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.
Four comic books are published by DC Comics tomorrow that, any other week, would be the best-selling comic of the week. None of them are Batman. And each represent one of the main four power houses, currently at work within DC Comics, at war with each other, divided against each other, trying to get the […]
Bleeding Cool reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 earlier today. In this preview for Wednesday’s release by Tom King and Clay Mann, you can see a few of the items we mentioned. The sky scene for Heroes In Crisis. The impending death of Wally West. Heroes coming to save the day in a fashion we think […]
I don’t just spend my days comparing DC Comics to episodes of Doctor Who. Because with Batman: The Last Knight On Earth out this Wednesday, Scott Snyder started a very long time ago… Now, Scott Snyder first wrote Batman on the Detective Comics title. It went well. With the New 52, he took the main […]
Heroes In Crisis #9 by Tom King and Clay Mann is published on Wednesday. This is intended to be a non-spoilery review – if you want spoilers and wish to read behind the lines, you will find some of what you seek here. This series has been a hard comic book for many to love, […]
In three week’s time, we get the launch of Superman: Year One by Frank Miller, John Romita Jr and Danny Miki, from DC Comics. Yesterday we mentioned that though this series is intended to be out of continuity, be in continuity with Dark Knight Returns, Dark Knight Strikes Again, Dark Knight III: The Master Race […]
More Fun Comics, originally titled New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine, or New Fun Comics, was an American comic book anthology that ran from 1935–1947, introduced several major superhero characters and was the first American comic-book series to feature solely original material rather than reprints of newspaper comic strips. It was also the first publication […]
Batman Creature Of The Night is a prestige mini-series that has been a long time coming from Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon. The first issue came out in late November 2017, intended to be a companion piece to Batman: Secret Identity. Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real […]
No more delays. No more rescheduling. It’s actually happening. Unless a large tanker truck hits the skids and plummets off a mountain range, this coming Wednesday will finally see the release of the long-delayed-and-frequently-rescheduled Doomsday Clock #10, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen published by DC Comics. Here’s a full coloured page by Geoff Johns, Gary […]
In DC’s recent August 2019 solicitations, they listed the Watchmen International New Edition as a hardcover for $24.99. Rather, it was meant to be in paperback. And rather that $24.99 or the previous price for the paperback, $19.99, it will now be $29.99 – a 50% increase and $10 more than the previously listed price. […]
In the latest in a series of collection cancellations, DC Comics has decided to cancel the Challengers Of The Unknown by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale collection that would have collected eight issues of their series together. They’ve also cancelled the new edition of the Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes collection by Dennis O’Neil […]
DC Comics has chosen that the one title it will be offering for retailer exclusive covers for August will be the launch issue of Batman/Superman #1 by Josh Williamson and David Marquez. While Marvel offers a handful that are rarely taken up, DC Comics usually offers one or two every one or two months, […]
Earlier today, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Tom King’s Batman run will end at issue 85, with King being removed from the title by DC Comics, not by his own choice. The news is shocking not only because King has long said his run will be 100 issues long, but also because he only […]
Earlier today, with great personal regret, Bleeding Cool ran the story that writer Tom King was being dropped by DC Comics from the Batman twice-monthly comic book. I wasn’t happy, I’m still not. I am getting more information as to how this all may be going down, which I will share once it coagulates into […]
Bleeding Cool has been informed by multiple senior industry sources that the current writer of DC Comics’ twice-monthly leading title Batman, Tom King, is to leave the series with issue 85 – and that this was not his decision. King retains an exclusive contract with DC Comics and will likely be working on other projects […]
Forgive me if I don’t provide a link. As the Encylopaedia Dramatica defines the 12chan message board, thus: 12chan is similar to 4chan in that it is a group that trades objectionable pictures and material; however, 12chan takes it one step further. It is used as a place where all the material that is illegal […]
Kate Spencer dons her Manhunter costume for the first time since DC Rebirth started in this preview of Action Comics #1011. We just wish it were under better circumstances. It seems the police believe Spencer is responsible for the recent attacks on the DC Universe’s clandestine organizations, and Maggie Sawyer leads a strike team to […]
In the future world of Batman Beyond, Bruce Wayne no longer has to be Batman. And, in fact, he cannot be. But does he have to be totally useless? Apparently so, as we see in this preview of Batman Beyond #32. Batman is seconds from death, unable to breathe thanks to a gravity generator… But […]
As it turns out, removing all of the inhibitions of an entire town of people and mystically encouraging them to act on all their secret desires can have some unintended consequences. One of those consequences is an angry mob of humans accosting Wonder Woman and Atlantiades with violence on their minds, as we see in […]
Sinestro probably misses the good old days, when all he needed to do to defeat a Green Lantern was poke them with a yellow pencil, or min-conjure up a yellow horse and lance to joust against Hal. Now, he’s running errands for Lex Luthor, picking on old gods, and weilding a new power ring that […]
Roman Sionis has been aiming for bigger and better things, moving from caper to caper looking for that perfect score. That’s a lot of ambition for someone who was dropped on his head at birth- but you know what they say about going bigger and better, right? This August, the Black Mask will be shooting […]