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.
Earlier today, Bleeding Cool ran the scoop that Dan DiDio had gone at DC Comics. He was probably my favourite comic book publisher. I often didn't agree with his publishing decisions, (who does with anyone's?), but I enjoyed his company and his presence immensely. Also that he would 'play the game' – he understood Bleeding […]
Bleeding Cool looked at the Joker-iffic conclusion to this week's Nightwing #69. And now we get a look at Nightwing #70, leading into The Joker War, up for FOC this weekend. How will Ric interact with The Joker when he's not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one, and exactly […]
DC Comics were scheduled to appear in strength at ComicsPRO being held at Portland, Oregon right now. However, I am told by connected individuals that DC cancelled most of their ComicsPRO appearances. No one showed up on the first day, and DC Comics missed their hour-long presentation shot. ComicsPRO gave DC the chance to make […]
Earlier today, Bleeding Cool ran the scoop today that DC Publisher Dan DiDio had gone at DC Comics. Reaction was swift. Here's how a few comic book professionals reacted to the news. So @bleedingcool is reporting that Dan DiDio is no longer affiliated with DC Comics. I liked Dan very much. We disagreed on a […]
Whether he was quit, fired, or pushed out, we don't yet know. We may never know. But Bleeding Cool can confirm that Dan DiDio, publisher of DC Comics is no longer publisher of DC Comics. He is gone from the company, as of today. Whatever happened, happened fast. Bleeding Cool has confirmed with a number […]
Batman #89 features the first cameo appearance of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend, which has seen copies of the comic selling for $25 and more, easily. But one reader noticed there was something up with his copy. He found pages that didn't have any defining black ink, and images that were far darker than expected. […]
DC Comics will be letting retailers, comic conventions – and creator studios – commission their own exclusive cover variants of three titles in May, Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 and Batman: The Adventures Continue #1. Those who are interested in Death Metal #1 should contact Stuart Schreck, […]
Not content with only having Image Comics co-founder and CFO Erik Larsen waging a war against them, it looks like Boom Studios has poked the bear in Burbank and scored themselves a defector from DC Comics with Tom Taylor, the writer behind some of their biggest books in the last five years including Injustice and […]
Early in the week, Bleeding Cool ran the content pages for the DC 100-Page Giant, From Beyond The Unknown #1, out in Walmart now, and up for FOC and out in comic stores in a month's time. And they have now officially released the contents. But there seems to be a disparity. DC reports, under […]
DC Comics are sending out free paper masks of Catwoman and Joker over the decades for their 80th Anniversary titles. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 and Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 are both out this April, and Ryan Sook has drawn masks to match with die-cut holes for eyes, and […]
This is weird. The closest I have come to see this play out in real-time previously was when Ike Perlmutter cancelled the Fantastic Four comics and deprioritised the X-Men – and got rid of all FF and X licensing and promotion, as part of a fight between Marvel and Fox Studios. Week after week, they […]
Welcome to Bleeding Cool's Monthly 'Per Capita' List. The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. But the Per Capita list takes that figure and divides it by the number of new titles they publish in that month. We've already looked at publisher marketshare in the […]
So, Supergirl is cancelled with #42 in May. A surprising cancellation, I'll grant you. But if it's a sales consideration… what other DC Comics regular series sell fewer copies? And could they also be in danger? Bleeding Cool added up the card stock combined covers, and here are the titles DC COmics is currently publishing, […]
Punchline is the name of The Joker's new girlfriend, and her first appearances are driving eBay prices to increase levels of madness ahead of Batman #89 this week and Hell Arisen #3 the week afterwards. But she's not the only Punchline in comics and not everyone is happy about it. On February 10th, shortly after […]
We saw the publication of Flash Forward #6 today, setting up the Free Comic Book Day title Generation Zero from DC Comics, now give the fuller title Generation Zero : Gods Among Us – will that be enough to dissuade the trademark police? It's also going to be a bigger comic book that before with […]
As everyone realises that The Joker's new girlfriend Punchline is hardly in Batman #89, and speculator attention shifts to Hell Arisen #3 (currently having sold copies on eBay for $40 each), her first cover appearance will be on Batman #94, out in May. And some people have been happy to pay $15 plus shipping for […]
Once upon a time, Jason Todd, then-Robin, died at the hands of The Joker. In Red Hood: Outlaw #40, with a revived-and-rebooted Red Hood, it still smarts. And yes that was a rather specific job to make sure none of them are beaten to death with a crowbar. While he is carrying a crowbar on […]
Today sees the final issue of Flash Forward #6 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth. Following on from Heroes In Crisis, it was intended to return Wally West back to the DC Universe in some form, after killing a bunch of heroes accidentally but then covering it up and pinning the blame on Harley Quinn […]
Did you get a copy of Batman #89 today? What about at last night's midnight opening for Wolverine #1? If so, well done. They have sold copies for $30 each on eBay today, even after we pointed out that Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend, was only in it for a speech balloon and a mouth […]
Tomorrow's Batman #89 has been hyped p as the first appearance of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend. Designed by Jorge Jimenez, she is to play a major role in the upcoming Joker War storyline written by James Tynion IV, the new Batman ongoing comic book writer. As a result of such hype, advance copies of […]