When it comes to Superman, most people have one static image in their heads for the Last Son of Krypton’s look. And, yeah, the big costume changes over the decades tend to stick out—the mullet and all-black bodysuit after he died and came back—but the smaller changes that happen over time tend to be more fascinating. Now you can see them all in one place.
The infographic below—from HalloweenCostumes.com—breaks down the subtle tweaks that have happened Superman’s insignia since the character was introduced in 1938. Those early designs were striking in their minimalism, huh? Nostalgia aside, I like the badge-like look of the original Siegel/Shuster design. It’s very policeman. What’s your favorite?