The evolution follows everything: 1940’s DC comics, the classic Adam West series, films, video games, even the not-so-classic Batman and Superman vs. etc, etc.
It’s fascinating to see the transformation from clunky to chic. Sometimes the bat sign has a face or eyes, other times it is sleek and black.
Batman junkies, enjoy.
1941 Logo: In the early years, the Batman logo had a face.
Batman with Robin, The Boy Wonder; Detective Comics
1965 Logo: The symbol became narrow and less personalized. It was solid and black.
Batman Cover for DC Comics
1966 Logo: Most of the differences lie in how compact or stretched out the logo gets.
Batman TV Show with Adam West and Bruce Ward
The New Adventures of Batman, Filmation
1983 Logo: This Batman had slits for eyes and a downward arc.
Batman and the Outsiders, DC Comics
Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller
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Batman, Tim Burton film for Warner Brothers
1989 Logo: The bat’s head was small and fit tightly into the v-shaped spread of its wings.
Legends of the Dark Knight, DC Comics Cover
1993 Logo: This was another notable logo. The disc-like shape was a dramatic change from past bats.
Batman Knightfall, DC Comics
Dark Knight of the Round Table, DC Comics
Batman Beyond animated series, Warner Brothers
Batman Gotham Knights, DC Comics
Batman Begins film by Christopher Nolan
Batman and Superman vs. Alien and Predator
2011 Logo: video game, “Arkham City”