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.



Damian Gets Catfished in Teen Titans #35 [Preview]

Damian Gets Catfished in Teen Titans #35 [Preview]

Teen Titans #35 is in stores this week from DC Comics, and it features a major milestone for Damian Wayne, according to this preview. As we look in on an intimate scene at Mercy Hall… As Damian and Djinn prepare to rekindle their almost romance, with Djinn apparently on the rebound after her confrontation with […]

Batman Explains Why He Beats His Children in Batman #81 [Preview]

Batman Explains Why He Beats His Children in Batman #81 [Preview]

A lot of things can be said about Batman. That he’s paranoid. That he is a psychopath who dresses up like a bat to beat up mentally ill criminals, for one thing. That he has a dumb mustache, for another. But most importantly, that he has severe daddy issues. Not only were his parents killed […]

Impeachment in the Dark Multiverse in Flash Forward #2 [Preview]

Impeachment in the Dark Multiverse in Flash Forward #2 [Preview]

President Donald Trump has decried the impeachment inquiry being conducted by Democrats in the House of Representatives as a witch hunt and treason, but as we see in this preview of Flash Forward #2, Trump doesn’t know how good he’s got it! After murdering a bunch of people in Heroes in Crisis, Wally West wasn’t […]

Tom King Should Write a DC Black Label Book

Tom King’s a Real Bastard – and Why He Should Write a DC Black Label Book

Batman kills babies. Tom King makes people cry. And if they’re not crying, they’re definitely feeling something. At New York Comic Con last weekend, the line to meet Tom King stretched across all of Artist Alley. (Those people had to buy something from his booth to earn their spot in line.) So just why hasn’t […]


Is Tempus Fuginaut DC's Answer to Marvel's Watcher?

Is Tempus Fuginaut DC’s Answer to Marvel’s Watcher?

Tempus Fuginaut was a character created by DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio in his comic book Sideways with Kenneth Rocafor. The Fuginauts, a race of cosmic beings tasked with preventing intrusions from other Universes, and especially from the Dark Multiverse into the normal one. Tempus was tasked with the protection of the Prime Earth’s universal boundaries, […]


Jonah Hex Bronze Age Omnibus Orders Cancelled, Resolicited Without the Bronze

Jonah Hex Bronze Age Omnibus Orders Cancelled, Resolicited Without the Bronze

We’ve told you that DC Comics seems to believe that adding the words Bronze Age to a title sees its numbers drop. We haven’t had official confirmation, but we have seen a few projects change names of the words ‘Bronze Age’, lose their prominence on the covers, or lose a unified look. The latest to […]

"Batman": Why is Thomas Wayne a Meanie Now?

“Batman”: Why is Thomas Wayne A Meanie Now?

Batman’s dad Thomas Wayne is a bad guy now. He didn’t used to be. He was the kind doctor and philanthopist who taught his son to be charitable and benevolent. Suddenly, he’s a villain in nearly every new story. What’s going on? Thomas Wayne was the benevolent, beloved father of Bruce Wayne. He was a […]

A New “Crisis” For DC Comics in 2020, Ahead of 5G

In June, Bleeding Cool first ran the news that DC Comics was preparing to publish something called 5G, leaking out of a private DC Comics staffers discussion group. We just didn’t know what it was. During the DC Nation presentation at New York Comic Con, where Bleeding Cool was able to get screengrabs of the […]









The Flash #80 [Preview]

Paving the Way for 5G in The Flash #80? [Preview]

The Flash #80 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Joshua Williamson, Scott Kolins, and more, and we’ve got a preview below, liberated from a compliant DC media partner website. The comic also comes with a DCeased variant. The Death of the Speed Force storyline continues in this preview with The Black Flash […]