In Comicdom the superhero back icon/logo is a rarity. Reserved only for flagship characters like Spider-Man and Superman.
So as a dork I want to know...in a fight between Spider-Man's back icon and Superman's cape logo who would win?
Round 1 - Winner: Superman
Superman's came first. (I have no idea when in his history it first appeared, but I'd bet my collection it was before Spider-Man showed up in 1962.) (Update: The yellow within yellow first appeared in the 1950's)
Round 2 - Winner: Spider-Man
Spider-Man's back icon is actually on his back and not on a cape.
Round 3 - Winner: Spider-Man
Superman's logo is just a repeat of what's on his chest and the yellow within yellow is just lame. Superman could have at least inverted the colors.
Spider-Man's back icon is different then his chest design and much cooler. The red circle with legs adds just the right amount of splash/pizzazz to his costume to put Superman's cape logo on the ropes.
The Winner by decision: Spider-Man!
Rob Note: Looks like Superman wins round 4 of this bout...