Note: When people ask who Batman is, most people jump up and say ‘Bruce Wayne;’ I was in that camp as well, but after the great time Dick Grayson had in the role I have some apprehension when saying who Batman is anymore. Anyway, artist Ron Salas has revealed this great redesign of Batman as if Grayson was under the mask. I like how the bat-symbol here echoes Grayson’s previous guise of Nightwing, and those eyes and more ear-like ears are pretty haunting. – Chris A.
Here’s what Salas said about the design:
This is essentially a costume that I think Dick Grayson would wear if ever Bruce really did meet his end. It started because it bugged me that Batman’s costumes lately sported big-eyed masks like Spider-man. I wanted to build a design that sported tiny eyes and big ears that would give Dick a kind of “radar sense” if you will. Helmet is armored and so are his arm braces. The rest of his costume is made of a highly durable fabric that is slightly resistant to temperatures, fire, knives, and bullets. The gloves and “boots” have clawed toes to more efficiently scale tall structures and improve fighting capability. These are retractable. The cape is shorter, starting from his shoulders and ending at his calves. It is split down the middle as in Batman Year 100. It is also made of highly durable fabric.