Spiderman Logo

Spiderman Logo


The evolution of the Spiderman logo has been closely interconnected with the evolution of Spider-Man himself. One of the most iconic and recognizable superheroes in the world has gone through numerous amendments.

Meaning and history Spiderman Logo

Logo Spiderman

Before the actual Spider-Man came to life in 1962, its prototype was drawn by Jack Kirby. This earliest version, however, was lost. The first known Spider-Man, which was created by Steve Ditko, appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” #15. The iconic black logo could be seen on the chest. The emblem depicting a black spider created a striking contrast with the red background and a stylized spider net

When in 1966 John Romita, Sr. started to work as the main artist, he changed the color scheme of the superhero’s costume, replacing most of the black surfaces with blue. However, the logo remained identical. It was only in 1984 that the logo was heavily modified. To suit the Symbiote costume, the emblem was made several times bigger. Due to its white color, it stood out against the black background. Interestingly enough, the idea for the costume was contributed not by a professional designer but by a fan, Randy Schueller. Marvel purchased the idea and commissioned Mike Zeck and Rick Leonardi to bring it to life.

Evolution of the spider symbol: 1988-2000

Spiderman symbol

The following version, adopted in 1988, was closer to the earlier designs than to the Mike Zeck’s one. Once again, we saw the combination of black and red, once again the black spider appeared against the red background and the black net. However, the Spiderman logo itself was a bit different from the previous versions. It was the first time when the insect had legs directing both up and down. This feature has remained unchanged ever since.

In 1994 the Scarlet Spider was designed by Tom Lyle. The unusual combination of a bodysuit and a sweatshirt gave room for new interpretations of the renowned logo. This time, the spider grew bigger, with more pronounced legs. Its color was black, while the color of the sweatshirt, over which it was placed, was blue. Unlike earlier logos, the insect was drawn at a slight angle.

With the release of the following episode two years later, the superhero got a new costume, created by Mark Bagley. This time, the spider became enormous. The ends of its four legs were placed so as to make the insect seem larger than it was. The net, vice versa, grew a bit finer.

The 2000 version, Ultimate Spider-Man, was also designed by Mark Bagley. In spite of the fact, that the costume got quite a few noticeable updates, the spider itself was not modified that much. However, this version was also unique, mostly due to the unusual lines of the legs.

2013 emblem Spiderman

emblem Spiderman

The Superior Spiderman logo (2013) designed by Humberto Ramos was inspired by a draft, which Alex Ross created for the first episode of the series. The spider was bigger than in most other costumes and had an unusual outline.

Alternative logos

Spiderman Logos

We cannot but mention the 1992 design created by Rick Leonardi. The costume featured a spider, whose body resembled a skull. The outfit belonged to the first Hispanic Spider-Man.

The Ultimate II version introduced in 2011 sported a red insect against the black background. The author of the image was Sara Pichelli.

Font of the Spiderman Logo

Font Spiderman Logo

The Spiderman logo does not include any wordmark. The way the superhero’s name is shown may differ from one episode of the series to another.

Color of the Spiderman Logo

Color Spiderman Logo

In most cases, the spider and its net are black, while the background is red. Some of the exceptions to this rule include the versions that appeared in 1984 (white spider, black background) and in 1994 (blue background), as well as special costumes.