There was also Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #54 Sanctum which was very Lovecraftian.