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.
In May 2012, Bleeding Cool broke the story that DC Comics was to announce that one of their classically established characters was to be recreated as a gay character in their New 52 reboot universe. And that it would be an iconic male character. We then heard that it would be Alan Scott, the original […]
Today sees the publication of Superman #15, solicited as part of DC’s Year Of The Villain crossover, but is it really? There seems to be a real absence of villainy. Rogol Zaar has been defeated. And the time bubble caused by Dr Manhattan meddling in the time stream is closed as Jor-El’s very existence is […]
Today, in the utterly gorgeous Batman #79 by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Tomeu Morey and Clayton Cowles, we get a resolution on whether Batman or Catwoman met on the street or the boat. It’s been quite a matter of contention in the series, reflecting both origins of Catwoman, from the forties and from […]
DC Comics may be celebrating the 80th anniversary of Batman, but the publisher is doing it in the most irresponsible way possible. First, DC released thousands of live bats during the South by Southwest Festival earlier this year, endangering festivalgoers with the wild, bloodsucking creatures. Then, the company held a ceremony at a museum where […]
As originally reported by Bleeding Cool earlier in the year, DC Comics is reuniting Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch on a new Batman comic book, The Batman’s Grave, alongside Kevin Nowlan and Alex Sinclair. A twelve-issue series, it goes to Final Order Cut-Off today, as we mentioned on Friday. And courtesy of Warren Ellis’ newsletter, a colour […]
Right now, if I got the chance to interview Brian Azzarello, I would ask him nothing but Andrew Rev-related stories, as Brian worked for Comico as an editor back in the mid-nineties. But it’s time to revisit the noughties. Five years ago, artist Cliff Chiang who collaborated with Brian Azzarello on the New 52 Wonder […]
Legendary comic book creator of Nexus, Steve Rude, has published a new newsletter, where he lays down his view of the current comic book industry, expectations of him and what he is working on right now. When it comes to more Nexus, he writes that “the Nexus work I want to be working on doesn’t […]
We mentioned that DC Comics was upping its ante when collecting Wonder Woman in May 2020, ahead of the June release of the Wonder Woman 84 movie. May will see the previous announced Wonder Woman: War of Gods Omnibus Hardcover collecting his big crossover event. But it’s not the only big George Perez collection in […]
Comic book writer William Messner-Loebs seems to have had the worst luck when it comes to healthcare and housing. Best known for his work on The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Epicurus The Sage and The Maxx, comics work has dried up just when he needed it most, He has been helped by the charity […]
In June 2020, DC Comics is to begin collecting one of DC Comics’ odder titles, the Super Friends comic books published by DC Comics from November 1976 to August 1981, that were themselves adaptations of the all-ages DC animated cartoon that was an adaptation of the Justice League comic books, just through less violent and […]
Doomsday Clock #12, the final issue of the unauthorised comic book sequel to Watchmen by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics, will be out on the penultimate Wednesday of 2019. Just in time for Christmas Day. And in the wake of the unauthorised TV sequel on HBO. So, yes, that will continue […]
Back in June, Bleeding Cool made the first mention of something at DC Comics called 5G. I’d like to say straight up that I still have no idea whatsoever what 5G is, at a push I may guess it is something like the fifth generation of superheroes at DC Comics – Golden Age, Silver Age, […]
Yesterday,one of the most entertaining comic book retailers Dennis Barger posted on Facebook, that the Watchmen movie was the best thing that director Zack Snyder ever did. It’s an arguable point, certainly, though some will prefer 300, Batman Vs Superman or even Sucker Punch. Barger added “I loved the changes I’ll tell you why for […]
Following Bleeding Cool’s scoop (thanks to DC accidentally publishing their press release the night before they were set to run an EX-X-XCSLUSIVE interview with THR) of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo’s Suicide Squad relaunch, Australia’s Favorite Son has revealed another of new characters who will be on the team, joining the previously-announced Thylacine and Wink. […]
Looks like the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition of the Mister Miracle trade paperback by Tom King and Mitch Gerads must have done the business. As Barnes & Noble are now offering four exclusive editions of their titles, starting with the newly released Batman Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. And here’s what that […]
In this week’s Young Justice #8, it looks like Tim Drake is getting a superhero name change. He has been Robin, he has been Red Robin, he has been Robin again. And now? Drake. Named after the most dangerous bird, according to his Earth-3 counterpart, something Tim Drake thinks is really good, and Bart Allen […]
Spinning out of the events of Dark Nights: Metal, DC’s Tales from the Dark Multiverse is a series of one-shots that asks the question: what if DC had a way to cash in on the success of their past hits by producing new versions with a twist? The latest nostalgic classic getting a Dark Multiverse […]
The wait is finally over! DC Comics has finally announced a Year of the Villain one-shot starring your favorite villain! What? No, not the Joker. No, not Lex Luthor. Not Cheetah. Not Captain Cold. No, not Sinestro. Not Deathstroke. Not Parallax. Not Darkseid. Not… …not Onomatopoeia. Not Gentleman Ghost. Come on! Oh, did someone say […]
The new DC Giants hit Walmart this weekend. Everything but the Superman Giant #15 is no longer exclusive to Walmart, but will only reach the comic store market in a few weeks. Here’s how they are all looking on the shelves. Superman Giant #15 (with #16 confirmed as on the way next month). Batman Giant #1 […]
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The last time DC Comics tried to let fans write the ending of a comic, it ended up with Jason Todd being murdered by the Joker. Now, they will try again, though a life won’t be hanging in the balance this time. Instead, Mark Russell and […]