When it comes to Superman, most people have one static image in their heads for the Last Son of Krypton‚Äôs look. And, yeah, the big costume changes over the decades tend to stick out‚ÄĒthe mullet and all-black bodysuit after he died and came back‚ÄĒbut the smaller changes that happen over time tend to be more fascinating. Now you can see them all in one place.

The infographic below‚ÄĒfrom HalloweenCostumes.com‚ÄĒbreaks down the subtle tweaks that have happened Superman‚Äôs 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‚Äôs very policeman. What‚Äôs your favorite?

The Shield of Superman: The Evolution of an Icon [Halloween Costumes, via Unreality Magazine]