Michael Alen calls his Kickstarter project Hero HoodieZ. The first in what Alen hopes will be a series of superhero-inspired hooded zip-ups spotlights crime-fighting vigilante Nightwing. The hoodie, available in both traditional Black & Blue and new-school Black & Red, and set to ship in September 2012, doesn't come fully-loaded with Nightwing's sedative-tipped dart launcher or Eskrima truncheons, but it does have what I would consider the far more useful capability of warming the bare shoulders of damsels distressed with goosebumps on chilly fall nights. Adds the Don Juan to my Dick Grayson no Spandex suit ever could.
Part one of Alen's Hero HoodieZ Kickstarter project runs through July 18, 2012. A $69 pledge returns one Nightwing Hoodie, shipped free of charge to US residents, in your choice of colors and men's sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Once Hero HoodieZ mass production begins, retail price will increase to $79, plus shipping.