Brian Augustyn helped bring us Gotham By Gaslight. Two years later, in 1991, he brought us the next DC Comics Elseworlds in Batman: Master of the Future, a direct sequel. It is drawn by artist Eduardo Barreto.
Eleven months after Batman’s battle with Jack the Ripper, Bruce Wayne has retired from his role as masked vigilante. He is engaged to Julie Madison and is preparing for the debut of the Gotham City World’s Fair.
After attending a council meeting to challenge Mayor Tolliver’s use of the city funds for the event, a mysterious air pirate named Alexandre LeRoi barges in and warns that he will burn Gotham. He escapes before he can arrested.
As Bruce is discussing this with Julie, she insists that Batman in Gotham City’s only hope to survive the maniacs. After LeRoi nearly kills the Mayor, Wayne, Commissioner Gordon, and City Councilman Rupert Thorne, Bruce decides it is time to return as Batman.
While not as exciting as Gotham By Gaslight, it definitely is an excellent addition to the story. It rounds out the characters and plot, while also providing a basis for future stories.
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This article has been updated from a previous version.