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.
There’s a couple more DC Comics collection cancellations as the publisher continues its curtailing and cutting back of its catalogue. The first is the DC Comics Essential volume of the Batman: Death Of The Family Saga, itself previously resolicited and intended for August. And the second is the Wonder Woman: Blood And Guts collection intended […]
Shazam! is one of those titles from DC Comics that has been subject to schedule slippage of late. Here’s the latest. Shazam! #7 was originally planned for the 19th of June was rescheduled by a fortnight for the 3rd of July. While Shazam! #8 has slipped from the 17th of July to the 31st of July. […]
Jude Terror pointed out earlier Tom Taylor pointing out earlier that DCeased #1 was going to go to a second printing for July 3rd. But it’s not alone. Bleeding Cool understands that it will be joined in that endeavour, first by Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo on […]
Do you remember in Grant Morrison and Howard Porter‘s JLA run when suddenly they got Zauriel as a new member? An actual angel, from heaven, millions of years old who left heaven for Earth to become a superhero and join the League? It was weird then, it’s just as weird now. Originally he was just […]
DCeased #2 is in stores today, continuing Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Stefano Guadiano’s universe-changing zombie romp across the DCU. But for fans who may have missed out on the first issue, there’s no need to shamble around starving for DCeased. Writer Taylor announced on Twitter that the issue is getting a second printing, set to […]
Yesterday Bleeding Cool broke the story on new rumours that DC Comics were to be shuttering their Vertigo brand. We had repeat sources of creators being told that the line was being rolled up. This was happening even as some had just received the news that a big Vertigo relaunch for the summer, to be […]
Today’s Batman #72 is, to some degree, a clip show. As Batman engages in hand-to-hand combat with Bane, an unseen narrator speaks (even if you are bound to get who it is before the eventual reveal) taking the opportunity to run through Tom King‘s first fifty issues, summarising all the plots and machinations that occurs […]
Today’s DC Comics titles contain a comic book prelude to the new season of Krypton on Syfy, starting in a week’s time, with ‘Light-Years From Home’. In the cliffhanger for season 1 last year, at the Fortress of Solitude, Seg-El trapped Brainiac in the Phantom Zone, but Brainiac pulls Seg in with him at the […]
Last week ended May well for comic book stores. Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1, Doomsday Clock #10 and Heroes In Crisis #9 followed by Detective Comics Annual #2, Amazing Spider-Man #22, Superman: Leviathan Rising #1 and Immortal Hulk #16 backing them up. But the first week in June isn’t a slouch either. Tomorrow will […]
Superman may have made it to comic books before Batman, but it’s Batman who will be honored as the inaugural inductee into the Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame, so who’s laughing now, boy scout? First revealed at WonderCon earlier this year, the Caped Crusader’s achievement will be made official at the first annual fundraising […]
Female Furies #5 hits stores on Wednesday, from Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo, and this preview of the issue shows the Furies arriving on Earth… which is not to their liking. Though their assessment of Barda’s feelings is not exactly on point, as we see a reunion… What else can we expect from Female Furies […]
It seemed like things were finally starting to go Young Justice’s way last issue, with the team free of prison in Gemworld and ready to confront Lord Opal, when Opal’s reality-breaking powers manifested. Now, as we see in this preview of Young Justice #6, from “The Great One” Brian Bendis, Elena Casagrande, and John Timms, […]
Bleeding Cool has been informed by a number of sources this morning that DC Comics is planning to shutter its Vertigo imprint. This has come as quite a surprise to some, as I also understand that DC Comics has just greenlit a number of Vertigo projects for publication. Indeed, there are plans for a big […]
The worlds of Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are undergoing a crisis in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, the third crossover comic between the caped crusader and the heroes in a half shell. For one thing, the continuities of the two universes have been merged, with Batman and the Turtles living together and sharing […]
The second issue of the rather well-received DCeased is published this week. The string sales success, seemingly out of nowhere, on this DC Comics superhero take on Garth Ennis’ Crossed, sees a world population infected vy the Anti Life equation spread by smartphone use. And how the DC Comics superheroes deal with this threat – […]
So who are DC Comics arguing against in the US trademark courts? There have been quite a few since we last checked in, mostly involving the Superman shield shape. DC Comics lawyers are targeting another lawyer, Maryam Parman of Irvine, California for trying to trademark ‘Super Woman, Super Lawyer’ for legal services. They are also […]
The relationship between Americans and their military service people is an… interesting one. But DC Comics has recently sent still-Batman writer Tom King and CCO/President Jim Lee over to Kuwait with the The United Service Organizations (USO) to a) promote Batman for the character’s 80th anniversary b) entertain the nearly 12,000 U.S. military members stationed […]
Tom King may have been removed from Batman before finishing his planned 100-issue run after Batman #85, with the remaining issues cut short to a 12-issue upcoming Batman/Catwoman series. But don’t think that means King is on the outs with DC. It seems that both King and DC Publisher Jim Lee are still pretty chummy, […]
At BookCon today, DC Comics announced a new psychological thriller comic book by bestselling author Kami Garcia and artists Mike Mayhew and Mico Suayan. The 12-issue series will be called Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity, and will ship monthly starting in October. In the out-of-continuity comic, Harley Quinn is a young and brilliant forensic psychiatrist helping the […]
Last week saw the release of Heroes In Crisis #9. And Doomsday Clock #10. There was some suggestion that the two may in some way be linked. And certainly, we saw Dr Manhattan messing with Wally West and his life, as he created the New 52 reality, only for it to fight back in DC […]