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.
For years, everything Mr. Freeze has done has been in the interest in reviving his wife Nora, who has been cryogenically frozen to prevent her death. So when Lex Luthor offered Freeze a serum to get the job done, he was quick to accept. But as we see in this preview of Detective Comics #1015, […]
Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo have been one of the more perfect creative pairings. With perennial sellers for DC Comics such the Luthor and Joker collections, the Rorschach chapter of Before Watchmen getting a new boost from the TV show, and the recent release of the collected Batman Damned topping the charts, they should be […]
The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child by Frank Miller and Rafael Grampa is up for FOC this weekend, to be published in December. Other sites have listed the new variant cover by Rafael Grampa, Bleeding Cool has all the tiered incentive covers, and the ratios that retailers have to order to get those select […]
DC Comics has released a first look at Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1, the upcoming DC Black Label series by Daniel Warren Johnson that asks the question: “what if DC published a Black Label comic that wasn’t about The Joker?” The preview was revealed in an EX-X-XCLUSIVE on sexy Dora the Explorer advocacy website The […]
Could another unauthorized sequel to Watchmen be on the way? Superstar writer Tom King posted an interesting photo to Twitter on Thursday, showing all twelve issues of Watchmen (#7 looks like it’s hidden behind #6) and noting that he’s reading them as “research for a thing.” Research for a thing. pic.twitter.com/JQOS7qbx7s — Tom King (@TomKingTK) […]
DC Comics has let comic book retailers know that the following three collections have had their orders cancelled but, like the DC War Giant #1 and Teen Titans Go Giant #2 orders we mentioned yesterday, promises to resolicit them at a later date. That’s Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Hardcover, Legends Of The Dark Knight: […]
The debut of a “Beyond” version of Batwoman in the pages of Batman Beyond #37 was a big hit with comic book readers when it went on sale October 23rd from DC Comics. Copies have been selling on eBay for up to twenty bucks as a result. So clearly DC Comics wants a bit of […]
The ongoing Wonder Woman series didn’t get a listing in the DC Comics December solicitations. Instead Wonder Woman #83 scheduled for November has been delayed, now scheduled for DC’s Massive Week of the 18th of December, and in January, a renumbering as Wonder Woman #750. But it seems there was a rogue solicitation for a […]
The Infected: Deathbringer, is the one-shot spinoff from Batman/Superman that featured Donna Troy as the latest DC character infected by The Batman Who Laughs, transformed into a Dark Multiverse version of themselves. The Infected: King Shazam was published today, to much praise. But it appears that although the comic written by Zoe Quinn was solicited […]
Blackstars #1 is in stores today, but DC Comics is already moving on to next month’s Blackstars #2, with a press release offering an unlettered preview of the issue on DC’s website. It also reveals that Blackstars #2 will be a “roast” of modern comics, according to writer Grant Morrison, who also said that it […]
Today saw the first of DC Comics’ acetate covers hit comic book stores. with Justice League, Deathstroke and Harley Quinn titles having a peel-back cover to reveal a hidden truth regarding the comic that the initial cover may conceal. Which is a good opportunity for DC Comics to tell retailers that the upcoming collection of […]
DC Comics has revealed to comic book retailers Cully Hamner‘s cover and contents for The Flash Giant #2, up for FOC this week, and on sale for December 11th. New stories: Run Like There’s No Tomorrow, a 16-page story by Gail Simone and Clayton Henry. A time-traveling soldier arrives in Central City, and her mission […]
In Legion Of Super-Heroes: Millenium #2, Rose/Thorn finally reached the future by going the long way round. And we got to see what th Earth looks like in a thousand year’s time. In today’s Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, we get to find out why the Earth is that way. Sorta. It was saved, by the […]
A couple of months ago, in Young Justice #8, it looked 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, […]
So, Justice League #35 is upon us, kicking off Hostile Takeover for DC’s Year Of The Villain. But we have to first go back, back, back to the nineteen eighties… and a certain Hellboy creator who was hanging around at DC Comics for a while. Gotham by Gaslight was a graphic novella by Brian Augustyn, […]
While Marvel Comics strives to remain as apolitical as possible, rival DC Comics has made no efforts to hide parallels with Donald Trump’s White House in the pages of Lois Lane. Those comparisons have been there from the start of the series, in the storyline titled Enemy of the People, a phrase used by Trump […]
Today sees the third Library Comic Con kicking off virtually. And I’ve been given the chance to browse the various publisher presentations to librarians. DC Comics naturally concentrates on its Black Label and Younger Reader lines of graphic novels. And amongst the latter, many titles that have been announced as coming this year and in […]
Bleeding Cool has argued that Tom King’s Batman arc to date has been a seventy-five-odd issue storyline that is reprising one single scene from Batman Knightfall, that of Bane lifting Batman high above his head… …and bringing him down on his knee, breaking his back. And so, through the run, Batman was lifted high […]
Generational warfare is heating up in our society. Boomers complain constantly about Millennials. In retaliation, Millennials ruin the things Boomers love, like mayonnaise and chain restaurants. So Boomers destroy the environment and the economy and elect Donald Trump president. Then Millennials say “OK Boomer” on Twitter and hurt their feelings. It’s a vicious cycle, but […]
Tom King’s Batman run continues to its early conclusion as Batman #82 hits stores from DC Comics this week. Last month, we got an early, unlettered look at the big fight between Batman and Bane which saw Batman take off both his mask and his shirt. With Batman #82 in stores tomorrow, DC has released […]