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.
Bleeding Cool put up the new DC Universe Timeline shown off at the DC Nation panel at New York Comic Con earlier today. It caused quite a fuss. Especially at DC Comics who didn’t realise this might happen quite so fast, I’m told. Anyway. And we got a closer look at each of the Generations. […]
The DC Nation Panel at New York Comic-Con saw the A-List creators of DC Comics chatting on stage with DC publisher Dan DiDio. All very jovial and entertaining, like hanging with old friends. Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Nora Jemisin, Tony Daniel, Tom King and more to chat about the line, As well as the new […]
The DC Nation Panel at New York Comic-Con saw the A-List creators of DC Comics chatting on stage with DC publisher Dan DiDio. All very jovial and entertaining, like hanging with old friends. Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Nora Jemisin, Tony Daniel, Tom King and more to chat about the line, But this also gave us […]
Ah, 2012. It was a simpler time. Donald Trump was the somewhat likeable host of reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. Avengers vs. X-Men seemed like the lowest Marvel could possibly sink in terms of character assassination of our beloved mutants. And a toaster that burned Rorschach’s mask into a piece of bread seemed like the […]
News of the release date for the Harley Quinn animated series on DC Universe simply not enough Harley Quinn for you? DC has got you covered, announcing a new four-issue mini-series launching in September by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey is billed as a sequel to Conner and […]
At New York Comic-Con’s World’s Finest panel and then on Twitter, DC Comics revealed a first look at the upcoming Strange Adventures by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Doc Shaner. First announced at San Diego Comic-Con, King expressed an interest in finally writing a story that wasn’t about PTSD, instead making it something that reflects […]
Revealed at DC’s Meet the Publishers panel at New York Comic Con today, DC Publisher Jim Lee and superstar writer Brad Meltzer will team up to produce a short story for upcoming DC War special. On Twitter, responding to a tweet from DC Editor Katie Kubert, superstar letterer Chris Eliopoulos revealed he will letter the […]
DC Comics is providing a limited edition hardcover collection of DCeased series that has been burning up the charts this year, for Local Comic Shop Day in November. However, they have told retailers that due to an error by Diamond Comic Distributors, all orders under the original JUL199163 code, that went to FOC last week, […]
It’s the most exciting part of any DC Comics launch promotion — the giving away of plastic rings. It’s happening again with the launch of Legion of Super-Heroes #1 on November 26th, as we previously knew. But we didn’t know what they would look like. Well, we knew what they would look like… Psst! Y’all […]
The final issue of DCeased is to be published later in the month. And it turns out readers will get a little more than they were expecting. Solicited as a 32-page title, usually indicating 20 pages of content, it will now be a 48-page title, indicating more like 28 pages of content. And still for […]
Batman Creature Of The Night is a prestige mini-series that has been a long time coming from Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon. The first issue came out in late November 2017, intended to be a companion piece to Batman: Secret Identity. Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save […]
This is how the solicitation to Batman Annual #4 ran, ahead of going on sale at the end of the month. BATMAN ANNUAL #4 written by TOM KING art by LEE WEEKS and JORGE FORNES cover by LEE WEEKS In this new annual, it’s two unique stories by BATMAN mastermind Tom King! First, King reteams […]
Joe Hill‘s new comic book series Basketful Of Heads (and it is all I have in me not to add a double L on the end of that first word) is the lead book in his pop-up imprint for DC Comics dubbed Hill House Comics. Drawn by Leomacs, with covers from Reiko Muramaki, as well […]
In today’s Legion Of Super-Heroes: Millennium, we see Rose/Thorn’s continuing immortal walk through a thousand years of DC Comics continuity to meet Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes. It is known as going to the long way round. But there is a short cut. It’s one that was taken by Booster Gold. Created by Dan […]
He does like to eke things out, doesn’t he, that Tom King. After issues of City Of Bane that were set in deserts, on mountaintops, or wandering along beaches clearing up stray continuity caught in the dunes, we actually get an issue of City Of Bane set in a city. And Gotham to boot. Bane […]
Batman #80 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Tom King, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles. We’ve got a preview below. And after a long time away, recovering with his bae Catwoman after being destroyed by his daddy issues, Batman is finally making his way back to Gotham […]
Legion of Super-Heroes Millennium #2 hits stores from DC Comics this week, by “The Great One” Brian Bendis, Nicola Scott, Jim Cheung, Jeff Dekal, and more. We’ve got a preview below. The comic takes us on a journey through the centuries of the DC Universe, leading up to the 31st century where the new Legion […]
DCeased #5 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Australia’s favorite son Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano, and more. We’ve got a preview below. And as this event reaches its penultimate issue, we find a world destroyed, its greatest heroes unable to save it. Despite all of their power, Washington, Baltimore, and […]
Lois Lane #4 is in stores this week from DC Comics, by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, and more. Can’t wait until tomorrow to get it in your hands? Well, this preview will have to tide you over. In which we find the titular Lois having a late-night meal with her son after an embarrassing shower […]
Green Lantern #12 is in stores tomorrow from DC Comics, by comics wizard Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp, Steve Oliff, and Tom Orzechowski. We’ve got a preview below. If you’ve been following the lunatic ravings of Morrison and Sharp, you know where this is headed. Things are not looking good for the Green Lantern Corps. […]