I was looking up old Wizard covers and remembered this article about an Ultimatized DC Universe. When The New 52 was announced, there were a lot of comments on how the new look seemed to be inspired by this article.
The designs were done by Draxhall Jump Entertainment’s Ken Lashley and Christian Zanier.
I remember and still have this issue of Wizard.
And yeah, The New 52 totally ripped off many of the elements from that article. Even that We Can Be Heroes poster was ripped off from that. Even a female Atom.
Ken Lashley was ahead of his time.