Batman’s Kingdom Come Armor Looks Even Better in Animated Series Style
The iconic armor Batman wore in Kingdom Come is even more beautiful in Batman: The Animated Series. Alex Ross, an artist, once imagined how the design might look with Bruce Timm’s signature style of art.
The Mythology by Alex Ross,collects his work with DC Comics over his career. He also reveals concept art and covers as well as other artwork he did for the publisher. The book also includes a section on his work on Kingdom Come with Mark Waid. This is where he imagines the future DC Universe. While new heroes continue the Justice League’s legacy, original Justice League members have changed their perspectives and seen the world from a different perspective. The beloved Batman: The Animated Series began airing shortly before the epilogue to DC Universe was released.
Alex Ross shows a sketch of his Kingdom Come Batman. It is based on the animated series. The armor is sleek and looks like the Batman: The Animated Series action figure variants. Ross wrote next to the design, “My Bruce Timm Style of Batman’s Armor,” in 1995, while he was working at Kingdom Come. Bruce Wayne grew older and needed more action-heavy armor to win the war against crime. While the younger Bruce would not need such armor, his older self from Batman Beyond would later use a high-tech suit.
Ross allows viewers to visualize the suit in action, even though the weaponized suit was censored. Bruce’s future DC Animated Universe suit is simpler and doesn’t need the bulky armor or spiked gauntlets. His Batman Beyond costume doesn’t require wings. He can fly with rocket boot. His built-in glider, however, is something that Batman would have used in modern times.
A Kingdom Comeversion may be possible as Batman’s animated series adventures continues in comics. Ross’s drawing was purely for fun. However, it makes it possible for future versions of the characters from the graphic novel to join the DC Animated Universe. Although they have two completely different ideas for a future DC Universe Kingdom designs, many would be pleased with the Kingdom design of Bruce Timm.