Response From Valencia FC to DC Comics Regarding to Bat Emblem

Batman, one of the most knownheroes of the comic-book world, is very popular with his bat-themed logo. But ofcourse Batman is not the only one who uses this logo. Valencia, a Spanishfootball club, also has a bat emblem on its official logo. Therefore Americanbased company DC Comics sued Valencia for stealing or imitating their emblem. 

Valencia burns DC Comics with a reply

According to Tribune Magazine, Valencia’s response to DC Comics was quite spiky and sarcastic. Club officials stated ‘’While we were using the bat-logo on our club emblem, Americans were still chasing bisons on fields’’.

As we look at the historical details, we see that Valencia used the batlogo in 1919, just before Batman’s appearance in 1921. Valencia and the Balearic Islands wereconquered by King James I of Aragon during the first half of the 13th century. 9October 1238, when James I was about to enter the city, re-conquering it fromthe Moors, a bat landed on the top of his flag, and he interpreted it as a goodsign. As he conquered the city, the bat was added to the arms and that’s howValencia got the bat on its logo. You can see the previous Valencia logos andBatman logos below and make comparison:

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Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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