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DC Comics

1934-1940

There was no logo for the publisher as it was at the time called National Allied Publications.

1940-1942

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NAP's sister company Detective Comics, Inc. was launched with this logo.

1942-1949

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After National Allied Publications was merged with Detective Comics, it became National Comics, but it wouldn't change to its current name until 1977.

1949-1972

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After the company merged with All-American Publications in 1944, National Comics launched a new logo five years later.

1970-1972 (secondary)

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In 1970, National Comics used different logos for some of their comic books.
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This DC logo was used in some of the comics.

1972-1977

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Five years after being bought by Kinney National Company, which would later acquire Warner Bros. in 1969 before becoming Warner Communications (now Time Warner), National Comics introduced a new logo, which would serve as a forerunner to the 1977 logo.

1974-1977 (secondary)

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National Comics had a secondary logo with the slogan "The Line of Super Stars".

1977-2005

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After Jenette Kahn became publisher of the comics in 1976, she commissioned graphic designer Milton Glaser to create a new logo, which became the iconic DC bullet logo. Following after that, National Comics officially rebranded themselves as DC Comics.

1987 (prototype)


Following after the DC Universe was changed in Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC Comics had a hand to do a possible rebrand to Superman Comics in test newsstands.

2005-2012

DC Comics logo
DC officially retired the bullet logo in favour of the spin logo, which debuted in Batman Begins.

2012-present

DC changed its logo to a flipback logo, which debuted in The Dark Knight Rises and also to mark the new continuity of the publisher: New 52.

Marvel Comics

1939-1951

Timely Comics
Marvel Comics was founded in 1939 as Timely Comics.

1939-1940 (secondary)

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1951-1957

Atlas Comics
Timely Comics was renamed Atlas Comics in 1951.

1957-1961 (primary) and 1961-1987 (corporate and secondary)

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Atlas was rebranded as Marvel and introduced its new logo in 1957. This variant of the logo is from 1963, which marked then-current line-up of superheroes (Thor, Iron Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Hercules, Thing, Namor, Hulk and Human Torch).

1961-1963


1963-1967


1967-1971

Marvel Comics Group had the MCG emblem from 1967 to 1971.

1971-1983


Marvel Comics was simply known as Marvel Comics Group from 1971 to 1983.

1983-1987


Marvel Comics Group was reverted back to Marvel Comics in 1983.

1987-2001

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After parent company Marvel Entertainment Group was bought by New World Pictures, a new logo appeared in 1987. It became Marvel's iconic logo from 1987 to 2001.

2001-2002


A year after Joe Quesada became editor-in-chief, the logo was changed to a wordmark saying Marvel Comics.

2002-present

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Marvel changed its logo to a red and white logo, which was unveiled in 2000 in the end credits of X-Men but was fully used in 2002, debuting in Spider-Man.

2013-present (secondary)

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Marvel altered the logo in October 2013, making it more clearer.
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