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.


Wednesday Comics

Damian Wayne – Baby Hitler? Legion Of Super-Heroes #3 Spoilers

In today’s Legion Of Super-Heroes #3, Jonathan Kent pops back in time to bring his bestest friend Damian Wayne back to the 31st Century with him. Who within minutes already wants to start making changes to the future. But maybe it’s the changes to his own near-future that he should be worried about. Because just […]

Written by a Bot: Five Ways Brian Bendis Made Superman Cool Again

Written by a Bot: Five Things You Never Knew About Superman

Yesterday, we debuted Written by a Bot with a listicle naming five ways “The Great One” Brian Bendis made Superman cool again. But our bot had more to say on the subject, so we allowed it to create this follow-up. In the dog eat dog world of comic book “journalism,” it’s important one keep an […]

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Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev Launch Event Leviathan Sequel – Checkmate – in April

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are returning to Event Leviathan for a sequel 6-issue series, Event Leviathan: Checkmate   The results of the Event Leviathan miniseries established a new world order among the espionage agencies of the DC Universe, now united under the single banner of the mysterious Leviathan! Leviathan has agents and acolytes […]


Tom King is Working on A Catwoman Special

Tom King is Working on A Catwoman Special

We’re still waiting to learn when Tom King and Clay Mann’s Batman/Catwoman series will launch, but for fans that have been jonesing for more Tom King Batman or Catwoman action since King’s epic run on Batman ended, at least you now have one more thing to look forward to. King revealed on Twitter that he’s […]

Written by a Bot: Five Ways Brian Bendis Made Superman Cool Again

Written by a Bot: Five Ways Brian Bendis Made Superman Cool Again

In the dog eat dog world of comic book “journalism,” it’s important one keep an eye on what one’s competitors are doing lest one lose the vital edge required to survive in the comics click economy. Salacious rumors, edgy hot takes, and articles about fried chicken sandwiches simply aren’t enough to keep up in today’s […]



The 100 Most-Ordered Comics and Graphic Novels in Comic Shops in 2019

These are the 100 most-ordered comics and graphic novels in the North American direct market serviced by Diamond Comic Distributors in all of 2019, courtesy of Previewsworld. We previously looked at top tens, marketshare and sales rises on Friday, here’s a slightly fuller picture. One problem with the list below is that the list as it […]



DC Comics Introducing A Periodical Dollar Comic?

DC Comics Introducing A Periodical Dollar Comic?

Today, addressing comic book retailers on Facebook, DC Publisher Dan DiDio talked about a number of matters (and you can catch up with them all with this handy tag).  We looked his DC Comics plans for big collections and original graphic novels for younger readers. But there’s a lot of money in reprints these days […]

Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

To be fair, Batman: Damned Book One came out on time. But a certain issue with the Batpenis meant that subsequent issues of the series had to be redrawn, delaying the comic by months. And it was a pattern that seemed to set in, with multiple Black Label titles being on the late side, and […]

Diamond Confirms DC Comics' 5G

“Half-Truths And Misinformation Floating Around” – Dan DiDio on 5G?

Today, addressing comic book retailers on Facebook, DC Publisher Dan DiDio talked about a number of matters (and you can catch up with them all with this handy tag). And he also mentioned what was coming in 2020 and beyond. He was low on specifics – could he have been talking about Bleeding Cool’s coverage […]

DC to Publish Fewer Young Reader Original Graphic Novels, But Market Them Better

DC to Publish Fewer Young Reader Original Graphic Novels, But Market Them Better

DC Comics has seen a rush of younger reader-focused original graphic novels, originally the Zoom and Ink imprints, though such imprints went away with new President Pamela Lifford. But the books remained – even when one of their bigger champions at DC Comics, John Cunningham, did not. This year, Bleeding Cool noted special success by Teen […]



Doomsday Clock Will Not Completely Line Up With The DC Comics Timeline - Official

Doomsday Clock Will Not Completely Line Up With The DC Comics Timeline – Official

When it was announced, Doomsday Clock, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, was also a crossover with the DC Universe. Specifically the very-near-ahead DC Universe, the plan was that as the story reached its conclusion, that the events of Doomsday Clock would marry up with the DC Comics Universe then […]


Making The Wonder Woman Movie Canon With The Comics in the New DC Timeline

Making The Wonder Woman Movie Canon With The Comics in the New DC Timeline

Wonder Woman was first created by William Moulton Marston in 1942, halfway through the Second World War and was initially depicted fighting Axis military forces as well as an assortment of colourful supervillains, although over time her stories came to place greater emphasis on characters, deities, and monsters from Greek mythology. In the DC Universe […]