A new look for a very old comic.
Batman just celebrated his 80th birthday in Detective Comics #1000 this week, but that’s just the start of the big changes coming for the Caped Crusader in 2019. Today at WonderCon, DC revealed a brand new logo for Detective Comics.
The previous Detective Comics logo (which has been in use since 2003) is being replaced by a new version that frames the title against a Batman emblem and replaces the red and black text with a more Batman-worthy blue and yellow scheme. This logo was designed by DC’s Periodical Design Director Ken Lopez. Check it out below:
For comparison’s sake, here’s how the old logo looks on Detective Comics #1000:
And here’s how the new logo will appear when it makes its debut on April 10 on the cover of Detective Comics #1001:
Like his logos, Batman’s look has evolved quite a bit over the years. Here’s a look at the many Batman costumes of the past 80 years:
For more on Detective Comics, check out our review of issue #1000, then learn how this issue changed a key piece of Batman’s past and set the stage for a new version of the Arkham Knight.
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