Evolution Of The Superman S Symbol

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Over the years the famous Superman S symbol has gone through many changes, take a look at the evolution of the S emblem and see which one you prefer.

1938

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Superman creators Jerry Seagel and Joe Shuster created the first shield-like emblem influenced by a heraldic crest.

1940

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The first rendition of a wider emblem using a five sided design appeared on the covers of action comics.

1941 – 1943

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Fleischer Studios introduced Superman to the big screen for the first time in 1941 and followed with a series of animated shorts through 1943.

1948 – 1950

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The first live action theatrical presentation of the superman character played by, Kirk Alyn introduced this variation of the symbol.

1956 – 1957

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Television viewers first welcomed the Superman character, played by George Reeves, into their homes as he wore this emblem.

1960s And 1970s

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Artist Curt Swan introduced this design for a series of Superman comic books that expanded on the superhero’s role as protector of Earth.

1978 – 1987

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Christopher Reeve Brandished this emblem for several Superman movies.

1993 – 1997

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This design appeared occasionally during the TV series, Lois and Clark The New Adventures Of Superman.

1996

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With it’s futuristic theme the comic book Kingdom Come showed Superman donning this design based on the early renditions.

2006

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The design worn by Brandon Routh in Superman Returns had a slight 3d appearance.

2013

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Actor Henry Cavill reveals the meaning of the S symbol in the latest movie man of Steal as a symbol of hope.

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