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.

New Details on Batman and Swamp Thing DC 100-Page Giants

New Details on Batman and Swamp Thing DC 100-Page Giants

This is how the Batman Giant #2 and Swamp Thing Giant #2 were solicited for November from DC Comics…. BATMAN GIANT #2 Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints! ON SALE 11.27.19 $4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES | DC SWAMP THING GIANT #2 Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic […]

Is The DC Comics Timeline Already Screwed? Doom Signals Suggest So (Spoilers)

Is The DC Comics Timeline Already Screwed? Doom Signals Suggest So (Spoilers)

Another week, another bevvy of Doom Signals fill the air. As we learned in last week’s Justice League, these indicate that in the public vote on whether Justice or Doom should win the day, has fallen to Doom. And everything is about to kick off with Hostile Takeover. But there’s a problem. First, let’s check […]

There's a Lot Of Alfred in Today's DC Comics For a Dead Man

There’s a Lot Of Alfred in Today’s Batman Comics For a Dead Man

Alfred Pennyworth is dead. In Batman #77, killed by Bane, in front of Damian Wayne. A fact that the rest of the Batfamily are keeping from Bruce Wayne who believed that Alfred was safe, no longer being used as a hostage to prevent the Bat-excursion into Gotham, the City of Bane, He was wrong, and […]

Jim Lee Draws Watchmen - And Then Lost It

Jim Lee Draws Watchmen – And Then Lost It

Jim Lee, Publisher and CCO of DC Comics, posted the following; I literally saved this image for over a year to post it on the day @watchmen aired on @hbo. Then spent two days looking for the file to do so on Sunday. Speaking of #watchmen —how fantastic was that first episode!? pic.twitter.com/Lv1Uko4CV5 — Jim […]

DC Giants are Keeping the Same Amount of Content, Just Over Fewer Issues

So last week, Bleeding Cool looked at the DC Giant line and wondered if, as the DC Previews solicits showed, the line was going from a monthly shipping schedule, when exclusive to Walmart, to a bi-monthly release schedule? Now that the DC Giants are just shipping early to Walmart, with exclusive “reprint covers”, but still […]

Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, What in the World Happened to Peter Milligan's Zombistas!?

Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, What in the World Happened to Peter Milligan’s Zombistas!?

Back in the late noughties, Peter Milligan wrote a comic book for WildStorm called Zombistas!, described as a zombie-story set in Mexico and California about an American company who are trying to create the perfect non-unionized labour force, talking about it saying “there’s some politics in there, using the walking dead guys as a way […]

“Jo” Mullein Will Replace Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern For DC Comics' 5G

Will Jo Mullein Replace Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern For DC Comics’ 5G?

Bleeding Cool was the first to break the news that 5G existed, and then in the light of the DC Nation Panel, what it was. The Fifth Generation of DC Comics storytelling and one that will see a number of major DC Comics characters relinquish their roles and their superhero name picked up by someone […]

Is Doomsday Clock Based on a Massive Plothole?

We’re in the era of Unauthorized Watchmen Sequels, what with the premiere of Damon Lindelof’s HBO TV series and the republication of Watchmensch by Heavy Metal. The TV series runs in an odd parallel to the other unauthorized sequel, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s miniseries Doomsday Clock. We’re one issue away from the final issue […]

Trademark Infringement in Terrifics #21 [Preview]

Trademark Infringement in Terrifics #21 [Preview]

For the Year of the Villain, The Terrifics are going up against a mirror image team in The Terribles, led by Bizarro and featuring bizarro versions of the Terrifics team members. The goal of the Terribles involves time travel, and as such they’ve been dragging the entire world back in time with them. Last issue […]

Sea Daddy Shoots Aquaman's Dog in Aquaman Annual #2 [Preview]

Sea Daddy Shoots Aquaman’s Dog in Aquaman Annual #2 [Preview]

Aquaman Annual #2 hits stores from DC Comics this week, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Victor Ibanez, Jay David Ramos, and Clayton Cowles, tying into the Year of the Villain. And boy does this preview feature a major villain: Sea Daddy, who has come to steal the throne of Atlantis (which, unfortunately, Aquaman has misplaced). But […]

Damian Wayne Heads to the Future in January's Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Damian Wayne Heads to the Future in January’s Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Set up in the pages of Superman #16 and teased in an early look at the cover to Legion of Super-Heroes #3, DC’s full January solicitations have definitively revealed that Damian Wayne will be joining Jonathan Kent as a guest of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future. The solicit tells us that Wayne will […]

If at First You Don't Succeed... Shazam! #10 Resolicited for January

If at First You Don’t Succeed… Shazam! #10 Resolicited for January

In a move that truly shows once and for all that DC Comics has abandoned grim and gritty realism in exchange for a bright and optimistic viewpoint, the publisher has resolicited Shazam! #10 by Geoff “Jeff Johns and Dale Eaglesham for January 22nd. Back in August, Bleeding Cool reported that retailers had been told that all […]

DC Comics to Call the Batman Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, “Prestige Plus”

Starting with comic books solicited for January 2020, DC Comics introduces the term Prestige Plus. It’s a new name for DC Comics’ periodical format with square binding and card stock covers that measure approximately 8.5″ by 10.875″. Periodicals that fit the Prestige Plus format would include the first such volume, Batman Damned, as well as […]

So Are the DC Giants shipping on a Bi-Monthly Schedule?

Are the DC Giants Shipping on a Bi-Monthly Schedule?

A month ago the DC Giant books (which most call the DC Walmart books because they were exclusive to Walmart for over a year) stopped being exclusive to Walmart and were available to order into comic book shops but also still available at Walmart.  Instead of being exclusive to Walmart, the Walmart versions now have […]