A look at the design of comic book logos & their covers

GO: Wild Children
There’s not a lot to say about this cover, other than that it perfectly reflects the intent of the comic itself. It doesn’t try to fit in — there’s no art, with the only discernible element being a flame icon. For all intents and purposes this cover looks like a propaganda pamphlet calling for a revolution. I’m a bit in two minds about the typography. Avant Garde is fine, and does a nice job of being different (in comics context at least), but I wouldn’t have made the title bleed off the edges like it does. Its a small detail, sure, and maybe I’m nitpicking — but knowing comic printing and printers: you will never get a perfectly cut copy, and if you play it that close to the blade, you end up with type that is missing a few important bits.

GO: Wild Children

There’s not a lot to say about this cover, other than that it perfectly reflects the intent of the comic itself. It doesn’t try to fit in — there’s no art, with the only discernible element being a flame icon. For all intents and purposes this cover looks like a propaganda pamphlet calling for a revolution.
I’m a bit in two minds about the typography. Avant Garde is fine, and does a nice job of being different (in comics context at least), but I wouldn’t have made the title bleed off the edges like it does. Its a small detail, sure, and maybe I’m nitpicking — but knowing comic printing and printers: you will never get a perfectly cut copy, and if you play it that close to the blade, you end up with type that is missing a few important bits.

1 year ago