| Timely Comics [small shield]
|| The most commonly used (on outside covers) of the various "Timely Comics" brand, this is a small shield with three stars across the top edge, and "Timely Comics" (no "Inc.") on the main body of the shield. The top edge and the main body were each otherwise a solid color (sometimes the same color, sometimes different). This logo was also used on interior pages.
It appeared on some comics cover-dated June-September or Summer of 1942, although no one monthly title used the logo for all four months. The more well-known large shield (or variations of it) was mostly seen in Spring months, except for the comedy "A Timely Comics Riot of Fun" variation which was concurrent with this small shield form.