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.
Almost a year ago now, Barnes & Noble was getting several exclusive DC hardcovers, at least one a month, if not more, as the 2019 Christmas season was coming. Then the pandemic shut that all down, as DC has put out one exclusive Hardcover through Barnes & Noble, Batman: Last Knight on Earth. Now timed […]
When the DC Universe App launched, streaming DC TV series and comic books, the biggest criticism it got was that it was USA-only. While Marvel Unlimited was international, the DC App wouldn't cross the border. So if you wanted to stream DC Comics titles digitally, you might find yourself using less legal options. But in […]
Bleeding Cool mentioned this was coming, and today's Catwoman #25 certainly confirms… some of it. But maybe not all. Maybe you have to read between the lines. We see the run-up in today's Batman #99, with Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler going to get their money – and Bruce Wayne's money – back from […]
Lex Luthor, the bad guy for ages until he saved the world and then became a hero, leading the Justice League alongside Superman until, while crossing the Source Wall, Luthor stings the Justice League in the back, and as the Source Wall breaks they ask why and he tells them "it's in my nature". That's […]
A few spoilers for Batman #99 but nothing too substantial. The Joker War sets itself up as the ultimate Batman Vs Joker battle, the one where the Joker knows who Batman is, and who all his family are, and targets them individually to get at Bruce Wayne. But what if it isn't the Batman's battle […]
Tom King gave us two deaths of Batman in his truncated 85 issue run – now intended to be completed almost as intended with the Batman/Catwoman. In Batman #5, with Dave Finch, he showed us Gotham Girl, mourning the loss of her brother from the future, but also stating that she kills Batman at some […]
So, there I am reading Batman #99 (and looks like one of those DC 2021 Spoilers has already come to fruition) and something occurs, that has been playing out in The Joker War crossover, just as Warner Bros announced that Wonder Woman will be delayed, again, to December 25th. Is this really the time for […]
Once upon a time, DC Comics was going to publish a series of one-shots, the Generations books, which would lay out the new DC Timeline and lead to a relaunch and a rewriting of the DC Universe as 5G or Generation Five. Then publisher and champion of the project, Dan DiDio, was fired and the […]
In February, Gary Frank teased the following image on Twitter, showing a classic Golden Age Wonder Woman skirt, with the phrase "who likes the classics". It was soon revealed just what this was to be for. Generation One, the first of five one-shots that would lead up to Generation Five – or 5g. But then, […]
Bleeding Cool gets word of an upcoming Joker figure for 2021 that may suggest where the Joker War may be going. So obviously it's time to light up the Spoiler signal, just in case. That big enough for you? This far enough down the article. I've gotten a little grief of later, which is fair […]
HERO COLLECTOR GRAPHIC NOVELS – DC SUPER HEROES Hero Collector brings together some of DC's most critical superhero adventures in a series of hardback collections, each including classic bonus material from the Golden and Silver Age! #136 – Wonder Woman: Odyssey (Part 2) RRP: €16.99/£11.99 (not US available) SKU: DCGUK136, Barcode: 977205437358436 Format: Hardcover Print […]
DC Comics' December solicitations note that Brian Bendis' runs on Superman and Action Comics are ending in December – and this was after statements Brian Bendis made in June saying he would be staying on the Superman titles at DC "for a looooooong time." Grant Morrison's run on Green Lantern was truncated, then, extended, but […]
It was never officially announced. But it was happening. Then DC Comics fired publisher Dan DiDio. And so now it is not. At DC Fandome, in a video recorded a few weeks ago, current DC publisher Jim Lee confirmed his previous reports confirming the death of 5G. As part of the new DC timeline, 5G […]
The current Joker War storyline in Batman has seen The Joker use the old plans of The Designer to get Catwoman to steal Bruce Wayne's billions. One hundred billion, in fact, the entire Wayne fortune now owned by The Joker. At the DC Fandome Joker War panel, wrote John Ridley talks about how this changes […]
As promised, DC Comics has made hundreds of their comic books available free, digitally, on the DC Comics Reader for the length of DC Fandome. So you have about, twenty hours left. That includes full graphic novels like Kami Garcia's Teen Titans: Raven. Collections like the first Icon trade paperback by Dwayne McDuffie and MD […]
The Other History Of The DC Universe panel for DC Fandome saw journalist Evan Narcisse interview John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli about the upcoming and long-delayed illustrated story. And we got a little look at some of Camuncoli's artwork for the series. Which will begin in the nineteen seventies with Black Lightning – and meeting […]
The Watchmen panel at DC Fandome saw HBO Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof interview the new Rorschach creative team Tom King and Jorge Fornes, with Damon Lindelhof's background covered in White Rabbit. Subtle. Tom King talked about his own unofficial sequel, the upcoming Rorschach comic book, leaning on the original Watchmen but also the role-playing game […]
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool scooped the news about a new Batman villain in the current James Tynion IV naming tradition to follow Punchline, Clkownhunter and Ghost-Master… we heard for the first time about Henchmaster. And as part of the Joker War panel at DC Fandome with Batman editor Ben Abernathy talking to John Ridley, we saw […]
Last year saw the conclusion of Tom King's Batman run, which was structured like a remake of the moment in Knightfall when Bane broke Batman's back, just stretched out in a meta-fashion across fifty issues. I loved it. We saw the Joker return, as one of Bane's men, running Gotham, controlled via the Psycho Pirate […]
DC Comics was the receipt of criticism from comic book retailers last week over their decision to go ahead with their annual Batman Day – but only to sell things from DC directly online, rather than through comic book stores. In a statement issued at the end of the week, DC Comics stated "due to […]