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.
In the world of Watchmen – and its unauthorised sequels – America won the war in Vietnam, courtesy of Dr Manhattan at the behest of President Richard Nixon. So much so, that Vietnam became a full member of the United States Of America, the 51st state – and its citizens could vote in American elections. […]
In an interview with AIPT Comics, Scott Snyder was asked about a potential sequel to Death Metal – or a threequel to Metal – with Greg Capullo. He replied "I'm not lying when I say it has not crossed my mind about doing a third one. Just because Greg and I have a creator-owned we're […]
DC Comics continues to build on the Future State momentum this month as four more of their titles are going back to press for new, second printings, Future State: Green Lantern #1, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1, Future State: Justice League #1 and Future State: Robin Eternal #1. All four will feature new covers […]
Bleeding Cool has been covering the effects of Donald Trump on the comic book world and industry. On his final day in the role of President Of The United States, we take a look back at both the lead-up to the election, his Presidency, the cultural reflection and refraction, the actions of Marvel chair, personal […]
Okay, so that wasn't The Sewer King being Jokerised at the end of Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King and Clay Mann. Trying to read too many possibilities. It was the Joker disguising himself as such, ahead of Catwoman's visit. Makes more sense of the colour scheme I guess. And six weeks later we get a […]
On December 17th, Bleeding Cool looked at gossip that The Authority were to return to DC Comics after we got the tipoff that a) The Authority would be mentioned in an upcoming comic and b) Apollo would return as well as Midnighter and Grifter from the Wildstorm universe. Whether their appearance in a Superman comic would lead […]
Today's The Next Batman #2 goes to the near future of Gotham by also bringing back something from its past. As the superhero speakeasy of Gotham, hidden from the prying eyes of The Magistrate, and run by one Slam Bradley. A senior executive at DC Comics once shared with me that they had no idea […]
In The Next Batman #1, we discovered that the Fox family in the future-ish Batman have a rather complex life. Lucius Fox, owner of the Wayne fortune has designed the technology behind The Magistrate, the Peacekeepers and the Cybers. The technology that holds Gotham in a fascist grip, taking down any masked vigilantes with a […]
The final page of Watchmen sees Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk meet up again, after learning, courtesy of Rorschach that Eddie Blake, The Comedian has been murdered, setting off the whole Watchmen storyline. But it also involves the pair reminiscing about Rorschach and their own superheroic lives, and shows the kind of contrast between the […]
Back in November, the DC Comics Future State preview book revealed the full DC Future State timeline and what book goes where. It didn't get a lot of play, but now seems the perfect time to reel it out again, letting us know which book goes where. And Bleeding Cool cut them up and put […]
Bleeding Cool has pointed out that DC Comics appears to be moving closer to an anthology model of publishing. Both in Future State and the comics to follow, there is a definite switch from a 20 pages-for-$3.99 model to a 60 pages-for-$7.99 price point. This is more like European publishing model for the newsstand. It […]
This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what is known as the "Wednesday Warriors", those who can't wait till the weekend to get this week's comics. Though thanks to DC, Tuesday Titans too. If any other […]
There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]
Infinite Frontier #0 is out the first week of March (and probably leaked at the end of February) setting up all that is to come for the DC Comics semi-relaunch that month. And we are starting to get a little idea of how it might look. Todd Nauck writes "I am drawing the STARGIRL story […]
Hero Collector, like last month, is early off the blocks for April 2021 solicitations through Diamond Comic Distributors. With a bunch of DC Comics hardcover graphic novels and Marvel Movie figurines. #145 – Aquaman: Time and Tide RRP: €16.99/£11.99 (not US available) SKU: DCGUK145, Barcode: 977205437358445 Format: Hardcover; Print Spec: 175 x 260mm Author(s): Peter David […]
DC Comics has issues details of the comic books that will be made available for retailer exclusive covers for April 2020. To get an exclusive retailer cover from Marvel or DC, shops, shows or creators have to order a minimum of 3000 copies, with subsequent variants of the variant at 1500 and 1000. They pay […]
Hermes Press is to publish the DC Comics' runs of The Phantom by the likes of Peter David, Joe Orlando, Mark Verhiden and Luke McDonnell, in three volumes, beginning in May. There are discounts for direct preorders as well. The Phantom was first published as a daily newspaper strip by Lee Falk in February 1936, a […]
Future State: Green Lantern #1 is a book that takes the term "future state" very seriously; things have gone outrageously wrong for the 7,200 members of the intergalactic law enforcement organization. In the very near future, the central power battery that gives the Green Lanterns their light … goes dark. Not for a few minutes, […]
Rorschach is the latest unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, by Tom King and Jorge Fornes, published by DC Comics. In the first issue of the series, we heard a cassette tape based on a real-life seance event, with Frank Miller, Otto Binder and Randy Cox – with the addition of a fictional Wil Myerson. In Rorschach, […]
We knew that the new Green Lantern series written by Geoffrey Thorne for DC Infinite Frontier in April from DC Comics would feature John Stewart prominently. It's just not the only Lantern. Obviously not Hal Jordan, Geoff Thorne is not a masochist. But it is also worth noting that the series was announced at CCXP […]