I have only three marker sketches for this logo, I don’t know why. There were a lot more. The launch of this creator-owned title at DC in 1991 was a very big deal, as DC hoped Claremont would be as successful for them as he was for Marvel on the many X-Men titles he wrote. I know I had a lot of folks critiquing my design sketches. I still like this one, and it would have read better in color.
This one was getting closer to what they wanted, and I think the S7 symbol came from artist Dwayne Turner, or this was similar to one he did. This design would have made cover placement quite a challenge, though.
Here’s the final logo I sent in, offering two choices for the letter O in SOVEREIGN, and making the symbol rougher, and actually harder to read. I think I was probably tired of the assignment and the many opinions I was getting at this point, but I don’t remember anything specific.
The printed books used my letters with the round O and a different S7 symbol, probably by Turner. It works okay even though the symbol is not easy to read. Doesn’t matter, the title is there anyway. That’s all I have on this one.