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.
Extreme corporate synergy coming your way, courtesy of Walmart! Much has been said about the shipping schedule of DC’s 100-Page Giants, originally EX-X-XCLUSIVE to Walmart, then made available to comic shops (albeit shortly after their Walmart release), but setting aside all that drama for a moment, what about the content? DC Comics has revealed exactly […]
James Jean is a Taiwanese-American artist, known for both commercial work and fine art gallery work. In 2001, Jean became a cover artist for DC Comcis and later Dark Horse, won seven Eisner awards, three Harvey awards, Best Artist from the World Fantasy Awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators […]
Wonder Woman #750 was solicited as written by Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Kami Garcia, Dean Hale, Jeff Loveness, Steve Orlando, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Mariko Tamaki and others, and drawn by Elena Casagrande, Colleen Doran, Jesus Merino, Gabriel Picolo and others, with a main cover by Joelle Jones. DC Comics has now told retailers the […]
Yesterday, we looked at all the decade covers from a variety of decade cover artists for Wonder Woman #750 Including this 2010 decade cover from Jim Lee and Scott Williams, for which DC Comics released just the pencils. Deadline issues don’t you know. Well here’s a version with Scott Williams inks – though no colours […]
DC Comics have let retailers know the details on the Birds Of Prey 100-Page Giant #1 in comic stores for January 22nd and should be in mass-market stores like Walmart and Target this month. And it involves the return of Gail Simone to one of the comic books she is most associated with, Birds Of […]
Here is the list of all titles being published for Thursday, December 26th. It’s a small list. There are no ongoing DC Comics titles. But there is the East Of West finale. The Fight Club 3 finale. The Incoming Marvel one-shot. And the launch of Venom Island, Kill Lock and Doctor Strange: Surgeon Supreme. Oh […]
During the Crisis event comic Flashpoint, by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, an alternate reality version of Thomas Wayne appears as Batman. In this continuity, Thomas turned into the crime-fighting Batman after he and Martha Wayne witnessed their son Bruce Wayne murdered by a gunman. We also got to read his story in the Flashpoint […]
Once upon a time, before the New 52, Conner Kent, Kon-El, was Superboy, a genetic construct of Superman and Lex Luthor DNA. He found himself palling around with S.T.A.R. Labs, as one does. And uncovering a few things he was not meant to. Which rather turned around Doctor Glory’s reaction to hi, and general demeanour […]
Man, Earth 44 is one very unlucky dimension in the DC multiverse. Back in Infinite Crisis #7… it was reduced to a crumbling shard that collided with the heroes. That consisted of the Metal Men and their leader Doc Will Tornado, a combination of Dr Will Magnus, creator of the Metal Men and sentient android […]
Today sees Tom King’s penultimate issue of Batman, with Mikel Janin. Batman #84. And it’s not about Bruce Wayne – not directly. Instead, it’s the story of Thomas Wayne, the Flashpoint Batman, a man who lost his son at the hands of Joe Chill, a gunman on the streets of Gotham, and became a Bat. […]
All the best superheroes these days have got serious daddy issues. Batman’s current story arc is culminating in a showdown with his alternate universe daddy who teamed up with Bane to pretty much ruin his entire life. Superman’s daddy took his grandson to outer space and lost him in an alternate dimension where he aged […]
Okay, we like to take the opportunity around the holidays to twist any grinchy sentiment in a comic book preview into a reference to the infamous “War on Christmas.” But this time, a comic book character really is waging war on Christmas… literally. So no clickbait here, folks! DC Comics has released a preview of […]
When DC Comics realise that Wonder Woman #84 counted as Wonder Woman #750 they did away with a bit of movie synergy in favour of an Action Comics/Detective Comics #1000 style affair which they could charge ten bucks for. Which also means a bunch of decade-specific styled variant covers for fans to collect. 1940s variant […]
Bleeding Cool just ran a piece looking at upcoming plans for the character of Luke Fox in the Batman comic books. Including the very real possibility that he will be the new Batman, replacing Bruce Wayne in the cape and cowl on the streets of Gotham. We mentioned that Batwing #19 was his first appearance, […]
Where is Gotham? And where is Metropolis? Described as New York at night and New York by day, respectively, their location has been up in the air. Originally modelled on Toronto, New York City certainly became Metropolis’ greatest influence. However, it has been clarified – and contradicted – a few times. In Superman #2 in […]
A second look at new Batman writer James Tynion IV’s newsletter, to follow up on his Luke and Lucius Fox musings, reveals much about Gotham City – and its police. Is this Gotham City or is this Judge Dredd? Or maybe even HBO Watchmen? He writes (emphasis mine), After the events of City of Bane, […]
The unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will have its final chapter, #12 is out in a couple of weeks, December 18th. Alongside everything else it seems. A double-sized final issue, it will join Tom King‘s final Batman, the end of Scott Snyder‘s Doom War, the launch of James […]
Batman always plans, But then, so does his new writer, James Tynion IV, writing the ongoing Batman series in 2020 from DC Comics, starting with Batman #86. And in his newsletter, which everyone should be signed up to, he laid out plans from his pitch document. And it involves the characters of Lucius Fox and […]
Tom King‘s final issue of Batman, #85, will be out a week on Wednesday along with everything else from DC Comics, it seems. His Batwoman/Catwoman series with Clay Mann that is meant to follow where his story left off, has been delayed due to King and Mann deciding that Mann should be the lead artist […]
Originally Doomsday Clock, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, published by DC Comics, was meant to reveal a near-future of the DC Comics Universe. Written by Geoff Johns, then CCO of DC Comics, it was set up in DC Rebirth, saw characters and references threaded through Batman and Superman comics (the latter of which had also been […]