Top image © DC Comics, Inc. Bottom image © Trojan Publishing or the current copyright holder.
This is premature, I hope to write a more complete blog post at some point, but I couldn’t resist offering this image. Alex Jay has been digging up some pulp magazine logos from Trojan Publishing, a company that Ira Schnapp (designer of the SUPERMAN logo that first appeared on issue 6 in 1940) worked for in the 1930s and 40s. I would say this logo for Hollywood Detective from 1944 is pretty clearly his work, wouldn’t you? In fact, it almost begs the question: did the publisher ask him to intentionally copy his own design, or was it just a matter of, “Worked before, I’ll do it again.”?