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 1989, Christopher Priest – then known as Jim Owsley – wrote a story for Batman Annual #13 called Faces, with art by Michael Bair and Gray Morrow. Which featured this scene, Bruce Wayne rising from bed in the nip, and heading out to change into his Batman clobber. A functional, non ezplicit nude scene. […]
Bleeding Cool has been receiving reports that the new fine dining resaurant in London’s Soho, officially licensed from Warner Bris as DC World, with different sections reflecting different DC Comics characters, specifically Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman may have run into a slight snag. You see, while everyone was merrily working away on the Arkham […]
When it comes to DC Comics’ Zoom and Ink titles, intended for younger audiences and young adult audiences respectively, they like to lead with the writer, usually an established prose author in that field. And then a few months later follow up with the artists. It established a pecking order, underlines by the font size […]
When it was first announced a couple of years ago that YA novelist Kami Garcia would be writing a Raven graphic novel for DC Comcis’ Ink line, with artist Gabriel Picolo, it was said that this would be the first in a number of Teen Titans graphic novels from Garcia, each focusing on a different […]
So. Heroes In Crisis #9. Wally West’s dead body, that we saw draped over the dead body of Roy Harper in Heroes In Crisis #1 was, it seems, placed there by his future self after killing an even more future version of himself, and then living those five days until he became his even more […]
Tom King may have had his Batman run cut unceremoniously short by DC Comics, but it can’t be denied that his influence as a writer continues to spread across the DC Universe. Earlier this year, King penned a Superman story for Walmart which saw Superman imagine Lois Lane being brutally murdered over and over. This, […]
Matthew Snyder, digital dominator, fills us in on how non-print comics are selling… he writes: Welcome to the ComiXology Bestseller List, your guide to see how well your favorite titles are selling digitally. Every week I’ll post the ranking of every new title, plus a ranking of the best selling volumes & graphic novels. As […]
As revealed in Heroes In Crisis #8 by Tom King, Travis Moore and Mitch Gerads, we saw just how Wally West killed everyone. Accidentally of course. Triggering an alarm when he somehow managed to piece all of the Sanctuary information together in order to release it to the world… As the rest of the clients […]
When it was first published, New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke seemed like a retrograde step. As the comics industry was lauding the likes of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, Marvel’s Ultimate Universe and DC Comics’ Wildstorm line reinventing the superhero, Darwyn Cooke took a step in the opposite direction, returning to a more classic design […]
Leviathan Rising, the DC Comics one-shot that kicks off not only “The Great One” Brian Bendis’s Event Leviathan event comic, but also the Lois Lane series by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins and the new Jimmy Olsen comic by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber, makes some big, shocking changes, and no, we’re not just talking […]
The final issue of Batman Damned #3 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo was originally solicited for March, on a bi-monthly schedule. But that was before Batman’s penis appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and newly appointed publisher Pamela Lifford had to tip the entirety of DC Comics’ schedule in the bin and […]
Looks like DC Comics are looking to up their numbers again on Batman #75. There have just let retailers know that they will be able to order an additional blank variant cover for Batman #75 to get sketches and whatnot drawn directly on the front cover. BATMAN #75 BLANK VAR ED YOTV THE OFFER DC […]
Heroes in Crisis #9 is in the books, all of the mysteries have been revealed, and the characters have come to their planned endings in the story. But was it always meant to be these characters? Well… as it turns out, Tom King recently gave readers a glimpse into how he makes his sauce, and […]
Once upon a time in 1938, DC Comics published a comic book called Action Comics starring a certain character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster called Superman. And he appeared holding this rather damaged car aloft. And in Action Comics #1000, eighty years later, it was revisited by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Oliver […]
Bleeding Cool previously reported, after the conclusion of Heroes In Crisis by Tom King and Clay Mann, the last issue of which was published today, that the plan was for Brian Azzarello to write a new Suicide Squad series starring Wally West. Pulled out of prison by Amanda Waller and set to work for the […]
Heroes In Crisis #9 by Tom King and Clay Mann is published today. We published a review of the issue – and the series as a whole – here. We looked at what this may mean for Poison Ivy here. How the Wally West solution felt a little familiar, here. And how the Doctor Magnus […]
With Doomsday Clock #10, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank published by DC Comics, the purpose of Nathaniel Dusk becomes clear. It plays the role of the Black Freighter in Watchmen, it is a fictional world defined by a real world, also a timeline that stays fixed. A beginning, a […]
Catwoman is known for blurring the lines between hero and villain, but could she be responsible for the deaths of ten girls? A preview of Catwoman Annual #1, in stores on Wednesday, makes a case, as an interview with a witness reveals… And also that… Though it is, admittedly, possible that some exaggeration might be […]
Bleeding Cool reported over the weekend that Superman: Year One is meant to be in the same continuity as Dark Knight Returns and Batman Year One. But how will that affect the story, given that it is set at the beginning of Superman’s life? Well. It does a bit. Spoilers on, though only a little […]
Last week, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Tom King was to leave Batman with #85 rather than his planned #105 finale and continue his story in a truncated form in a Batman/Catwoman mini-series. But who is to follow him on the book with #86? Here are your runners and riders, all names that have […]