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Batman : Gotham au XIXe siècle [Paperback]

Brian Augustyn , Mike Mignola , Eduardo Barreto , Jérôme Wicky
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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13 May 2009
In this Batman adventure, an ancestor of the contemporary Bruce Wayne - sharing both Bruce's name and his Batman alter-ego - confronts the notorious Jack the Ripper in Victorian Gotham City.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Panini Comics (13 May 2009)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2809407665
  • ISBN-13: 978-2809407662
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 18.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,123,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A former DC Comics editor, Brian Augustyn wrote some of the first DC Elseworlds tales, including BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT. His other comics credits include THE FLASH, IMPULSE, THE RAY, BLACK CONDOR and more, as well as the indie comics sensation TROLLORDS. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bruce the Ripper? 12 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
Attempting to introduce Jack the Ripper into the world of Bruce Wayne/Batman was always going to be a risky move, as it requires either bringing the Ripper into the modern age, or putting Batman into history. Thankfully this tale chooses the latter, re-positioning Batman and Bruce Wayne as turn of the century figures who unfortunately get caught up in Ripper hysteria, and Batman has to track down one of history's most notorious killers.

The artwork is beautiful, and while the plot is a bit of a departure from the usual Batman adventures, it's well-written and unfolds at just the right pace. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk Batman 10 May 2013
By E.M
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What could be better, i ask you?
The original elsewords tale really is the best. Both comics collected here are great workings for the writers and the artists and are absolutely thrilling to read, even when you've heard the spoilers!
Personally, i think this s my fave elseworlds batman, and i've read them all (and theyre all good.) His suit and gadgets are simpler but better, his training and preparation is shown to be taught by some of the world's greatest minds at the time and his dedication to justice over revenge is challenged in this volume.
Also, this bruce manages to find someone who is able to love him and his batman duties, which is something we've not really seen before and i was happy about.
Old-school detective work and manipulation of victorian fear of the eccentric are used to great effect in this book and i loved every panel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By K701
Format:Paperback
A nice story and art work. It could have been padded out and lengthened as you're done in 15 mins or less. It could have been great, but instead it's good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bats goes Victorian! 20 Sep 2010
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Two alternate stories of the Batman set in the 19th century from such star artists as Mike MIgnola and P Craig Russell. The first, "Gotham by Gaslight" is arguably the best. A retelling of the Jack the Ripper murders with a continuation in Gotham where the Batman confronts him. A great short story with some magnificently gothic drawings by the excellent Mike Mignola it's no wonder his talent took him on to bigger projects like Hellboy and BPRD.

"Master of the Future" is the second and longer story in this collection featuring an alternate origin story for the Joker and another test for the Batman to save Gotham. Eduardo Barreto's drawings are excellent here too and Brian Augustyn, who penned both stories, writes another great script.

An excellent "What If...?" collection of two great Batman stories with some fantastic art thrown in. A must for Batfans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price 30 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
I wasn't blown away by this, which was somewhat disappointing. I love the elseworld stories, and the idea of throwing batman into the Victorian age seemed like the greatest what if of all. The art was great at setting the mood, and I loved the historical tie-ins. My problem was that there was a fight going on between the character-study aspects and the actual plot. Bruce Wayne is amazing in this, but the plot just kind of creeps up on you and then it's done; the ending was anti-climactic to say the least. Part of me also wishes there had been more Victorian style gadgets involved but at the same time that probably would have detracted from the plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Batman year one minus one hundred years 26 Dec 2006
By H
Format:Paperback
In Gotham by Gaslight, Augustyn creates a turn of the twentieth century Gotham that is in need of a Batman every bit as much as at the turn of the twenty-first century. Add Jack the Ripper and you have all the hallmarks of a fine Dark Night story. The atmosphere is brooding and Mignola & Russell create arwork that is reminicent of Batman Year One or League of Extrordinary Gentlemen.

Some of the clues and details are rushed though leaving a feeling of being short-changed on the detective work.

The second story is a much lighter super-hero-versus-megalomaniac romp with much lighter artwork. A romance for Bruce Wayne adds a bit of feel-good.

overall, definitely worth the money for Batman lovers.
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