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.
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #4 is in stores this week from DC Comics, by Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, and Nathan Fairbairn, and we’ve got a preview below. In which we see what Jimmy Olsen has been up to since he was assassinated last issue. Er… since an assassination dummy that looked like him was assassinated, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every month the comic book companies send out folded promotional posters to the comic book retailer / Diamond accounts. Each week different posters show up for the comic book stores to put up and promote upcoming titles. Most customers are familiar with the stores putting up new posters to show off upcoming titles, but which […]
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, […]
DC Comics has released an unlettered preview of Legion of Super-Heroes #1, from “The Great One” Brian Bendis and Ryan Sook. The book isn’t set to hit stores until November 6th, but final order cutoff is on Monday, so DC is giving readers a glimpse at what to expect in hopes they’ll ask their local […]
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’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 […]
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 third and final chapter of Batman: The Last Knight On Earth by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo was intended to have been published on November 11th. As you might have gathered that is no longer the case. It is possible that Spawn #300 and #301 may have got in the way a little, I […]
Before New York Comic Con, I became aware of a slight kerfuffle on the private Comic Book Retailer/DC Comics Facebook group, and it was all over the Joker: Year of the Villain #1 Retailer Gift Variant Edition, with a very nice Brian Bolland variant cover. Bleeding Cool already reported on the free copies of which, […]
Legion of Super-Heroes returns in November from DC Comics with a new ongoing series by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook. Bleeding Cool was the first to tell you that DC Comics would be giving away free promotional Legion flight rings to stores who ordered heavy on the new series, And now they have added a […]
Tom King is writing his final issue of Batman. Writing my final Batman. — Tom King (@TomKingTK) October 10, 2019 Jason Aaron is writing his final issue of Thor. You know what this could mean? Crossover? — Tom King (@TomKingTK) October 10, 2019 After all, what can Marvel and DC Comics do… fire them? Yes, […]
A number (but not all) of the DC Comics Year Of The Villain moved on from getting an offer from Lex Luthor (although today’s Catwoman showed that moment too) as titles this week and last, looking towards the next phase of the crossover, noted something happening across the DC Universe Actually, a fiction-within-a-fictional Harley Quinn […]
Two comic books written by Brian Bendis today, Superman #16 and Event Leviathan #5. Both featuring Damian Wayne. Both featuring Leviathan… And both featuring scenes where people are obsessed with Superboy going through puberty. With Superman trapped by Leviathan with technology created by Spyral to deal with Superboy in case… … in case the son […]
We’ve seen the graves of Martha and Thomas Wayne in the Batman comic books, TV shows and movies before. Buried at the local Gotham Cemetery. often with Bruce Wayne brooding over them. They have also at various points been transformed into the Wayne Mausoleum at the cemetery. Something a little grander, more Egyptian. The graves […]
Back when the Batcave acquired a new member, Damian Wayne, Robin, son of Batman, made a pledge. Something he kept up with, in subsequent appearances. Both with Alfred… And with Superboy… But in Teen Titans Special #1 an awful lot is made of his regular (when he can) visits to a restaurant to revisit a childhood favourite, […]
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 […]