Welcome to Victorian Eng—wait, I mean, Victorian Gotham. Sure, it may not be quite as famous as its European cousin, but I think you'll find that the turn of the century DC Universe has all sorts of strange and wonderful things to offer in the just released Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which just so happens to be the animated adaptation of an Elseworlds story by the same name.
While Bruce Wayne might be the most famous Bat in Gotham City, he’s far from the only Caped Crusader to ever swing into action. In the 77 years since Batman’s creation, dozens of characters have tried their hands at becoming the Dark Knight, some by choice, some by force, some practically by accident. Let’s take a look at some of the unsung heroes (and villains) who have tried to take up the cowl, and what their contribution to the Batman myth, for better or worse, might be.
Scott Snyder made his first big impression on fans of the Dark Knight back in 2010 with BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR. Since then, he’s anchored the Batman family of books, serving as writer of the monthly Batman title since the launch of The New 52 and overseeing Batman’s two recently weekly comic series (the second of which, BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL, ended last week).