Gear Up Like a Superhero! Get Your Stylish DC Comics Shirt
How often do you think about logos? Whether you want to admit it or not, you are affected by logos every moment of the day. It is no different for comic book fans. The logos on a comic book, or a character’s uniform can be integral to comic book storylines, the logo on the top front center of the comic, or connected to a logo change for the publisher. If you are interested in getting a DC Comics shirt, here is what you need to know.
Why You Need a DC Comics Shirt
In this article, I will talk about DC Comics shirt products in general, but the same idea can be applied to Marvel, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Valiant, and many other types of comic book companies and IPs.
Comic book geeks like myself like to show their love and appreciation for their favorite comic book characters, stories, publishers, and logos by wearing t-shirts. I’ve had former girlfriends, relatives, and friends, way before 2008, unable to comprehend why teenagers and grown men walk around with the Batman, Superman, or Flash logos on their t-shirts.
Before 2008 it was seen as weird, but now it is not uncommon to see people wearing Marvel-themed superhero t-shirts and DC Comics shirt products, even though their cinematic films are struggling.
Why has it ever been seen as weird for an adult to wear a DC Comics shirt product or any comic book-themed t-shirt product?
Have you ever worn a t-shirt with a McDonalds or Burger King logo? Have you ever gone to a concert and bought merchandise like a Rolling Stones, Metallica, Taylor Swift, or Beyonce-themed t-shirt? How is wearing a t-shirt featuring the logo or likeness of your favorite rapper, singer, band, or musician any different than a comic book geek wearing a t-shirt featuring the Superman logo?
I’m getting a little long in the tooth, and diehard comic book fans don’t need convincing, but if you are a casual reader or new comic book fan, then you should consider adding to your fashion sense by wearing a DC Comics shirt product.
Here are several DC Comics shirt products that you can buy for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Depending on the product, some of these DC Comics shirt products are available in sizes from small to 6X.
DC Comics 2016 Logo T-Shirt
If you have ever watched a Marvel or DC film, then you have noticed the logo sequences that start before the opening credits begin.
For a comic book fan, the logo of the publisher or comic book can indicate a particular year or era related to certain characters or storylines.
Batman Logo Featuring Rogues Gallery T-Shirt
There is a weird thing in the comic book world where Batman is more popular than Superman. While everyone loves Superman, he is overpowered, holier-than-thou, overly optimistic, and unrelatable to many comic book fans (present company excluded).
Batman has zero superpowers but is the most popular DC Comics character in the comic book world and the comics. Many fans have theorized that Batman has a power called “prep time,” where if you give Batman time to prepare for a battle, then he can stop anyone – which also means that he would be useless during a surprise attack, but whatever.
The point is that comic fans connect to Batman in ways that are impossible to quantify. For example, this DC Comics shirt features a surreal version of the iconic Batman logo divided into sections featuring visual interpretations of his villains like Poison Ivy, Two-Face, The Joker, and Mr. Freeze to comprise the Batman logo.
Batman’s villains are used to comprise the logo, creating a smart and visually surrealistic take on the iconic logo. Get it for $19.54 at Amazon.
Iconic Christopher Reeve Era Superman Logo T-Shirt
The first Superman film starring Christopher Reeve debuted in 1978. For a generation or two, and definitely until Henry Cavill took on the role (sorry Brandon Routh) Christopher Reeve was the personification of Clark Kent and Superman in the live-action films based on the character.
Reeve’s interpretation of the character was so iconic that director Zack Snyder may have directed Cavill to interpret his own Superman character to be darker and an interpretation of the Injustice video games to differentiate from Reeve’s version.
Even though this modern generation sees Henry Cavill as Superman, Christopher Reeve locked up the character for the entire 20th century, which is a remarkable feat. Get the vintage Superman logo t-shirt for $17.96 at Amazon.
Zack Snyder/Henry Cavill Superman Logo T-Shirt
While I think Cavill aesthetically looked like Superman, his Man of Steel, BvS, and Justice League appearances did not work for me – I don’t think Zack Snyder understood the character and there is nothing cool about seeing a dark Superman with low self-esteem uncertain about his place in the world.
Perhaps Zack Snyder had big plans that would have made his interpretation of the character make sense – I don’t know. Man of Steel does not have much rewatch value to me.
But I loved Cavill’s uniform and no red undies! Reeve’s Superman uniform was based on the circus strongman uniforms of the early 20th century, and his red undies were on the outside. Cavill’s uniform had no red undies on the outside and his chest logo was reimagined too.
The middle portion of the S emblem is much wider than in previous versions of the Superman logo. It is not an “S” but a family crest symbol that represents the House of El, with El being Kal El’s family name.
Get the Man of Steel logo for $21.99 at Amazon.
There are too many variations of DC Comics shirt logos and products to describe – you can get a Superman logo with the American Flag colors on it, the 1966’s Adam West Batman Logo, the Batman logo with Japanese script on it, and so on.
Don’t just accept the traditional superhero logo, check out every different variation of your favorite comic book character and logo at Amazon.
Allen Francis is a full-time writer, prolific comic book investor and author of The Casual’s Guide: Why You Should Get Into Comic Book Investing. Allen holds a BA degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Before becoming a writer Allen was an academic advisor, librarian, and college adjunct for many years. Allen is an advocate of best personal financial practices including saving and investing in your own small business.