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.
Next week will be a monster week in comics – that's if all the comic books arrive. Weather and pandemic have seen many delays, especially from Diamond Comic Distributors, but if all goes to plan, there are a LOT of big books coming out next week. First is Infinite Frontier #0, the big DC Comics […]
On Christmas Eve, Bleeding Cool gave comic book folk the present of a preview of Batman #106 by James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Morey, over two months ahead of its publication next week. But it looks we missed something staring us in the eyes. We noted that Barbara Gordon was playing Oracle's role […]
Bleeding Cool has learned that DC Comics is to launch a new comic book Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow #1 in June as part of the continuing DC Infinite Frontier books. The creative team is not yet revealed, but it will be part of a series of books from DC Comics that will kick off with […]
On February the 4th, Bleeding Cool reported the news that DC Comics was going to be renaming Black Adam as Shazadam. And that it would all be going down in Infinite Frontier #0. Now we didn't know if it would go any further than Infinite Frontier or whether it would affect anything at all. After […]
For the DC Rebirth relaunch from DC Comics, Phil Jimenez created Superwoman, a new comic in which both the New 52 versions of Lois Lane and Lana Lang become Superwomen, after the death of the New 52 Superman, only for Lois to die and Lana to continue in her stead, until a continuity change in […]
There has been some debate as to whether or not the DC Comics Justice League #59 Snyder Cut variant covers announced last week for the comic book's final order cut-off for comic shops, will spoil the HBO Justice League edition known as The Snyder Cut. The comic book Justice League #59 from DC Comics sees […]
It's time for the Linearverse. Bleeding Cool first mentioned that DC Comics, via Scott Snyder and DC Comics, was introducing the Omniverse to their superhero comics, a new way of looking at comics continuity in which everything happened. This followed what Geoff Johns established as the Meta-Verse in Doomsday Clock, a comics continuity where everything […]
The sex life of Superman and Lois Lane has often caused commentary over the decades. While originally studiously avoided by the comic books, sci-fi writer Larry Niven wrote the essay Man Of Steel, Woman Of Kleenex, published in 1969, which envisaged all sorts of unfortunate results. Electroencephalograms taken of men and women during sexual intercourse […]
Today's Future State comic books from DC Comics sees Bruce Wayne: Batman and Clark Kent: Superman fighting the early days of The Magistrate in Future State: Batman/Superman #2. As a result, it is the soonest of the DC Future State titles. And also one of the prettiest. As Bruce Wayne – still operating as Batman […]
The DC Universe App may have been sacrificed at the altar of HBO Max, but it lives on in the form of a Marvel Unlimited clone called DC Universe Infinite. And the team behind DC Universe Infinite isn't planning to rest on their laurels, announcing that they will target both Oprahbronies and Snyderbronies this March. […]
DC Comics and Spotify are basically discovering for themselves what Dirk Maggs worked out with DC Super Heroes characters in the late-eighties for BBC Radio 4 – and what DC once knew back in the forties – that super-heroes work on radio. And you can do stuff with the medium that suits the genre. Like […]
During the DC Future State comic books, we have learned of something big that happened in Gotham that kicked off the anti-mask feeling in Gotham, saw the Magistrate be appointed to run a fascist private police system and lock Gotham down. It was called A-Day. The Next Batman #1 solicitation told us "Following the tragedy […]
There have been a lot of delays to comic book deliveries of late, with current weather issues hitting all manner of aspects of the industry. Both Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution have faced delays to comic book stores and we now have the latest. Last week, Bleeding Cool reported that "Diamond Comic Distributor's Olive […]
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool noted that former DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio had been gone for a year at DC Comics, but his influence is still writ large in Future State and how it will continue into Infinite Frontier. Den Of Geek, talking to John Ridley, saw him talk about the origins of The Next Batman. Tim […]
It was one year ago today that Bleeding Cool ran the news. That Dan DiDio, publisher of DC Comics, the man behind the New 52 and the upcoming 5G, was no longer publisher Whether he was quit, fired, or pushed out of DC Comics, we don't yet know. We may never know. But Bleeding Cool […]
It's Batman time! Welcome to the first in a potentially-regular column on Bleeding Cool, Sunday Spoilers, where we look at one or two comic books coming this Tuesday or Wednesday – and reveal very select, limited spoilers for the speculatory market. So if you get to the comic store this week to find your store […]
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 […]
Gary Frank has been a major comic book artist and occasional writer for decades. From Hulk through Justice League to Doomsday Clock, original artwork from his career is represented in the new Heritage Auction 2021 February 21-22 Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation, Video Games & Art Weekly Online Auction #122108. And there are some rather […]
ComicsPRO, the comic book retailer activist group held its annual meeting online over the last couple of days, and DC Comics just sent out a press release saying what they said. Whether they did or not. Stating that DC Vice President of Sales and Revenue Nancy Spears teased several upcoming comic book projects as part of […]
It's Snyder Cut time. The comic book Justice League #59 from DC Comics sees writer Brian Bendis and artist David Marquez take over the title, to be published on the 16th of March 2021. But this Sunday is the last chance comic book stores have to increase their orders of the book and guarantee to […]