DC Comics

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.

Will DC Comics Ever Publish Lee Bermejo: Inside, On Dark Ground Hardcover in English?

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 […]

Frank Tieri Rewrites the Marvel Universe in Ravencroft

Today’s Justice League #39 On Whether Doomsday Clock is DC Canon or Not (Spoilers)

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 […]

Warner Bros. Releases a New Batch of "Joker" Promotional Images

The Jokes On Us – Michael Davis, From The Edge

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. […]

The Flash #87 [Preview]

Captain Cold Puts the Flash in His Place in The Flash #87 [Preview]

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 […]

The Flash #750 Will Be LATE – As Will a Few Other DC Comics

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 […]

As Dan DiDio and DC Comics Come To London, Will They Face Anti-5G Protests?

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 [Preview]

Meet the DC Universe’s Worst Food Critic in Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

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 […]

Alex Antone Quits DC Comics

Editor Alex Antone Quits DC Comics For Something New

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 […]

Batman 87

What Is Up With The Riddler In Batman #87? (Spoilers)

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 […]

Wednesday Comics

Who Is More Stupid – Batman or Superman in Superman/Batman #6? (Spoilers)

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 […]

Wednesday Comics

How Bruce Wayne is Rebuilding Gotham in Batman #87 and Batman/Superman #5

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 […]