These seminal DC story lines would are tailor-made for animated features
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"Batman" Gotham by Gaslight" (1989)
By Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola
DC Animation has yet to exploit the "Elseworlds" concept beyond "Justice League: The New Frontier." The first "Elseworlds" story is still one of the best as "Gotham by Gaslight" presents the riveting tale of Batman versus Jack the Ripper. This moody, atmospheric alternate future can certainly take advantage of the Steampunk movement and present an unexpected yet timeless "Batman" story. Batman is such an enduring character because he works in any setting and any genre. Seeing an animated gothic horror featuring the Dark Knight, especially one inspired by the art of Mike Mignola, could be one of the most original and gripping "Batman" tales to date. Removing Batman from the modern era could certainly garner attention while presenting a mash-up of modern day super heroics with archetypes of the Victorian era.