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.
Tom King is the current writer on DC Comics’ Batman comic. He is writing the New Gods movie for Warner Bros, has recently come off on DC’s big 2019 event Heroes In Crisis, wrote the award-winning Mister Miracle for DC and The Vision for Marvel and now has Strange Adventures lined up from DC, which […]
It does seem slightly ironic that DC Comics trashed an entire print run for Superman #14 for reasons they won’t admit to. And now, since it features the return of the Legion Of Super-Heroes, taking it back for a second printing. Or, rather, a third printing. The original, recalled and pulped printing, just sold for […]
The dancing around of the art credits on Wonder Woman continues. Previously, Bleeding Cool had reported that Jesus Merino was to draw Wonder Woman #77, which he did. But also that he was solicited to draw #76, #78 and #79, and those credits changed. So we had Wonder Woman #76 by Lee Barnett, and# 78, […]
DC Comics PR has given their media partner ScreenRant the word that DC Comics don’t have quite enough money right now. Hence why we are getting an Apex Lex vs The Batman Who Laughs thing. And having writer James Tynion IV talk about what his plans with Scott Snyder and Josh Williamson have been. One […]
Today’s Year Of The Villain special by Mark Russell, Scott Godlewski, Marissa Louise and Travis Lanham looks like it was one of the final titles edited by Molly Mahan before she left to be Senior Narrative Editor at Riot Games in Los Angeles. But she seems to have left quite the change behind her. The […]
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 […]