Note: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are the flag-bearers for the DCU, and artist Patrick Hollowell has taken to updating their costume to modern times. Coming from a similar motivation as the “New 52” designs, Hollowell’s work took him down a much different path, with some excellent results. – Chris A.
Here’s what Patrick said about his designs:
Batman -Wanted his suit to make his silhouette hard to distinguish other than the ears, especially up against the cape. Put the Symbol over the cape for dramatic effect, like there’s a group of ne’er do wells in a meeting and one of them randomly gets knocked out, they look up and the last thing you see is that haunting yellow bat before you wake up in the hospital. No cod pieces, tired of them damn undies on the outside
Superman – Real heavy up top, sparse below. A bit more yellow than normal but he does most of his work in the daylight and gets his power from the sun so I think it brightens him up a lot more. Draws more attention to his chest where most of his strength lies I believe. And I LOVE the damn Kryptonian collars, gonna get me a suit with one. Same with Bats, gotta get rid of the bikini bottoms, can’t remember who it was, maybe Kirs Anka, but someone pointed out
Wonder Woman – Lots of things to get rid of, the “WW” push up is gone, makes life dangerous for heroines. Titties could be exposed at any moment, easily. Tied up the hair, harder to grab, harder to take down, cuz everyone know Cheetah is an underhanded bitch. No heels, cuz Diana knows better than that, and she’d probably break them mid-battle and that’s no good. Opted for a skirt to keep archaic/feminine vibe. Wanted her to be separate from Superman, so I changed her color scheme to include 2 reds and no gold or yellow, think it looks better with her bands