Appearing in "Gotham by Gaslight"Edit
- Batman (First appearance)
- Jack the Ripper (First appearance)
- Prince Albert Victor (Cameo)
- Sigmund Freud
- Harvey Dent (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Joker (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Martha Wayne (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Thomas Wayne (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Commissioner Tolliver (First appearance)
- Bonnie (Single appearance)
- Briscoe (Single appearance)
- Jenk (Single appearance)
- Kelsey (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Gotham by Gaslight"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- This one-shot special is arguably the first "Elseworlds" publication, though the first comic book to actually carry the Elseworlds banner is Batman: Holy Terror. Gotham by Gaslight spawned a sequel entitled, Batman: Master of the Future which carried the Elseworlds imprint.
- This issue is ISBN 1-84576-403-X.
- Reference is made to the "English detective". This is undoubtedly a tongue-in-cheek reference to the literary 19th century British detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes has also been established as an actual character in the mainstream Pre-Crisis DC Universe.
- This issue includes an introduction by famed horror novelist Robert Bloch entitled "From Hell". From Hell is also the name of a graphic novel by Alan Moore, which likewise offered a unique interpretation of the Jack the Ripper murders. Bloch's introduction in this issue is from the perspective of Jack the Ripper and is crafted in the style of the famous "From Hell" letter.
- One of the buildings found in Gotham City boasts a sign "Sickert and Co." Walter Sickert was an English painter and one of many Ripper suspects.
- Prince Albert Victor makes a cameo appearance in this issue. Prince Albert was also (though not seriously) suspected of being the Ripper.
- The universal setting for Gotham by Gaslight was designated as canon as Earth-1889 in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths. Post-52, it served as the basis for Earth-19.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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