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.
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 […]
This is the solicitation for today’s Young Justice #8. YOUNG JUSTICE #8 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Elena Casagrande (A/CA) John Timms Lost in the Multiverse! The heroes of Young Justice must stay together as they fight to find their way home. Too bad they’re about to cross paths with their own evil look-alikes! Plus, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Four-and-a-half years ago, Bleeding Cool reported that Molly Mahan had moved coasts from being an editor at Dynamite in New Jersey to being an editor at DC Comics in their brand spankingly new Warner Bros offices in Burbank, California. Graduate of the Texas Christian University (returning visual below), she worked on the DC imprint Vertigo […]
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 […]
Chas Truog, artist on one of the most seminal superhero comic books published by DC Comics in the eighties, Animal Man, with Grant Morrison has been revealing pages from an issue that… wasn’t. Writing to Facebook, he tells us about – and shows us – Animal Man: The Lost Issue, dubbedDominion“. Page one – I […]
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 […]
Bleeding Cool pointed out that it was FOC date for all the new relaunched Giant titles, coming to comic stores in September and October, and Walmarts and Targets a few weeks earlier… but no details had been released on which retailers could base their orders. And we suddenly got this momentous Rich Twitch of a […]
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, […]
A few days ago, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics had decided to replace Bruce Wayne as Batman in the summer of 2020, going into 2021. That the decision had been made that he would be a black man. And, though Duke Thomas had been ruled out, the favourites were Mr Terrific, a depowered Black […]
Black Canary: Ignite and Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission are two original graphic novels published by DC Comics, as part of what were once known as the Ink and Zoom imprints for young adult readers and children. They are scheduled to be released in bookstores on Tuesday the 29th of October in bookstores and Amazon […]
Red Hood: Outlaw #40, possibly trying to avoid a similar situation to Supergirl #33 and Superman #14 (if you believe the official DC Comics explanation, which we totally don’t) has announced a cover change, as the DC November acetate covers approach Final Order Cut-Off date. These are the new covers, with a new reveal by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Today sees the release of DCeased: A Good Day To Die that gets to give the DCeased storyline an added cosmic dimension, and also helps to fill DC’s coffers after the main series did a lot better than anyone was expecting. It also brings Waverider onto the scene, the cosmic being from Armageddon 2001 who […]
We ran an article like this for Superman #14, out last week. Forgive me if I repeat myself, as Supergirl #33 is published today. Again. Now with added Snickers ad, a new cover and… a couple of other changes. Once upon a time, DC Comics demanded that comic stores destroy any copies they had received of Superman #14 […]