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.


First Look at Ridley Pearsons Indestructibles Graphic Novel From DC

First Look at Ridley Pearson's Indestructibles Graphic Novel From DC

Earlier this year, Bleeding Cool ran the news that suspense and thriller novelist Ridley Pearson was writing a new original graphic novel trilogy, The Indestructibles, drawn by Berat Pekmezci, from DC Comics. 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 […]

Meet Starfires Gay Goth Daughter Mandy in I Am Not Starfire YA OGN

Meet Starfire's Gay Goth Daughter Mandy, in I Am Not Starfire YA OGN

I Am Not Starfire was one of the DC YA graphic novels announced back in 2019. Written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Yoshi Yoshitani, we now have a date, a description and a cover. August 10th 2021… and a better idea of who this person who is not Starfire might be…Mandy,  Starfire's daughter, who […]

Black Canary Novel by Alexandra Monir Breaking Silence Sneak Peek

Black Canary Novel by Alexandra Monir, Breaking Silence Sneak Peek

Black Canary: Breaking Silence is a new YA novel by Alexandra Monir from DC Comics, publishing next month. Monir is best known for her novels Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper as well as YA thrillers Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, and her science fiction novel, The Final Six, picked up by Sony Pictures. In this thrilling origin story of Black […]

From Tom King To The Mandalorian &#8211 The Daily LITG 30th November 2020

From Tom King To The Mandalorian – The Daily LITG, 30th November 2020

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. At Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. From Tom King to the Mandalorian – The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around […]

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 &#038 #31

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 & #31

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 […]

The DUFFs Kody Keplinger Writes Poison Ivy YA Novel From DC Comics

The DUFF's Kody Keplinger Writes Poison Ivy YA Novel From DC Comics

Courtesy of the Vine And Roses online zine dedicated to the DC Comics character Poison Ivy, comes this spot from upcoming DC Comics titles. A new YA novel, Poison Ivy: Thorns written by Kody Keplinger and illustrated by Sara Kipin, which Vine And Roses see as "from the description, it looks like a queer gothic […]

The Bleeding Cool Review: Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King Clay Mann

The Bleeding Cool Review: Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King, Clay Mann

Rich Johnston reviews Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King, Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey, published this Tuesday by DC Comics. Once upon a time, Tom King wrote the comic book series Vision for Marvel Comics. Winning all the awards going, and fast tracked to be adapted into the TV series WandaVision. This kind of response saw […]

X Of Swords: Destruction and X-Men Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

X Of Swords: Destruction and X-Men Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

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 are 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 […]

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33 Annual #3 &#038 #34

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33, Annual #3, & #34

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 […]

Suicide Squad #11 Review: Stuck The Landing

Suicide Squad #11 Review: Stuck The Landing

The pulse pounding series has come a long way from its roots as the dirty missions force the United States government denies. With almost the entire original cast set aside, this could be seen as a back door pilot for a new team of extrahumans with an agenda. Suicide Squad #11 moves much faster than […]

DC Future State Sales Starts Strong On eBay

DC Future State Sales Starts Strong On eBay

So how well is DC Future State going to do in January and February? The publisher has made all the comic books, released on a biweekly schedule through January and February – and then a straggler at the end of March, returnable. The returnability should help retailers to order with more confidence than they otherwise […]

Fourteen Gossipy Spoilers For Upcoming Batman Comics

Fourteen Gossipy Spoilers For Upcoming Batman Comics

We ran one of these in late October and everything within seemed to come to pass. So be warned, these are fourteen gossipy spoilers about Batman. The comics, not the films. And we've been on the money before. Choose how much salt you wish to sprinkle, but it's a good place to start. even if […]

The Other History Of The DC Universe #1 Review: A Brave &#038 Bold Story

The Other History Of The DC Universe #1 Review: A Brave & Bold Story

With a notably cinematic flair and deep characterization, this intense look beyond the looking glass takes the canonical history of the DC Universe. It gives resonance to events and personalities that went unseen before. The work being done by the Marvel Snapshots series borrows heavily from the likes of Astro City in how it frames […]

Tom King: Batman and Catwoman F*** in Batman/Catwoman #1

Tom King: Batman and Catwoman F*** in Batman/Catwoman #1

Superstar comic book writer and former(?) CIA operative Tom King has weighed in on what may be the most important question of the next week, or maybe even the next year. Screw it, this is the most important question of most of our lifetimes: do Batman and Catwoman fuck in the upcoming Batman/Catwoman #1. According […]

Wonder Woman 1984 Variant Covers Rescheduled &#8211 Fourth Time Lucky

Wonder Woman 1984 Variant Covers Rescheduled – Fourth Time Lucky?

The Wonder Woman 1984 movie variant covers for a punch of normal DC Comics titles were originally scheduled to run in the run-up to the April 2020 planned release date for the movie.  The movie was postponed, the covers were cancelled on those April comic books. The covers were then rescheduled for October alongside the […]

Both Marvel and DC Comics Now Have Anti Mask Protests

Both Marvel and DC Comics Now Have Anti Mask Protests

Yesterday's Detective Comics #1031 saw The Mirror take to the streets of Gotham, riling up the locals and seeing people protest against mask use. With No More Bats signs on their shirts, the message was clear, as was The Mirror's funding of soon-to-be- Mayor Nakano ajnd his anti-mask campaign. It has been a protest that […]

Penguin Random House Buys Simon &#038 Schuster For Over $2 Billion

Penguin Random House Buys Simon & Schuster For Over $2 Billion

The exclusive distributor of DC Comics, Dark Horse and IDW graphic novels to bookstores, Penguin Random House has just bought the exclusive distributor of Boom Studios, Oni Press and Rebellion to US bookstores, Simon & Schuster. Obviously, there are other factors involved as well, but that's the comic book relevance right there. Because ViacomCBS has […]

Justice League in Future State Spread Across The Millennia

Justice League in Future State, Spread Across The Millennia

Welcome to Future State, courtesy of DC previews today with a bunch of Justice Leaguers and those in the orbit. Future State: Justice League set in 2040 introduces a lineup of new yet familiar heroes: Jonathan Kent as Superman, new character Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Far Sector star Jo Mullein as Green Lantern (a […]

Where Will Nightwing and Harley Quinn End Up In Future State

Where Will Nightwing and Harley Quinn End Up In Future State?

Welcome to Future State, courtesy of DC previews today. With a look ahead at Nightwing: Future State, in a Gotham run by anti-vigilante Mayor Nakomo and The Magistrate in the year 2025, two years before The Dark Detective. As the city grows increasingly hostile, Nightwing is taking drastic measures to stay out of the clutches […]

A Green Lantern Ring Around Her Neck Wonder Womans Future State

A Green Lantern Ring Around Her Neck? Wonder Woman's Future State

You wait for ages for Wonder Woman and then three come along at once, in Future State. Welcome to Future State, courtesy of DC previews today. When we meet Yara Flor in Future State: Wonder Woman, set in the year 2050, she is already established as the new Wonder Woman—and that means the world will […]