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11 Most Popular Superhero Logos – Super Logos

Categories: Famous logo design, Inspiring Logos, Logo design, logo design inspirations, Logo Designers
Written By: Nora Reed

Everyone in childhood has a dream and these childhood dreams mostly revolve around the cartoon characters which inspire us. Superheroes are considered as the most influential & driving forces for the kids and in some cases for adults as well. This is the reason why every superhero is blessed with some great powers to protect the humanity. It is a challenging thing to design a logo for a super hero; after all, kids are the most moody and choosy of all the audiences.

Following are some of the most popular super heroes’ logos. These logos have definitely created history. All the credit goes to Marvel and DC comics for producing amazing characters along with the most apt logos for the kids and adults. Enjoy the super logos.
















8. X MEN


9. The Mask

The Mask

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



4 Responses to “11 Most Popular Superhero Logos – Super Logos”

  1. P.F. Bruns Says:

    Ms. Reed, this article doesn’t work for me. There are no sources to cite to base the popularity rankings. Additionally, of the “logos” presented here, you have quite a few that are questionable as logos for the heroes themselves.

    1) The Superman “S” shield shown is the logo for the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” and is not used in the comics. (Versions of it as depicted by different artists were used for about a year around the date of the film’s release.) The “standard” logo used since about 1985, as designed by John Byrne and Walter Simonson, is larger proportional to Superman’s chest than presented in “Superman Returns.” Perhaps the current version of that logo would be a better representation.

    2) Technically, although this is only one version of a constantly evolving logo, the only real issue I have here is that it’s “Spider-Man,” not “Spiderman.”

    3) Similar to the problem with the “Superman Returns” film logo, the logo for Batman shown here is derived from Tim Burton’s “Batman” and “Batman Returns.” This specific version has never been worn by the character, though.

    4) Iron Man (not “Ironman,” as listed; that’s a trademark of Timex and the Ironman Triathlon) does not wear a logo on his armor. The closest he has to one might be either the faceplate of his current helmet, partially depicted here, or the “unibeam” built over the arc reactor on his chestplate. Not shown is the masthead logo of his comic book, which changes ever few years anyway.

    5) That’s not Thor’s logo. It’s his hammer. A logo is not usually purpose-built as a weapon. It definitely lets you know who he is, but normally a logo is a normally just a graphic mark or emblem representing a person or organization. (Modern superhero logos tend to derive somewhat from medieval heraldry, though most are no longer considered purely heraldic.)

    6) Captain America wears multiple logos. Which were you considering to be most emblematic for him? One could make a case that everything except the shield, which is technically a fully heraldic device, is just trim, and that the shield is the logo. This would even be a valid exception to the “a logo is just an emblem” assertion above, but only because the emblem is printed on something that just happens to be useful. Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, like Captain America’s costume, just has lots of themed trim.

    7) Wolverine has never had an official logo. The logo presented here was marketing material for X3: The Last Stand. Wolverine was not even the lead character in that film, but part of an ensemble.

    8) Again, this is a film logo. The “X-Badge” in one of its many variations would have been much more appropriate, since the characters actually wore it.

    9) Yet again, this is a film logo. The Mask’s logo was…well, the mask.

    10) And still again, this is just a film logo. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have never worn anything other than their shells, their weapons, elbow pads, knee pads, and their masks (unless you count the initialed belt buckles in the cartoons).

    11) And finally, the pattern repeats, crescendos, and concludes with the 2003 Hulk lobby card. That’s not only not a logo the Hulk has ever worn (he has never worn one, not even in his “Smart Hulk” storyline from the early 1990s), but it’s not a logo at all.

    This article would also benefit from some quotes from superhero logo designers and artists. There are also issues with both the mechanics and the flow of the writing. The idea that superhero logos “create history” is a little awkward and hard to quantify meaningfully. It’s certainly defensible that superhero logos have added to our cultural history by enhancing modern mythology. After all, as I mentioned above, superhero logos, along with sports team logos, are the closest modern descendants to the crests and devices worn by European knights and Japanese lords and samurai.

    Perhaps worst, though, is a major error in fact: “all” credit most certainly does NOT go to Marvel and DC for great superhero logos–and not even all of the logos presented here.

    “The Mask” was created by John Arcudi and Doug Mahnke for Dark Horse Comics. the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as their first ever comic book characters, and resulted in the formation of Mirage Studios.

    And if that’s not a big enough deal for you…well, ignoring the fact that Thor predates Marvel comics by at least a millennium, there’s the fact that Superman and the “S” shield originated with National Allied Publications. Granted, they were the company that became DC Comics, so it’s a fine distinction, but they weren’t DC at the time.

    I love the stuff you do here. However, this article requires extensive rework.

  2. DikkeSjaak Says:

    Wow… somebody took zero effort to do this article…

    You should rename it to: “Hey, I just thought of 11 superheroes movies.”

    Someone hire P.F. Bruns to make a list instead.

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  4. Vesko Says:

    This is a pretty bad article. Most of these are not logos at all, and those, which are, are minor movie logos. It’s like a cooking site making a list “Top 10 superhero sandwiches”, which consists of: “Superman sandwich, Batman sandwich, Spider-Man sandwich…” without any of these actually being described or for that matter existing.

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