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.
In today's DC Comics titles, DC is running a promotional campaign alongside Rock The Vote, dubbed Battle For The Vote. Written by co-writer of the late Senator John Lewis' March series, Andrew Aydin and drawn by Milestone founder Denys Cowan, New Mutants artist Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Sotomayor with letters from Josh Reed. The comic […]
James Tynion IV teased plans for Batman in 2021 between two titles, Batman by Tynion and Jorge Jimenez, and a second unnamed Batman title by Tynion and Guillem March. Could it be a Luke/Timothy Fox Batman title? Maybe it's a Punchline ongoing series? Maybe Ghost-Maker or Clownhunter get their own title? In his newsletter, Empire Of […]
James Tynion IV has a newsletter, Empire Of The Tiny Onion, in which he talks more relevant topical comic book industry talk than anyone else (I said relevant, Matt). And, as ever, Bleeding Cool does it's best to strip it for parts, send a few folk back to subscribe, but mostly find the newsiest nuggets […]
In the summer, as shutdowns affected Diamond Comic Distributors and many comic book stores, DC Comics chose to set up two new comic book distributors from their two biggest retail accounts, DCBD and Midtown Comics, both with an existing and extensive mail-order operation. Lunar Distribution and UCS Comics Distributors, respectively, distributed DC Comics when Diamond […]
DC Comics had told retailers through their distributors that they have cancelled all orders for Teen Titans Vol 4: Robin No More and the third volume of the Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age collecting the final pre-Alan Moore issues of the series. Here are the listings as they still stand on Amazon. TEEN TITANS TP […]
It's a late-night Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 special. Because tonight is the Final Order Cut-Off for DC Comics titles through UCS Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution and Diamond UK. And someone at DC Comics had realised that there's the third printing of Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo up for […]
Last week, DC Comics released their January 2021 Solicitations, laying down the solicits for the first month of the Future State line-wide event. Future State is a combination of two DC Comcis plans – the two-month gap that initially would have led up to DC Comics 5G – of Generation Five – and 5G itself, […]
The WWE Draft took place last week, an event advertised as "forever changing the landscape of Raw and Smackdown." And it was that very overuse of corporate buzzwords to drive absurd hyperbole about the importance of a "special" event that made me think about comics, where every super-mega-crossover event will rock the comics universe to […]
Right now, Image Comics, Boom Studios, IDW and Dynamite are extending their returnable offerings to comic book stores, allowing retailers to order their books in confidence, able to return them if they don't sell. Which is the kind of thing the comic book direct market was not meant to do. Other publishers like Vault Comics […]
DC Group Editor Alex Carr talked to Den of Geek about the new Teen Titans Future State mini-series in DC's January 2021 solicitations. Teen Titans introduces a really cool concept where we suggest that sometime in the future, a Teen Titans Academy was established, where the more classic Titans, Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, mentored characters that you […]
DC Group Editor Alex Carr talked to Den of Geek about the new Teen Titans, Flash and Shazam Future State mini-series in DC's January 2021 solicitations. And shared some artwork in the process – and that these three books will tie in., He states "Something that I really credit senior editor, Mike Cotton, with doing here, […]
DC Group Editor Alex Carr talked to Den of Geek about the new Future State: Suicide Squad mini-series in DC's January 2021 solicitations. And how it is being led by parallel Superboy, Conner Kent. "If you want to see a Suicide Squad where you're not sure who's going to live and who's going to die, […]
Originally James Tynion IV's Batman run was to lead up to Batman #100, and set things up for John Ridley to relaunch Batman #1 as part of DC's 5G or Generation Five relaunch, with all the main DC Comics characters ages up – including Bruce Wayne. It is quite possible that as part of this, […]
DC Group Editor Alex Carr talked to Den of Geek about the new Swamp Thing Future State mini-series in DC's January 2021 solicitations. "People were really excited to jump right in, especially someone like Ram V, when we talked about Swamp Thing, he and I got really caught up in Swamp Thing and Swamp Thing's […]
Welcome Yara Flor. The Wonder Woman of DC Comics' Future State two month event – aside from the original Wonder Woman who appears to have hooked up with Lucius Fox's son, wither Tim or Luke, depending – is a Brazilian character called Yara Flor, in a two-issue series written and drawn by Joelle Jones. Editor […]
If there's one sad thing about all the cool new looks for DC Comics' Future State rolling out, from cool creative teams, it's that these were originally meant to be the ongoing books, not just stories stuffed into over-sized comics in January and February. Still, you take what you can get. Such as the new […]
As Bleeding Cool first mentioned six weeks ago, Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown were going to be switching from their Orphan and Spoiler identities and took on the Batsymbols and the Batsuits – with Cassandra Cain taking on Stephanie Brown's of Batgirl costume. And with Barbara Gordon taking back the Oracle role in Batman, both […]
Okay so have a little Hellblazer, Strange Adventures and Death Metal, but then Generations Shattered kicks off Future State for DC Comics January 2021 solicitations… here's what we have Frankensteined so far: GENERATIONS SHATTERED #1 written by DAN JURGENS, ANDY SCHMIDT, and ROBERT VENDITTI art by IVAN REIS, BRYAN HITCH, KEVIN NOWLAN, AARON LOPRESTI, FERNANDO […]
Rorschach #1 opens with a man dressed up as Rorschach getting shot in the face. Later, it turns out the man is a stand-in for real-life cartoonist Steve Ditko. Some readers might say that the book betrays, then kills Steve Ditko. The dead cartoonist's similarity to the myth of Ditko are quite pronounced – reclusive […]
DC Future State is dominating everything right now – even Batman and Wonder Woman's relationship status. Today we all got the big news about DC Comics and their remaking of all their former 5G plans into the two-month Future State event for January and February 2021. Before the full solicitations are released (tomorrow for that) […]