Selina Kyle: Gone, all gone.
Batman : And the hope of Gotham with it.
Dickie: It was all phony anyway. We’ll make somethin’ new, somethin’ better.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is a 2018 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, featuring an alternate version of the DC Comics character Batman. It is the 30th film of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It is directed and produced by Sam Liu and written by James Krieg, loosely based on the standalone graphic novel of the same name by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.
The film was released for a world premiere screening at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. during the “DC in D.C.” event on January 12, 2018 and then for digital download on January 23, 2018 before coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on February 6. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight was the last film to be released in Benjamin Melniker’s lifetime, a longtime. Mezco taps into the DC Victorian era with their version of The Joker.
What’s in the Box Batman?: A whole plethora of goodies come with this figure which includes two head portraits, eleven interchangeable hands, double-breasted coat with snaps (removable), scarf (removable), suspenders, Victorian-style clothes, Apron(removable), Top Hat, Glasses, Assortment of knives and other misc. tools, carrying case for tools, 3 playing cards with Joker, heart, and bat on them, finally the logo-styled figure stand.
The Verdict: This figure rings classic Victorian Era figure. The Joker is highly detailed and with an assortment of tools can do some serious damage to the good people of Gotham. Behold though because The Batman of Gotham will soon be in pursuit of his arch-nemesis. I know some are saying geez another Batman and Joker figures again. But this is a new twist and does bring a new feel to the line of Bats. Do not hesitate to grab one of these when you find him the era feel and the stylish Jack the Ripperesque assortments down to the bloody apron make for some much-needed details to complete the feel. Price is fair and the accessories are plentiful. This is another must-have for you collectors
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