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.


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, […]





President Trump Talk Wonder Woman in Doomsday Clock #11

The Fate of President Donald Trump in Doomsday Clock #11… (Spoilers)

You may not see his face. But his speech patterns are unmistakable. Donald Trump as President Of The United States during Doomsday Clock, and praising Wonder Woman’s efforts against the now-superpowered state of Kahndaq under Black Adam. And the ‘vey bad metahumans’. To be fair, you have to give him credit for getting the last […]


On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

It was the story that saw Batman #77 blow out of the doors the other week, as Tom King, Mikel Janin and Tony Daniel told a story in which Damian Wayne entered the boundaries of Gotham, despite the warnings that Bane would kill Alfred Pennyworth if any of the Batfamily did so. Which lead to […]

DC Comics Oppose Trademarks From Lawyers, Blockchain, Chefs and NetEase

DC Comics Oppose Trademarks From Lawyers, Blockchain, Chefs and NetEase

Darnell Ferguson, aka Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson of Louiseville, Kentucky, is trying to trademark his Superhero Chefs logo for ‘Restaurant services; Restaurant and cafe services; Catering services; Food and drink catering; Restaurant and hotel services’. But DC Comics lawyers suggest he may have bitten off more than he can chew. It may be noted that […]

Could This Be Your New Batman – Luke Fox? And the Death Of Bruce Wayne?

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics was going to replace Bruce Wayne as Batman in the summer of 2020, in a storyline running into 2021. Our only clue, then at least, was that the replacement would be a black man. And that it wasn’t Duke, The Signal. We suggested possibilities such as Batwing and […]


EXCLUSIVE Deathstroke #47 Preview

Motorcycle Murder on Lovers Lane in this EXCLUSIVE Deathstroke #47 Preview

Deathstroke #47 is in stores next week from DC Comics, by the creative team of Christopher Priest, Fernando Pasarin, and Cam Smith. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those websites to fuel the click-driven 24-hour comics news cycle. But at what cost?! At what […]


EXCLUSIVE Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3 Preview

A 2031 Facsimile Edition in This EXCLUSIVE Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3 Preview

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3 is in stores next week from DC Comics, by the creative team of Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert, Steve Orlando, and Evan Shaner. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those websites to fuel the click-driven 24-hour comics news […]

EXCLUSIVE The Green Lantern #11 Preview

Planetary MURDER in this EXCLUSIVE The Green Lantern #11 Preview

Green Lantern #11 is in stores next week from DC Comics, by the creative team of Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those websites to fuel the click-driven 24-hour comics news cycle. But at what cost?! At what cost?! In […]

EXCLUSIVE Batman Vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1 Preview

Batman vs. Animal Cruelty in this EXCLUSIVE Batman Vs. Ra’s Al Ghul #1 Preview

Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul is in stores next week from DC Comics, by Neal Adams. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those websites to fuel the click-driven 24-hour comics news cycle. But at what cost?! At what cost?! In these darkest of times, […]

EXCLUSIVE DCeased: A Good Day to Die #1 Preview

Apokolips Now in this EXCLUSIVE DCeased: A Good Day to Die #1 Preview

DCeased: A Good Day to Die #1 is in stores next week from DC Comics, by the creative team of Tom Taylor, Laura Braga, Darick Robertson, and more, spinning out of the popular DC Zombies series, DCeased. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those […]

EXCLUSIVE Lois Lane #3 Preview

Who’s in Chicago This Weekend Ahead of AEW All Out? EXCLUSIVE Lois Lane #3 Preview

Lois Lane #3 is in stores next week from DC Comics, by the creative team of Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins. Each week, DC Comics distributes so-called EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews to their compliant media partner websites, feeding content to those websites to fuel the click-driven 24-hour comics news cycle. But at what cost?! At what cost?! […]