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.

Batman Therapy

Batarang Therapy – Spoilers For Batman #77 and Event Leviathan #4

Today sees the publication of Batman #78, part of the City Of Bane storyline that has the cheek not to actually be set in a city at all, but on a Hawaiian beachfront. The cover promises REUNITED REKINDLED READY FOR REVENGE with Batman and Catwoman posting in a cityscape that does not appear in the […]

The Look Of Doc Shaner’s Strange Adventures is Both Wicked and Divine

Is it me or do I see the influence of Jamie McKelvie on the following images from Evan “Doc” Shaner promoting his upcoming Strange Adventures comic book with Tom King and Mitch Gerads, coming from DC Comics in 2020? McKelvie’s work, especially with Kieron Gillen on Phonogram, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, […]

Is There An Earlier First Appearance Of Luke Fox?

Is There An Earlier First Appearance Of Luke Fox Than Batwing #19?

Last week, Bleeding Cool broke the story that DC Comics is planning for a new Batman to take the place of Bruce Wayne in the summer of 2020 going on into 2021. That DC Comics editorial had decided it be a black gentleman. And that while candidates included Mr Terrific, a depowered Black Lightning or […]

OfTom Taylor and Bruno Redondo Relaunch Suicide Squad in December

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo Relaunch Suicide Squad in December (Confirmed)

Last week, we posted tweets from writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo which seemed to be hinting at a relaunch of Suicide Squad. Today, we have official confirmation via DC’s website, of a new series to launch in December, with a new team and even a new leader replacing Amanda Waller. It looks like […]

Rob Liefeld Says Goodbye to the X-Men With Love Letter to Claremont/Byrne/Austin

Fanboy Rampage: Rob Liefeld vs Sean Gordon Murphy Over Whether or Not DC Sucks

Superstar artist Rob Liefeld has been unapologetically vocal about his feelings on the current state of DC Comics. Most recently, back in June, Liefeld predicted the collapse of DC Comics and, in the ensuing Twitter hullaballoo, leaked plans for a DC/Image crossover. It’s not that Liefeld has a problem with DC in general. He often […]

New Youngblood Publisher Trolls Rob Liefeld on Twitter, Wants to Make Him Famous

Terrific Production LLC Wants Chris Claremont for New Youngblood, Jim Lee for DC Crossover

Bleeding Cool has been dutifully following and reporting on the ongoing Twitter exploits of Terrific Production LLC, the publisher owned by Andrew Rev which recently acquired the rights to Youngblood against the wishes of creator Rob Liefeld. Terrific has been looking to recruit comic book creators on Twitter, even offering to take young up-and-comers like Ryan Stegman and turn […]

Batman Vs. the Bullies of Tampa, Florida

A Tampa, Florida mother posted on social media about how her three-year-old daughter was being bullied at school, coming home with bruises and swollen eyes. With a school not willing to act, she did the next best thing and turned to Batman. Or rather a Batman cosplayer. Jack, known as the Batman Of Spring Hill, […]

LATE: Shazam! #8 Now Nineteen Weeks Late, Slips to the End of November

LATE: Shazam! #8 Now Nineteen Weeks Late, Slips to the End of November

Two weeks ago, Bleeding Cool reported that Shazam! #7 by Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham was to be to be published on the 25th of September, making it 14 weeks late.  And it still is. Last week, we reported that retailers had been told that all orders for Shazam! #9, #10 and #11 had been cancelled. That they will be resolicited at […]

The Daily LITG - 5th September 2019, Happy Birthday

The Daily LITG – 5th September 2019, The Butler Didn’t Do It

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 10 most-read stories yesterday On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics DC Comics is About to Give Us a Black Batman What Do Those […]

#SquadGoals: Tom Taylor Teases New Project at DC Comics... Could It Be Suicide Squad?

#SquadGoalsDC: Tom Taylor Teases New Project at DC Comics… Could It Be Suicide Squad?

Last year, Bleeding Cool Rumourmonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston claimed that DC was planning to relaunch Suicide Squad with Brian Azzarello writing, and Wally West starring. But eight months later, with no Suicide Squad relaunch appearing, the structure of Heroes Crisis changed, Azzarello’s relationship with DC changed by the Batpenis controversy, and Event Leviathan changing the status […]

Exclusive Batman #78 Preview Shows How Much Catwoman Really Loves Batman

Exclusive Batman #78 Preview Shows How Much Catwoman Really Loves Batman

Throughout the next week, DC Comics will provide EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews of next week’s comics to its compliant media partners, facilitating a quid pro quo relationship between comic book publishers and the media that covers them in which EX-X-XCLUSIVE access to content is given to sites which use it to drive clicks and revenue. Bleeding Cool, […]