‘Batman: Gotham By Gaslight’ Absolute Edition Canceled

Gotham by Gaslight

DC has canceled the upcoming Absolute Edition of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.

Absolute Gotham By Gaslight

No reason for the cancelation was provided, though the book “will be solicited again in a different format.” The Absolute Edition was announced in December, for a September 2020 release.

This follows a recent pattern of DC cancelations, which has seen multiple Absolute and Omnibus editions announced and then pulled — later to be resolicited in trade paperback format.

Meanwhile, fans of the story still have the original graphic novel and the animated movie.

The original solicitation for the Absolute Edition reads as follows:

ABSOLUTE GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT HC
Written by BRIAN AUGUSTYN and JEFF PARKER
Art by MIKE MIGNOLA, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, EDUARDO BARRETO, GREG TOCCHINI, and EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
The groundbreaking Elseworlds tales of the Victorian era are back in a new Absolute edition! This volume includes the breakthrough tales Gotham by Gaslight and Master of the Future which pit the Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper and a death-dealer from the skies over Gotham City! This collection also includes further appearances from the Victorian Dark Knight, including Countdown Special: The Search for Ray Palmer: Gotham by Gaslight #1 and Convergence: Shazam! #1-2.
ON SALE 09.09.20
$49.99 US | 8.25” x 12.5” | 240 PAGES

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Kevin Sharp

From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, the comics medium and characters feel like a part of my DNA.