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.


Shazam! Jiggles Around Geoff Johns and Jeff Loveness Issues

Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham Finale on Shazam! Gets Shuffled

The following issues of Shazam! have shifted contents from their original solicitations. Originally the long-delayed Shazam! #12 from DC Comics looked like this: SHAZAM! #12 (RES) (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham Revealing his devious plans, Mr. Mind attacks Billy Batson and the entire Shazam family! Pushed to the limit by a fierce battle against […]

Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a Graphic Novel

Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel

In what seems a little bit like the night of the long knives, DC Comics has decided that the issue of the Sandman Presents: Lucifer comic published in March before the shutdown, will be the series final ongoing issue. Instead, the unpublished #19 to #24 by Dan Watters and Sebastian Fiumara will now be published […]

DC Comics To Publish House Of Whispers Final Issues Digital-Only

More cancellations to come. DC Comics has told retailers that they have decided to no longer publish the Sandman Presents series, House of Whispers, by Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike "Domo" Stanton in print. The most recent issue #20, that was published on May 27th, will be its last – though this wasn't mentioned in the […]

Retailers Get Exclusive Covers For Harley Quinn #75 and Joker War.

Thank FOC It's Friday and Batman #93 is Up For FOC

Welcome to Thank FOC It's Friday (mostly) every Friday and planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off. Of course, in these times, so much of this is up in the air.  There's a lot of product coming through that needs adjusting. Because this represents the comic book industry returning to […]

Omnibus, Deluxe and More Big Books From DC Comics

Crisis and Companions, DC Comics Omnibus and More Big Books in 2021

When we last looked at DC Big Books and saw the Art Of Jim Lee Vol 2 hardcover, it was scheduled for this November. It has now been delayed a further ten months to September 2021. While the Hercules Unbound hardcover planned for December, has been rescheduled for June 2021. And previously reported Time Warp […]

Beast Boy Loves Raven Graphic Novel by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

SCOOP: Beast Boy Loves Raven Graphic Novel by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo had the best selling book from the Zoom/Ink graphic novel line with Teen Titans: Raven, hitting the bookstore bestseller lists and the first to get a sequel in Teen Titans: Beast Boy, soon to be published, then collected together in hardcover. But it appears there is a third chapter on […]

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DC Comics and All WarnerMedia Employees Working From Home Till 2021

Earlier today, I was told that e-mails went out to DC Comics Burbank employees working from home this week, telling them to expect to continue to do so for at least the rest of the year. I am now told the memo went out to all WarnerMedia employees. DC Comics' offices in Burbank, part of […]

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Mindless Speculation: Will Punchline Kill Harley Quinn in August?

Harley Quinn's final issue of her monthly series will be published in August with #75. An unusual time to cancel such a book which is certainly one of DC Comics' better-selling titles, and featuring a character who just had a movie out. It certainly has come to some as a surprise, such as variant cover […]

Strange Adventures Tops Advance Reorders

Strange Adventures #2 Tops Advance Reorders

Advance Reorders are back – we haven't had this column for a month, but the Diamond stats are in as retailers are starting to up their orders on FOC. Because DC Comics set everyone's Diamond orders to zero, this is still mostly a DC order column and shows you what retailers are ordering from Diamond […]

Whatever Happened to John Ridley's Other History Of The DC Universe?

Whatever Happened to John Ridley's Other History Of The DC Universe?

In January 2018, as part of Black History Month, DC Comics held a DC in DC event at the Newseum. The highlight being their "The Many Shades of Heroism: DC Heroes Through the African-American Lens" panel which included the announcement by John Ridley of his new comic book for DC, The Other History Of The […]

He-Man And The Masters Of The Multiverse

Diversity Lessons in He-Man And The Masters Of The Multiverse

Tim Seeley and Tom Derenick have been taking He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe on a DC Comics multiversal journey, not so much crossing over with DC Comics characters, as concepts, such as Crisis On infinite Earths, with multiple He-Man worlds colliding.  The final issue does it's best to lay out the final stage […]

How The Justice League Really Despise Each Other

How The Justice League Really Despise Each Other (Spoilers)

Last month saw the release of Justice League #44 from Robert Venditti and Xermanico, which saw the Justice League influenced to reveal their innermost resentments towards each other. And like a celebration of Festivus, they call come to the fore, courtesy of The Spectre going wild with his spirit of vengeance stuff. With each member […]

Lots of DC, Ludocrats, & Red Sonja? The Back Order List 5/20/2020

The Back Order List 5/20/2020: Lots of DC, Ludocrats, and Red Sonja

Every week, starting again this last week, your Local Comic Book shop, hopefully, got in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and […]

DC Comics Cancels Orders for Warren Elli and Ramon Villalobos' Wildcats #1-3

Could Warren Ellis's Wildcats Still Be A Thing? "Never Say Never…"

In August, Bleeding Cool ran the story that the planned Wildcats comic book by Warren Ellis, Ramon Villalobos and Tamra Bonvillain, based on DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee's original series and a follow-up to Warren Ellis' The Wild Storm two-year series – was no longer happening as planned. It had been taken off the schedules, retailer orders cancelled, with a […]

USC Retailers, Don't Sell Stejpan Sejic's Aquaman #59 Yet - Too Late?

UCS Retailers, Don't Sell Stjepan Sejic's Aquaman #59 Yet – Too Late?

With UCS Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution and Diamond Comic Distribution all distributing DC Comics products to comic book stores right now, there is likely to be some market disparity with books arriving through one distributor at a different schedule to the other. We'd noted that Diamond Comic Distributors had reported late titles, with Lunar having […]

No Improvement In DC Comics' #ConnnectedTogether Messages

Last week, Bleeding Cool pointed out that the #ConnectedTogether message running in all DC's comic books that week, featuring Superman in his Fortress Of Solitude, and suggested that readers stay stronger together by staying apart, in their own similar Fortresses of Solitude, full of with portals to other worlds, alien races in zoos, technology from […]

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo's Teen Titans Get Hardcovers

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo was a smash hit original graphic novel for DC Comics last year. The best-selling of all the what-once-were Ink or Zoom OGNs intended for younger readers in bookstore and bookfair markets, it made the booksale charts, and burned through a number of printings. It was, to […]

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

It was this time last year that Bleeding Cool first told you that Tom King was being booted from Batman with #85. Then that he would continue what would have been his run until around Batman #105 with a 12 issue series, Batman/Catwoman, drawn by Clay Mann. This was later all confirmed and scheduled for […]

What Was All That About Batman Sitting Down?

What Was All That About Batman Sitting Down in Harley Quinn S02E05?

Harley Quinn season 2 episode 5 got plenty of comments for a) being basically an adult Batman cartoon and b) parodying the audience of barely Quinn – especially those who hate watch it, but one moment from the final act (video below) got me giggling the most. It was the freaking-out Jim Gordon meeting the […]

That New DC Comics Origin For The Joker in Walmart Batman Giant #5

Last week we talked about how the new Batman Giant #5, in Walmarts as of last weekend, was promising a new origin of The Joker. Now, I am far, far away from the nearest Walmart, and there is no sign of Batman Giant #5 coming to comic book stores, or even digital comics, any time […]