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.



'The Flash #68': Jesse James Brings Smiles to Central City

‘The Flash #68’: James Jesse Brings Smiles to Central City

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, […]


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Where is Lois Lane in Superman’s Future? Justice League #21 Final Page Spoilers

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 […]

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WonderCon 19: DC Comics Announces Entire Digital Comics Library Added to Service

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. […]


Doomsday Clock Collection Scheduled For November, Hopefully

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 […]


Changed Covers For DC’s Black Canary: Ignite and Superman Of Smallville

  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 Reboots Swamp Thing as Swamp Kid

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 […]

Ridley Pearson’s Super Son Sequel – The Foxglove Mission

  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 […]

Amy Wolfram Writes New DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novel – At Metropolis High

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 […]

Superman: Year One by Frank Miller and John Romita Gets a Cover

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 Repackages Blue Beetle and Question Comics as ‘The Road to Watchmen’

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 #66 Sees Jorge Fornes Do His Very Best David Mazzuchelli (Preview)

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 […]

The Strangest Detective Comics #1000 Variant Cover Yet

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 […]

Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch – Reuniting on Batman?

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 […]