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 Giant Volume 2 #5 Cover

The Walmart Report: Is the DC Giants Line Done?

Most comic book shops are reopening or attempting to reopen, and we are the cusp of an actual (mostly) typical comic book month in June.  There will be reduced releases from all publishers, as the printing of new comics gets back to normal, and Diamond ratchets back up distribution.  DC, by circumventing Diamond for several […]

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Constantine Can See His Own Pencils (Justice League Dark #22 Spoilers)

I am a sucker for when comic books reveal that they are comic books. Yesterday in Action Comics #1022 saw Superman and his Superfriends come to terms with their own reality being rebooted a few times. People seemed to really like it – or at least, really like talking about it. And while yesterday's Hellblazer: […]

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – Superman and the Nail

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – Superman and The Nail

On the evening of June 2nd, 1932, the father of a young Jewish immigrant collapsed during a late-night robbery at his thrift store. His son, inspired by his own helplessness, went on to create arguably one of the most influential superheroes in history; a man immune to bullets and the ability to stop any crime […]

John Constantine Vs Racist Ghosts in Hellblazer #6 (Spoilers)

"John Constantine is a Virus" – Hellblazer #6 (Spoilers)

It was meant to come out in April, but then stuff happened. But this issue of John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 dealing with a preponderance of mystery deaths in a hospital, suffering under pressure is sadly as relevant now as it would have been back in April. But it also gets a lot more relevant due […]

Today More DC Comics Characters Realise They Were Rebooted (Spoilers)

More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)

Today (or tomorrow depending) sees the release of Action Comics #1022 by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Danny Miki, Brad Anderson and Dave Sharpe. It's been a while since #1021. Previously, Superman had revealed that he was Clark Kent, Lois Lane had written a revelation that the Daily Planet's owner was a gangster, head of […]

The Backorder List 5/27/2020: Venom #25, Venom #25, & Venom #25

The Back-Order List 5/27/2020: Venom #25 and Not Much Else

Every week your Local Comic Book shop, hopefully, gets 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 let Diamond know they need […]

DC Comics to Publish Ridley Pearson's Indestructibles Graphic Novels

DC Comics to Publish Ridley Pearson's Indestructibles Graphic Novels

Suspense and thriller novelist Ridley Pearson is writing a new original graphic novel trilogy, The Indestructibles, drawn by Berat Pekmezci, coming from DC Comics in August next year. The middle-grade graphic novels will follow a 12-year-old boy, who manifests an inexplicable power after entering a wildfire on a heroic mission; alongside new friends with similar afflictions, […]

Batman: Gotham Nights #6 Review -- "Joker's Most Diabolical Scheme"

Batman: Gotham Nights #6 Review: The Joker's Most Diabolical Scheme

In another stunning triumph, this issue brings a surprising but wholly factual indictment of the Dark Knight Detective's defects in an unusually effective way. Shortly after the Batman's first year concludes, the criminal justice system is so overloaded with suspects that the government claims they need more prisons to keep up. Well, of course, that […]

Suicide Squad #5 Review -- "Real Steel In Its Spine"

Suicide Squad #5 Review: It Has Real Steel In Its Spine

With forceful characterization, dazzling visual choices, and real steel in its spine, there is a lot to like about the newly revitalized team's efforts here. Uneasy allies as some of the "traditional" Squad try to play nice with the vastly more powerful extrahumans who have a mission to fix what Task Force X breaks; there's […]

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

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 as an original graphic novel, which will sit alongside the other Lucifer volumes […]

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 […]