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Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Story of the

"... Nowadays, Superman's symbol is recognizable all over the world. However, at one time, it was not even a terribly consistently drawn symbol and that is the crux of this article. Prior to trademarking the symbol, it went through a great deal of metamorphosis, as will be discussed. This page is currently under construction and will be updated as information becomes available. ..."
Here is a representation of the first symbol.
Here is a representation of the symbol as it was published circa 1938-1940.
Here is the symbol as it appeared at that time in the comics, circa 1940 (sans the black in the negative areas).
Here is a representation of the Golden Age shield in color.
And here is the symbol as it became and as we are accustomed to seeing it today.
"Superman's Shield 101" (via del.icio.us/ggth)