Today’s Poll Position question is a simple one. Which of the above SuperHero, or SuperGroup’s insignia do you think is the best and why?
Close one. Superman and Batman are by far the most recognizable, and Batman gets A LOT of use out of his. Green Lantern has been my favorite hero for years, his symbol represents not only himself and his ideals, but the authority of an intergalactic peacekeeping Corps. Within the DC Universe, you can flash the GL logo to any sentient species and they will know what you are. Wearing the Ring identifies you as a part of something greater than yourself.
Hawkman is an interesting choice. He’s a popular superhero but not quite as iconic. All the others you recognize off the top with the Incredibles as the newest.
Most of the other logos are negative space (black or white). I have always thought that Superman’s logo is offensive to the eye. Red and yellow… ouch! The Flash, well I like the whole family, but it’s almost dated. The Incredibles… too busy. The Fantastic Four’s 4… makes me think “4 of what?” or “Where’s 1,2, and 3?”
Now Green Lantern, most definitely. Green is an easy, serene color. It draws not repels the eye. The logo is simply that. It may or may not be a letter in the Oan alphabet, like Superman’s “S.” However, the brain does not interpret that way. It’s simply says “Green Lantern.”
Kind of off-topic… but the Punisher… anyone else catch this? Why didn’t Thomas Jane make this movie first! Not really into the Punisher, but this is so bad@$$.
I have to go with the Flash’s symbol for this one. With only one exception, none of the other designs presented here is used more than the lightning bolt, and this version of the bolt is very simple and also an accurate depiction of the character. The Flash is, after all, fast like a *flash* of lightning.
The only symbol here that is used more often than the lightning bolt would be the skull motif. The use of that design has over-saturated graphic mediums. I would say that its symbolism largely lost, since it is so often used by “good guys”.
I went with the X-men insignia because of its adaptability. You can slap that symbol onto about any character and know they are a superhero that was born with mutant powers. My next favorite would probably be Batman’s because it’s simple and iconic. I get why people like GL’s, but to me it’s too abstract. If I wasn’t already knowledgeable about the character, I would have no idea what that was.
Had to go with Green Lantern. I just find it the most aesthetically pleasing.
I went with Sups, for the reason that
- as something intially meant to just stand for “Superman”, they were able to incorperate it into the crest of his alien parentage, showing superman as a demonstration of where he’s from
- it just about ties with Batman for iconography, though the difference is Batman’s Bat has changed more
I picked Spider-man because it flows nicely into the costume. The other logos stand out too much and you focus too much on th logo than the costume. Batman’s black bat also has this going for it. The problem is it was changed too many times. Spidey kept the same basic logo no matter wat color it was made in. Never needid a background to make it stand out, so yeah the spider’s got it!
The Punisher’s logo covers his whole torso. (“Yeah, aim HERE scum.”)