This week we talk about Elseworlds Comics. What are Elseworlds Comics you ask? Elseworlds are DC stories that take place outside the DC Universe canon. The Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel, featuring Batman, is considered to be the first official Elseworlds story. The "Elseworlds" name was trademarked in 1989, the same year as the first Elseworlds publication. So really it's an excuse to put a known character in new and interesting situations without worrying about what has come before or how it will impact the future.