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.


Marvel and DC Comics Further Printings for Spider-Man, Avengers and Teen Titans: Raven

Marvel, DC and Vault Further Printings for Spider-Man, Avengers, Teen Titans: Raven and Plot

A few more printing updates… Amazing Spider-Man #30, part of the Absolute Carnage crossover, is getting a second printing. As is Avengers #24, the first printings of which were published this past week. And there are further printings for Marvel collections, Hulk: Planet Hulk Prelude, Marvel Superhero Adventures: To Wakanda And Beyond, Marvel Universe: The End, […]


Red Hood And The Outlaws Really Wants to Be The Men

Scott Lobdell Really Wants Red Hood’s Outlaws to Be the X-Men

The cover solicitation for Red Hood And The Outlaws #38 didn’t have any speech balloons on it. But the published one did. A phrase very familiar to mutant readers… …used over and over… …and over and over… …including a version popping up with similar effect in House Of X #1. The series has seen Jason […]

Tom King's Final Word on Batman in Next Month's Batman Annual

Tom King’s Final Word on Batman in Next Month’s Batman Annual

October 30th sees the publication of the Batman Annual #4 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes. And, with his final issue., Batman #85, staring at him on the December schedules, with Batman/Catwoman to run during 2020, nevertheless, King has something big to say about the upcoming annual, when asked if he wa working with Jorge […]

X-Men #1 Dominates Advance Reorders

X-Men #1 Dominates Advance Reorders

The launch of a new mutant era. X-Men #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu, and a plethora of variant covers has dominated the Advance Reorder chart this week, with only Spider-Man #2 and Something Is Killing The Children #2 poking its nose through. Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. […]

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Marvel and DC Now Have New Collective Nouns for Vampires – and Bats

Everyone loves a collective noun. So many tiny novelty Christmas books have been created cataloguing them all for people to read out in bored company. “Did you know that the collective noun for crows is a murder of crows?” “Yes, we know, we all know that, everyone knows that, pass the gin. Crows were thought […]




Hush Returns to Batman with Tom King and John Romita Jr?

Hush Returns to Batman with Tom King, John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson?

Hush, otherwise known as Tommy Elliot, is a Batman villain created by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee back in 2003. A childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, thy used to play strategy games and  Tommy taught Bruce to think like his opponents, to use their abilities against them in order to win. But driven by his […]

Will the Riddler be Batman's Big Bad in 2020?

Will the Riddler be Batman’s Big Bad in 2020?

Thanks to man-on-the-spot, Jack Tobias for this one. He’s also at the Batman Day event at Barnes & Noble at Union Square in New York, with Dan DiDio, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Brad Walker and Peter Tomasi. We’ve already heard about them announcing the new Batman ongoing series team of James Tynion IV, Tony […]


Proper Nightwing to Return in 2020 in James Tynion IV's Batman Run

Proper Nightwing to Return in 2020 in James Tynion IV’s Batman Run

Thanks to man-on-the-spot, Jonathan Sellers for this one. He’s at the Batman Day event at Barnes & Noble at Union Square in New York, with Dan DiDio, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Brad Walker and Peter Tomasi where he saw them announce the new Batman ongoing series team of James Tynion IV, Tony Daniel, Danni […]


Meet Osita, Lok, and Chaos Kitten, the New Members of DC's Suicide Squad

Meet Osita, Lok, and Chaos Kitten, the New Members of DC’s Suicide Squad

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo are relaunching Suicide Squad at DC Comics in December, a story Bleeding Cool told you about first after DC screwed up and published their press release before the EX-X-XCLUSIVE interview they had lined up with Sexy Dora the Explorer advocacy website THR. When we last checked in on how things […]

It's Official - Dan DiDio Confirms James Tynion IV as New Batman Writer in 2020

OFFICIAL – Dan DiDio Confirms James Tynion IV as New Batman Writer in 2020

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you that DC Comics would announce the new writer of their ongoing Batman comic book today, probably at the Barnes & Noble Union Square Batman Day event alongside Dan DiDio, Scott Snyder Brad Walker and Peter Tomasi. Then we told you it would be Justice League writer and former Detective Comics writer, […]

Back to Watchmen and Batman With Tom King

Back to Watchmen and Batman With Tom King

Tom King may have been fired from the main Batman book (whatever the official PR line may be) , finishing his planned run in the spinoff Batman/Catwoman mini-series (at the more traditional Tom King length of twelve issues). Well, in his final few issues, King may be revisiting the reality of the man who Bane […]

Batman #81 Loses Its Year Of The Villain Branding

Batman #81 Loses Its Year Of The Villain Branding

DC Comics is clearly worried about whether or not their comic books have “Year of the Villain” branding on their cover and whether it’s accurate or not. Which is why retailers have been told, in time for FOC and Batman Day, that the upcoming Batman #81 will no longer have DC’s Year Of The Villain […]

Dan Didio to Write Svengoolie Crossover for DC's October Comics

Dan Didio Finally Gives DC Fans the Crossover They Deserve

Readers who just can’t enough of the writing of DC Comics Publisher Dan Didio are in for a treat! Didio has teemed with artist Chris Jones to produce an 8-page crossover comic between the DC Universe and Chicago TV host Svengoolie. Didio was a fan of Svengoolie growing up and always wanted to put him […]