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Guide: $35 NM
Est. qty: 5,000
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Justice League #3 Superman Comics Logo Variant

DC Comics, July 1987.

2 Star Rating: Low Distribution 1,001-10,000 Low Dist.

Superman Comics Logo 1987

This is the second of two comic variants produced by DC in 1987 with simplified cover art and a "Superman Comics" test logo (replacing the DC logo); this seems to have been a marketing experiment to see if they could sell more comics to the younger readers via the newsstand market (which was around 30% of the total comic distribution at that time but in rapid decline).

The variants, this comic and the seemingly rarer Fury of Firestorm #61, were only distributed to select markets, including parts of California.

Justice League #3 Superman Comics Logo Variant

Below are the standard variants, both newsstand (with the barcode) and the direct edition:

Justice League #3 Standard newsstand and direct editions

There are always a few of these on auction sites such as ebay with a top graded CGC 9.8 going for just over $200 in March 2014.

In late April 2014, CGC had 229 Justice League logo variants in their grading census (around 32 times more graded than the Firestorm variant).