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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bruce the Ripper?
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...
Published on 12 Feb 2009 by Icy Sedgwick

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price
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...
Published on 30 Jun 2010 by A. Russell


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elsworlds befor "Elsworlds" or Batman vs. Ripper, 21 Jun 2002
Alternative history books - "proper" or comic - start with The question - "What if?" In this case, what if Bruce Wayne happen to live in "innocent" Victorian times - than he could easily become a friend and an apprentice of Sigmund Freud and visit London at the hight of Ripper crimes...
It seems that bat mythos is as reach and as flexible as Greek ones you can tell them again and again in different decor, use different cast - and hav ethe same impact!
Beutifully paced story, darkly magnificent art - and horror grandmaster Robert bloch as an intro writer - what can be better?
Definitely worth hunting for.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yes, but why?, 7 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (Paperback)
To me, this makes very little sense. I'm all for alternate stories and little oblique tales but this left me non-plussed. It becomes a weird sort of 'spot the things you know' game with everyone transplanted back to 1888: there's a picture of someone who looks very like the joker etc etc

Plus, I thought the art was on the poor side, or at least rushed - many panels with blank behinds - this made me sad given the rich detail that you can mine from the victorian era.

It all feels like jumping on a bandwagon probably started by League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and maybe there is a good Batman story than can be told in this way, but I don't think this is it. Check it out for curiosity if nothing else, but 'The Long Haloween' it 'aint.
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