Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work—with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle—to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.
Please read on below to prepare yourself for how this works:
Who: You, silly!
What: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
Where : Right here on the forums! In this thread! In the comments below! Maybe on your phone! But also, you’ll be watching Batmen: Gotham By Gaslight on a big screen. So there, too.
When:: Friday, September 4th at 5p PST/8p EST
Why: Because the community that geeks out together, stays together.
How: Great question- read below!
CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY – You must have a subscription to DC Universe to access Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.
DUAL-WIELDING – Watch-Alongs are best experienced on two devices; Your phone for comments, and your big screen for viewing.
2, 1 LET’S JAM – Have your clicking finger on the “play” button and ready for action- we’ll be starting at the stroke of the hour.
CREDITS MUST ROLL - Please do not skip the opening or end credits so we all stick together. Anyone lost in the Speed Force, just let us know!
A WRINKLE IN TIME – If you get lost in the time, you can calculate where the audience is by checking the minute- For example, if it’s 5:15 pm PST, then we are 15 minutes into the show. Or, just check with us in the comments and we’ll happily let you know what we’re watching.
We’re so excited to hang out in the proverbial living room with you all and watch the events of this character-studded show unfold!