Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateNov. 2000 – Jan. 2001
No. of issues3
Creative team
Written byMike Mignola, Richard Pace
Penciller(s)Troy Nixey
Inker(s)Dennis Janke

Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is a three-issue comic book miniseries published from November 2000 to January 2001 under DC Comics' Elseworlds imprint.[1] Written by Mike Mignola and Richard Pace and illustrated by Troy Nixey (pencils) and Dennis Janke (inks),[2] with Mignola providing covers, the story deals with an alternate Batman in the 1920s fighting against mystical and supernatural forces that are taking Gotham by storm after he accidentally reawakens the being known as the Lurker on the Threshold.

Mignola's third work for the character, the story is full of many Lovecraft-inspired renditions of both the Dark Knight's friends and foes, including Green Arrow, Two-Face, Ra's al Ghul, and so on. In addition, the story's title is an allusion to Lovecraft's "The Doom That Came to Sarnath". In 2015, the story was finally collected into one full volume by DC and published as a trade paperback.

In other media

A animated film based on the books was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2022. [3]


  1. ^ Zachary, Brandon (May 5, 2020). "Batman: How Elseworlds Made Him DC's Supernatural Dark Knight". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Weisberg, Drew (March 8, 2019). "Hidden Panels: 'The Doom That Came to Gotham'". The Tufts Daily. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Johnson, Jim (July 22, 2022). "SDCC: Green Lantern: Beware My Power World Premiere, Panel and Upcoming Features". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 24, 2022.