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.


Frankensteining DC Comics September 2019 Solicitations

Apex Lex Luthor Kicks Off DC Comics’ September 2019 Solicitations

It’s that time…. DC Comics’ September 2019 Solicitations. Year Of Villains, Hardcover Powers and Inferior Fives… LEX LUTHOR: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 written by JASON LATOUR art by BRYAN HITCH and ANDREW CURRIE cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Apex Lex has made his offer to the villains of the DC Universe…but has the super-powered evil […]

Watch the Trailer for Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s Superman: Year One

Watch the Trailer for Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s Superman: Year One

DC Comics has released a trailer for Superman: Year One, the upcoming comic from superstar creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. The Black Label comic takes Superman back to his youth in Kansas, described as the “definitive origin of Superman.” Watch the trailer below: From the creators behind The Dark Knight Returns and Kick-Ass […]

Frankensteining 12 of DC Comics September 2019 Solicitations

Frankensteining 12 of DC Comics September 2019 Solicitations

DC Comics have been laying a lot on the line this week almost as if they are about to run their entire September 2019 solicitations somewhere. For now, this is what we have, stitched together and appropriately, Frankenstein makes for one of the Frankensteined titles… THE RIDDLER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 written by MARK […]

Scott Snyder And The Dangers Of Populism

Scott Snyder, DC Comics and the Dangers Of Populism

Populism is the political word du jour. Even more than ‘du jour’ is. Credited with the election of Trump, the election of Jeremy Corbyn, the vote for Brexit, the vote for all manner of European and South American politicians, the likes of whom would normally be running second hand car dealerships and with Boris Johnson […]


So... What Happened to DC's Suicide Squad Comic Plans?

So… What Happened to DC’s Suicide Squad Comic Plans?

The best-laid plans of mice, men and DC Comics editorial staff aft gang agley. Once upon a time, Bleeding Cool reported that the Suicide Squad monthly series would be cancelled by DC Comics, to be relaunched spinning out of Heroes In Crisis, featuring a Wally West, imprisoned for the murders of the heroes in Sanctuary […]

American Vampire Moving From Vertigo to Black Label

American Vampire Moving From Vertigo to Black Label in 2020?

A few weeks ago, Bleeding Cool revealed the word that DC Comics was to shutter the Vertigo imprint. We stated that DC Comics believed that, rather than being the unifier of a certain approach, a brand that appealed to a new and distinct customer base and a marketing tool to increase the presence of certain […]

DC Gives Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero 6 More Issues

DC Gives Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero 6 More Issues

At Marvel Comics, the publishing strategy seems to be to launch a book as an ongoing series and then cancel it after 8-12 issues, making it effectively a mini-series. But DC Comics is trying the opposite approach, having launched Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero under “The Great One” Brian Bendis’s Wonder Comics vanity […]

So, DC Comics, What is 5G?

So, DC Comics, What is This 5G You Are Planning?

I don’t know what 5G is, I’m making that clear right now. It could be a codename. It could be the actual name. But it is something that is, or has, been planned at DC Comics at the upper creative and editorial echelons. It also shares a name with what has been dubbed as the […]

Riddler Butthurt He Didn't Get Lex Luthor's "Dark Gift" in Year of the Villain One-Shot

Riddler Butthurt By Lex Luthor for Year of the Villain in September

Lex Luthor is going around the DC Universe making “The Offer” to all of the best super-villains, and bestowing upon them “The Dark Gift,” which, yeah, we gotta admit, definitely sounds like he’s banging them. But actually, it’s about helping them reach their full villainous potential or something. There’s just one problem: one of the […]

DC Comics Publishes a Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy Series From September

Well Jody Houser is very happy… I SAID I HAD MORE COOL NEWS THIS WEEK! I’m writing a Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy limited series, spinning out of Heroes in Crisis! Drawn by @Adriana_Melo, with covers by @LaraWest and variants by @Artgerm! ❤️💚🖤💚❤️ https://t.co/RlVh2xduH7 — Jody Houser ✒️🗯️🎲 (@Jody_Houser) June 13, 2019 We have, in […]

10 DC Comics/Image Comics Crossovers That Will Never Happen

9 DC Comics/Image Comics Crossovers That Will Never Happen

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported on Rob Liefeld spilling secrets about a proposed DC Comics/Image Comics. We have put out a few feelers to get a better understanding of just what is being proposed, when, and for how long it’s been talked about, but I couldn’t help but think of some potential crossovers between DC […]

Dan DiDio Has a New Cover for Frank Miller's Superman: Year One

Dan DiDio Reveals a New Cover for Frank Miller’s Superman: Year One

Dan DiDio, DC Comics publisher, posted a random titbit on Facebook, stating, It’s that time of day for “Random stuff on desk that makes me happy.” And in doing so, showing off a previously unseen cover to Superman: Year One by Frank Miller, John Romita, Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair. It shows the young Clark […]

Details on Jimmy Olsen, Doom Patrol Event Leviathan #2 Returnability

Details on Jimmy Olsen, Doom Patrol Event Leviathan #2 Returnability

Bleeding Cool reported previously that DC Comics would be making Doom Patrol: The Weight Of The World #1 and Jimmy Olsen, Superman’s Friend #1 returnable – and that DC intended to do the same for Event Leviathan #2 as they had for #1. We now have the details for both. Jimmy Olson, Superman’s Friend #1 […]



Injustice: Gods Amongst Us Comic Used to Smuggle Crystal Meth into Australia

DC Comics Used to Smuggle Crystal Meth into Australia

Australian comic book writer Tom Taylor wrote the successful line of comic books loosely based on the DC Comics game Injustice: Gods Among Us for many years. So maybe he might feel a small sense of pride at this one. As reported by local news station ABC, police have shut down a drug smuggling operation […]

Scott Snyder Brings Back The Justice Society of America

Scott Snyder Brings Back The Justice Society of America in September

As Bleeding Cool told you, the Justice Society of America and the Legion Of Super-Heroes were meant to be off the table while they were revcived in Geoff Johns‘ Doomsday Clock, after being teased in both DC Universe Rebirth and The Button. But excessive lateness on the part of Doomsday Clock saw DC creators told […]