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

GO: The Amazing Spider-Man

I’m certainly the first, nor the last who will tumble these variant covers by Marcos Martin for The Amazing Spider-Man #692, the issue that celebrates 50 years of the series. As far as variant editions go, these are an almost perfect example of restrained uniformity, and show that a concerted minimal approach can have more impact than the usual visual cacophony on superhero covers. Here, each colour ties to a decade of Spider-Man stories. The original logo ā€” which, to be fair is by and large still in use relatively untouched ā€” is reinstated in its purest form without drop shadow or outline strokes, supported by “50 YEARS” set in ITC Blair Medium if I’m correct, adding a subtle elegance to the offering.

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