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Author Topic: Who can save Superman now? KURT BUSIEK!  (Read 147582 times)
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« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2005, 12:04:58 AM »

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FWIW, I was referring to the "S" logo Superman had in Action Comics #1, which was a 3-side triangle rather than a a 5-sided diamond cut, didn't have any red in it, and for all I know might have some perverse legal encumberance associated with it since I rarely see it used. I wasn't going to speculate too much on what crazy crap the lawyers may come up with, so I err on the side of farce.


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on sale in 2006 http://dccomics.com/media/products/4087_a_full.jpg

also from 1998:

http://superman.nu/tales2/thesuperman/
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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2005, 12:52:41 AM »

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FWIW, I was referring to the "S" logo Superman had in Action Comics #1, which was a 3-side triangle rather than a a 5-sided diamond cut, didn't have any red in it, and for all I know might have some perverse legal encumberance associated with it since I rarely see it used. I wasn't going to speculate too much on what crazy crap the lawyers may come up with, so I err on the side of farce.


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on sale in 2006 http://dccomics.com/media/products/4087_a_full.jpg

also from 1998:

http://superman.nu/tales2/thesuperman/

Both those show an "S" logo with red in it.  Contrast with the actual Action Comics #1, where the cover shows a red "S" that looks more like a police badge than either a 3 or 5-sided object, and the inside depicts a yellow "S" with no red in it.  Actually, looking at it again in full and not just going from memory, the last panel of Action Comics #1 does look like what you have above, judging from the reprint online at:

http://superman.nu/tales2/action1/?page=-1

It's just a hypothetical example.
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« Reply #74 on: September 25, 2005, 01:38:08 AM »

I've done a little bit of research, and have reached the following conclusion regarding Superman's S logo, which may or may not be accurate.

The police-badge shaped "shield" S that we see on the cover of Action Comics #1 was Jerry Siegel's original design for the logo, and was only used in pre-1936-ish drawings.

The yellow triangle design is used inside Action and we also see it on the cover to Superman #1 (on which the above forthcoming action figure is based).  This was a later redesign.

That's my theory Smiley.  Corrections are welcome.

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« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2005, 01:38:31 AM »

http://dccomics.com/media/products/3200_a_full.jpg
Superman, the world's first super-hero, made his debut in 1938's ACTION COMICS #1! Celebrate this landmark first appearance with a stunning action figure representing the MAN OF STEEL's original costume! The SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 7/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and a cloth cape. This figure includes a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

It is clear that DC owns that logo and has used it.
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« Reply #76 on: September 25, 2005, 01:40:27 AM »

Looks like they colored his sandles wrong again...

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« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2005, 02:46:01 AM »

I like the fly on the original trunks, apparently Golden Age Supes as conceived for a comic strip couldn't fly into the sun to re-charge his Super Bladder -- but darn that the "science" behind the mythos never covered that... Cool
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« Reply #79 on: September 28, 2005, 01:59:33 AM »

Kurt, how do you feel about blue "Electric Superman"?

As our savior of Superman for this thread, can you promise that you will never impose Bluperman Freakazoid upon us, should you ever get a chance to write him?
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