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Superman Shield
The Superman "S" shield.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance /Action Comics/ #1
(June 1938)
In story information
Type Emblem
Element of stories featuring Superman

The *Superman shield*, also known as the *Superman logo*, is the iconic
emblem for the fictional DC Comics superhero Superman. As a representation
of one of the first superheroes, it served as a template for character
design decades after Superman's first appearance. The tradition of wearing
a representative symbol on the chest was mimicked by many subsequent
superheroes, including Batman, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Green
Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, and many others.


· 1 Evolution of the symbol
· 2 Representations

· 2.1 House of El
· 2.2 Cape
· 2.3 Variants
· 2.4 Wearers of the Shield

· 3 Diamond and eight shield
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*Evolution of the symbol[edit]*

In its original inception in /Action Comics/ #1, Superman's symbol was a
letter /S/ with red and blue on a yellow police badge symbol that resembled
a shield. The symbol was first changed a few issues later in /Action
Comics/ #7. The shield varied over the first few years of the comics, and
many times was nothing more than an inverted triangle with an /S/ inside of

The shield first became a diamond in the Fleischer cartoon serial
/Superman/. It was black with a red /S/ outlined with white (although it
was on occasion, outlined with yellow). The /S/ has varied in size and
shape and the diamond shape containing it has also changed size and shape.
Extreme examples of this would be the very large logo


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