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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.

Batman vs. Jack the Ripper.

#09 on Wizard Magazine's "100 Best Single Issue Comics Since You Were Born" list.

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Batman, in the 19th Century! 0

Yeah...It's nothing special. It's nothing past "Batman begins and stops a famous serial killer." Sure, he gets framed at one point, but the story's resolved pretty quickly after that.It'd be a much better story if it actually took advantage of the fact that it's an Elseworlds story! All it uses is one simple gimmick that adds absolutely nothing! I'll cut it some slack, though, because it was the first of it's kind, and it's very possible that DC had heavy restrictions on what could be done.It ge...

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Elseworlds Project #3 0

The first Elseworlds ever. Brian Augustyn had wrote the script and (the one and only) Mike Mignola did an amazing work in the pencils, the tale is set in 1880, in the Victorian era where Jack The Ripper is srtiking terror in the hearts of the population. Bruce Wayne decides to go after the serial killer dressed as a giant bat, that looks as post-goth and dark as this issue gets... The panels are eye-candy, as mignola shows what he's capable of in the story that pretty much had set-up the basics ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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