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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Harley Quinn is already getting one slightly-mature reader book for Black Label with Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity by Kami Garcia, Mike Mayhew and Mico Suayan. And now she and the Joker are getting another, And a brand new origin for new comic Harleen by Sunstone star Stjepan Šejić. As she attempts to cure the Joker. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
Batgirl #36, solicited by DC Comics and Diamond Comic Distributors for the 26th of June has slipped only a week, but seeing it shift into a new calendar month for the 3rd of July. It is accompanied by a most unusual chipping change, however, as Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #3 slips in the other […]
Doomsday Clock #9, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is getting a second printing from DC Comics for July 10th – a month ahead of the relese of Doomsday Clock #11, August 14th. Sonata #1 by David Hine, Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke published by Image is getting a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lex Luthor is convening the Interdimensional Council of Lexes in an upcoming Year of the Villain one-shot in September. Jason Latour, Bryan Hitch, and Andrew Currie will create a one-shot, Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain #1, in which Lex takes a travels the multiverse and meets interesting other Lex Luthors… and then destroys them?! […]
Bleeding Cool told you a few weeks ago that Wally West would be getting his own solo book spinning out of Heroes In Crisis. And so it has come to pass. And from a familiar team as well. Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, who launched the new Teen Titans series for DC’s New […]