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.
DC Comics July solicitations launch the White Knight sequel series, Curse Of The White Knight by Sean Murphy, the new Bendis led titles, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, a couple of DC Ink/Zoom titles, Swamp Kid and a comics adaptation of the Nightwalker novel, the DC Walmart collections, Batman goes City Of Bane and the […]
The Flash is all smiles this week, as James Jesse, the original Trickster, is back and way more frightening than I remember. Joshua Williamson continues his stellar run on this title, and featuring classic Flash artist Scott Kolins on pencils, what more can you ask for? Williamson is clearly having a ball writing Jesse, […]
Ever since The Batman Who Laughs made his grand entrance in Dark Knights: Metal, one question has been on the mind of readers and Bat-Fans alike: How the hell does he see trough that visor of his? Well, thanks to issue four of The Batman Who Laughs, we now know: Turns out his visor is […]
Scott Snyder and Jorge Jiminez‘s Justice League are meeting their future counterparts (again) in today’s Justice League #21. It has already been revealed that the future Superman isn’t actually the future Superman, theirs was sidelined into a prison dimension, where he is unable to escape. And ha managed to trick the rest of the future […]
This evening at WonderCon, DC Comics has announced that their entire digital comics library will be added to its DC Universe Service. Subscribers to DC Universe will have access to 80 years worth of comics for no extra charge, meaning that for only $7.99 you can read from DC’s humble beginnings through Crisis to Rebirth. […]
There’s a bunch of big books coming through from DC Comics towards the end of the year Absolutes, Omnibuses, Deluxes and the like… here are a few of them from the final quarter. Absolute Art of Adam Hughes $75 20 oz | 12 per carton On sale Nov 19, 2019 | 368 Pages | 978-1-4012-9491-5 […]
If DC Comics are repackaging Blue Beetle and Question comics as The Road To Watchmen, then this must be the Defenestration To The Street Below Watchmen. We have the solicitation for the Doomsday Clock collection for November. Which gives you a timeframe for when the final three issues of this unauthorised Watchmen sequel currently being […]
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is currently planned for February in 2020. But it looks as if before then, DC Comics is to publish new tie-in comic books to the movue and get them out in a trade paperback well in time for that release. New stories? Repurposed older […]
This was the released cover for the upcoming DC Ink graphic novel Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee… But it looks like they’ve gone for a different take for the final version. And more of a yellow colour scheme… Looks a more secure seating position, certainly. Less likely to fall off […]
Kirk Scroggs is the writer and illustrator of the Snoop Troop books, It Came From Beneath the Playground and Attack of the Ninja Potato Clones, as well as the two series Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet and Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features. And he is the latest recruit by DC Comics for their kids line […]
Super Sons: The Polar Shield project by Ridley Pearson and Ileana Gonzalez is out in April from DC’s new kids imprint, Zoom. Featuring Damian Wayne, son of Batman, Jonathan Kent, son of Superman and original character Candace. But Bleeding Cool has the scoop on its sequel, cover and solicitation from the same creative team. Welcome […]
Bleeding Cool has details of three new DC Super Hero Girls books out later this year. There are two novels by Erica David out on September 3rd,Fierce Competition!and Party Crashers! with the following solicits. When an athletic competition with the school’s super-villains gets way out of hand, young Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl team up with […]
We have a cover and a date for the collection of the delayed Frank Miller and John Romita Black Label series, Superman: Year One. And it’s November. Which, if they keep to that schedule, means DC should be soliciting the first issue in June… Here’s the solicitation and the cover to follow. Remember, Frank Miller, […]
DC Comics continue to squeeze blood out of a stone regarding Watchmen. The twelve-issue comic book by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and Jeremy Higgins was published in 1986. And right now, DC Comics has versions in paperback, hardcover and digital, international edition in paperback, hardcover and digital without a smiley face on the cover, deluxe […]
Batman in the Justice League. It’s never going to be easy. Surrounded by demi-gods, when all he has is a grappling hook and a plan. And it turns out that he’s usually making it up as he goes along anyway. Barry Allen knows the truth… Today is full of Batman’s own doubts. Justice League #19 […]
Doomsday Clock, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, is set in the near-future of the DC Universe. It had a choppy beginning gettibg the dates straight, but it is meant to be happening sometime later in 2019. Today’s Doomsday Clock #9 sees the gathering of superheroes take a daytrip to Mars to confront Dr Manhattan. So […]
Today sees the long-awaited publication of Doomsday Clock #9 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen published by DC Comics. Set in the very near future of the DC Comics universe, Donald Trump is still very much in office as President of the USA and is being presented with the series […]
Here’s a preview of Batman #66, published this coming Wednesday by DC Comics and drawn by Jorge Fornes, even as he dives deep into David Mazzuchelli, as The Question questions Selina Kyle, revisting their crossed-continuity accounts of Batman meeting Catwoman. Ah yes, I remember it well… Ah yes, I remember it well… He notes, she […]
We called this Detective Comics #1000 variant cover the laziest possible. Scorpion Comics must have looked at that and said ‘hold my tequila’. Because this is the front to one of their retailer exclusive variant covers. And this is the back cover. Seriously. It is the Black Blank Sketch Variant, Intended, like the Blank Sketch Variant for […]
So. An hour ago, Bleeding Cool ran an unaired clip from tomorrow night’s The Jonathan Ross Show, in which Bryan Hitch got to meet Samuel L Jackson, the man he made Nick Fury in The Ultimates all of seventeen years ago. Hell, we’ll run it again below, it’s a really cool clip, and Brie Larson […]