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.


Wonder Woman #77

The Fallout of [SPOILER]’s Death in this EXCLUSIVE Wonder Woman #77 Preview

Wonder Woman #77 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by the creative team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Jesus Merino. Later today, or maybe this weekend, or maybe early next week, DC Comics will hand an EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this comic to one of their compliant media partners, part of the […]


Flash #77

The Amazon is Burning in This EXCLUSIVE Flash #77 Preview

Flash #77 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by the creative team of writer Joshua Williamson and artists Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Scott Kolins. Later today, or maybe this weekend, or maybe early next week, DC Comics will hand an EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this comic to one of their compliant media partners, part of […]

Detective Comics #1010

The Batman Who Fell to Earth in This EXCLUSIVE Detective Comics #1010 Preview

Detective Comics #1010 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by the creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Christian Duce. Later today, or maybe this weekend, or maybe early next week, DC Comics will hand an EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this comic to one of their compliant media partners, part of the […]

Action Comics #1014

What’s Trending Besides Leviathan in This EXCLUSIVE Action Comics #1014 Preview

Action Comics #1014 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by the creative team of writer “The Great One” Brian Bendis and artist Szymon Kudranski. Later today, or maybe this weekend, or maybe early next week, DC Comics will hand an EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this comic to one of their compliant media partners, part […]


G. Willow Wilson Leaves Wonder Woman for Mystery Project as Steve Orlando Takes Over

G. Willow Wilson Leaves Wonder Woman for Mystery Project as Steve Orlando Takes Over

Last month, the DC Comics October solicitations, which solicited select books that would actually ship in November, showed that writer Steve Orlando would kick off a six-part story in Wonder Woman #82 with artist Jesus Merino, following Wonder Woman #81 by writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Xermanico. The solicitations seemed to imply that Wilson’s […]

Comic Stores to Get Free Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Special Edition Next Week

Comic Stores to Get Free Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Special Edition Next Week

Next week comic book stores see the launch of Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh, originally pushed as a DC Ink original graphic novel, now it’s just DC. Bookstores, on and off line, will have to wait another week. Retailers will also receive free Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Special Edition full-size promotional […]

The Daily LITG, 22nd August 2019, Three Bites of The Bat-Cherry

The Daily LITG, 22nd August 2019, Three Bites of The Bat-Cherry

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. As you can tell though, there was pretty much one story of note yesterday… with three bites of the cherry in the top ten. The 10 […]

LATE: Shazam #7 Now 14 Weeks Late

LATE: Shazam #7 Now 14 Weeks Late…

Another week, another schedule change. Three weeks ago, we reported that Shazam! #7 by Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham was to be to be published on the 4th of September rather than its original intended date of the 19th of June. Last week that it was to be rescheduled to the 18th of September, making […]

Kami Garcia's Teen Titans: Raven Gets a Third Printing

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo’s Teen Titans: Raven Gets a Third Printing

The bestselling young adult graphic novel by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, Teen Titans: Raven, continues to impress. According to a press release from DC on Wednesday, Teen Titans: Raven will go back to press for a third printing, just two months after being released in July. The success of the graphic novel is good […]


DC Comics Send Batman #76 and #77 Back For Second Printings

DC Comics Sends Batman #76 and #77 Back For Second Printings

In the light of the performance of Batman #77 on the aftermarket today, with mass sellouts and sales of up to $30 on eBay, DC Comics has decided to send Batman #77 – and #76 – back to the printing mills for second printings for both. Continuing the City Of Bane storyline, in which Bane […]


Catwoman Sings the Aria from Carmen Act 1, in Batman #77 Preview

Setting The Scene For The Magic Trick Of Batman #77 (Spoilers)

Did you get a copy of Batman #77? Did you pay cover price? Well done you. Because while copies are indeed selling on eBay for $30 and probably going north of that when the mainstream media kicks in, we’re just not buying it over here. You know, the big reveal. Or at least one of […]

Wednesday Comics

New Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Poster on Back of All DC Comics Today

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an upcoming Netflix series, a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, dropping on August 30th. The story follows three Gelflings—Rian, Brea and Deet—who inspire a rebellion against the Skeksis when they discover a horrifying secret behind their power that threatens their world of Thra. […]

Batman #77 Now Sells For Up to $30 on eBay Before Comic Stores Open

Batman #77 Sells For Up to $30 on eBay Before Comic Stores Have Even Opened

It’s all kicking off. Yesterday Bleeding Cool reported that because of some rather sensational spoilers that Bleeding Cool did its best to pragmatically row back on, it is currently becoming rather difficult to buy today’s Batman #77. Yesterday we reported that copies were selling for up to $7.50. But that was then. As of this […]

Batman #77 Doubles Its Price on eBay…

I’d like to think it’s because Catwoman sings Carmen. But no, it is for far more sensational spoilery reasons that it is currently becoming rather difficult to buy tomorrow’s Batman #77. Bleeding Cool has reported on just what has leaked – but also suggesting people hold their horses over what it means. Nevertheless, copies of […]

Catwoman Sings the Aria from Carmen Act 1, in Batman #77 Preview

Let’s leave the BIG BIG SPOILER of Batman #77 well alone shall we? Well alone. No need for that. Over the weekend, Bleeding Cool exclusively ran the first three pages of Batman #77, now DC Comics has released another two pages in a preview. Including Catwoman, in Paris, singing the Aria from Act I from […]

The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for The Walking Dead #192

WARNING – MAJOR SPOILER From Tomorrow’s Batman #77 Posted On Social Media

There’s a common method of illusion to control the position of the observer. Something seen from one angle may be very different when seen from another. It’s used in murder mysteries a lot as well, the accidental observer being something set up in advance, seeing the situation in a very particular and intended way that […]