"Jerry Siegel and I came up with the 'S' insignia - we discussed it in detail. We said, 'Let's put something on the front of the costume.' From the beginning we wanted to somehow use the first letter of the character's name. We thought S was perfect. After we came up with it, we kiddingly said, 'Well, it's the first letter of Siegel and Shuster.'
"Initially I made it like a shield, a fancy little triangle with curves at the top. I had a heraldic crest in the back of my mind.
"Progressively, as the strip evolved, the emblem became larger and larger."
- Joe Shuster
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