DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. since 1967. Popular characters published by the company include: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Cyborg and Supergirl. Popular DC Comics teams include Justice League, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, Teen Titans, and Watchmen.
Former US Army Cavalry Officer and pulp writer Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson founded the precursor to the company we now know as DC Comics, National Allied Publications in autumn 1934. His first comic book, the tabloid-sized New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine #1 was cover dated February 1935 .
Detective Comics, a detective-themed anthology series, debuted with a March 1937 cover date, and would introduce Batman to the world with Detective Comics #27, cover-dated May 1939. The initials “D.C.” in DC Comics come from the title Detective Comics.
The publisher would release its most important issue ever with Action Comics #1, cover-dated June 1938, and the comic book that introduced Superman to the world.
As a subsidiary of Warner Bros, the publisher’s characters and teams have been the subject of numerous tv series, films, and games.
Last year, Urban Comics, a DC Comics licensor in France, published a hardcover gallery of Lee Bermejo‘s work for DC Comics. It included finished art, sketches, work in progress alongside extensive interviews with Lee Bermejo and his colleagues, including writers, colourists, publishers and friends, telling the stories behind the scenes of his work on Batman […]
This is a panel from towards the end of today’s Justice League #39 by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez. With the Spectre and the Phantom Stranger narrating the nature of the character’s reality. ‘Events that unfolded outside your purview, some disconnected from your reality altogether but deeply felt and impactful.’ It’s one of a number […]
Justice League Dark #19 hits stores tomorrow, and it will be writer James Tynion IV’s final issue of the series before Ram V takes over as writer… but it didn’t have to be that way. In Tynion’s newsletter today, the writer revealed that he originally intended to stay on the series until DC changed plans […]
Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, entertainment executive and co-founder of Milestone. He writes, The granddaddy of all comic book Oscar nominations up to now is The Black Panther for Best Picture and Heath Ledger‘s win for best supporting actor in 2009. Movies from the superhero genre are the ugly stepchild of the entertainment industry. […]
DC Comics releases The Flash #87 this week, by Joshua Williamson and Rafael Sandoval, and we’ve got a preview below in which Captain Cold really lets The Flash have it. As Barry Allen reminisces about the good old days… …he’s currently locked up with frenemy, Captain Cold. And Captain Cold would really […]
Action Comics #1019 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by “The Great One” Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr., and we’ve got a preview below. Here we find Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom preparing for friendly meeting with the villain du jour, Leviathan. Though some members of […]
A few DC Comics titles are getting a little later. Superman: Heroes, which will follow on from last Wednesday’s Superman #19 (and maybe explain all those continuity and content issues) has slipped a couple of weeks from the 23rd of January to the 12th of February. And its own follow-up, Superman: Villains has slipped from […]
DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio is coming to London, with a few other DC executives, for the premiere of Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) on the 29th January at the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank. No I don’t have an invite. But have people been prepared? I […]
Suicide Squad #2 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, and we’ve got a preview of the issue below. And this preview does offer us a typical dose of superhero black ops action… …which is as we’d expect from a book like Suicide Squad. But this book […]
DC Comics has decided to let folk know what they are planning for the cancelled-then-resolicited Crisis On Infinite Earths Giant #2 and Swamp Thing Giant #2, released in Walmart and then in comic book stores in February. Crisis On Infinite Earths Giant #2 has a cover by Jerry Ordway and features the following new stories, […]
DC Comics has revealed their latest foray into the lucrative YA graphic novel market, as Maggie Stiefvater and Morgan Beem revamp the origins of Swamp Thing for Swamp Thing: Twin Branches. Hitting stores in October, the ogn is aimed at teenage readers and turns the saga of Swamp Thing into “a poignant coming-of-age tale about […]
Alex Antone has been working at DC Comics since 2012, first as Digital New Talent Administrator, then an Associate Editor and as a full Editor from 2014, recently working on titles such as Deathstroke, Teen Titans, Aquaman, and Harley Quinn. He joined DC Comics in Burbank after working as an Assistant Producer at Konami, but […]
Okay, so this is just a punt. An idea. Joining dots where there may be no dots. Mindless speculation. But this kind of thing usually works out fairly well. Today sees the publication of Wonder Woman #750, which launches the new DC Timeline and tells a story by Scott Snyder and Bryan Hitch of Wonder […]
DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio has been to Robocon. But today, in Metal Men #4, he is bringing Robocon to Metal Men. A convention of fans of robots, rather than a convention of robots themselves. And somewhere very welcoming to the two Metal Men who turn up, Tin and Lead. But going to their tables, […]
Every week your Local Comic Book shop gets in the weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell our fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]
Superstar comic book writer and former CIA superspy Tom King is no stranger to controversy, but King took things to a provocative new level when he took to Twitter Wednesday to make an incredible claim about a subject near and dear to the hearts of comic book fans. Captain America is well-known for his great […]
When last we saw The Riddler, he had gone through a major change. Year Of The Villain: The Riddler saw him decide to put away foolish things. Fed up of his life spent fighting Batman – and losing – as being one big joke, he abandoned it all – for something far sinister. It seemed […]
So how have Superman and Batman been doing? Not great, to be honest. They (with Wonder Woman) built Sanctuary as a mental health haven for superheroes that was full of contradictions and a massive security risk for everyone and, eventually, ended up killing off a bunch of superheroes and exposing what were clearly a mentally […]
Batman #87 continues the series obsession with the architecture of Gotham and Bruce Wayne’s surprising rebuilding of the city between issues. Including the Gotham City Police Department’s new containment facility which is, apparently, more secure than that of the Justice League’s Halls Of Justice. …to everyone but Batman of course. He and Lucius Fox literally […]
Today sees the publication of Wonder Woman #750, and it kicks off the new DC Timeline. The byword for the new timeline, four generations worth with a fifth to come, it that everything happened. Everything matters. Everything is in canon, in one way or another. We heard that it would be the strip from Scott […]