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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors and Previewsworld, these are the top 100 comic books ordered through the direct market in North America, through Diamond. It is notable that Star Wars #1, Harley Quinn #1, Rocket Raccoon#1, Walking Dead #132, Bravest Warriors Tales #1, Orphan Black #1 and Big Trouble In Little China/Escape From New York #1 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 1941, the founder of DC Comics publicly floated the idea of creating a Batman army unit to fight Hitler. And he published it and everything. And the army listened to him and gave it a go and everything. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was an American pulp magazine writer and entrepreneur who pioneered the American […]
Every week your Local Comic Book shop gets in the weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell our fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]
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 […]
Twitter user The Unholy Dragon works at Gnu Books in Oshawa, Ontario, and is in charge of ordering for the store. And he’s been crunching the numbers. He posted, tagging in this very website, saying; SO here’s a thing: The new Batman/DC stuff from Spin Masters. I was all set to order some. Then I […]
So who wants some more half-truths and misinformation? As a result of yesterday’s address to retailers by DC publisher Dan DiDio, much of which can be found in this series of articles, Doomsday Clock no longer being in DC Universe continued seemed settled – though, if someone wants at DC Comics wants to give it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Bleeding Cool had the tip-off that evidence of 5G and the new DC Comics Timeline we have been talking about for quite a while, would officially appear in an already-solicited comic book from DC Comics, something out in the first third of the year. We came up with a list of possibles. One on that […]
DC Comics has traditionally ruled the roost at the bookstore, a reputation for a strong relationship with the bookseller market, with perennials like Watchmen, V For Vendetta, Sandman, Preacher, Killing Joke, The Long Halloween, Hush, All-Star Superman and many more making for constant bestsellers. But of late, there appear to have been quite a lot […]
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 […]
DC Comics is sending Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 back to the printers Batman #86 Second Printing will reprint the debut chapter of “Their Dark Designs,” by new series writer James Tynion IV with art and cover by Tony S. Daniel. This issue is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 29 with a […]
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 […]