So Alice (aka TransformationSequence) is planning an Atomic Wonder Woman costume for New York City Comic Con. (For those who don’t know) Atomic Wonder Woman is from the Infinite Crisis Video game, where you can recruit a team of heroes from various realities. Atomic W.W. comes from a reality where Superman’s rocket landed in the 50’s, was mistaken for a Soviet nuke, and inadvertently triggered the mutually assured destruction scenario.
I originally wanted to do a full Batman costume, but it seems unlikely that in three months I can pull together an accurate costume the kind of which a billionaire crime fighter could make.
So, I’m working up a design for Atomic Batman. This is my first go. I picture Thomas and Martha Wayne being wealthy activists, who traveled the world encouraging peace movements. They were killed when the war broke out, and young Bruce would have been stranded, except that he was taken in by an older mentor figure who trained him to survive in the new Post-Apocolyptic world. I’m not sure how this changes his mission, I think he more targets warlords, and works to make the Badlands that were once the USA a bit safer for survivors moving through the area.
Part of me thinks, given that backstory, I may want to add some homages to Finn from Adventure Time.