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.


Lunar Accounts Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

Lunar Comic Stores Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

A few weeks ago, Bleeding Cool reported that UCS Comic Distributors customers were to receive a free graded DC comic book as a thank you for choosing them. Turns out Lunar Distribution customers got one too – though there appears to have been some shipping delays this week – some retailers reported that their Diamond […]

DC Comics’ Missing FCBD Story Appears in Flash Forward TPB

DC Comics' Missing FCBD Story Appears in Flash Forward TPB (Spoilers)

The big DC Comics Free Comic Book Day title was meant to be Generation Zero, an epilogue to Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth's Flash Forward, and would lead into the Generation volumes that would end with Generation Five – otherwise known as 5G. It would also show off the new DC Timeline. A version of […]

Batman And Sherlock Holmes

Batman #94 – Cassander Wycliffe Baker and Sherlock Holmes (Spoilers)

In today's Batman #94 by James Tynion IV, Guillem March, Rafael Albuquerque and David Baron, we see a young Bruce Wayne meeting Cassander Wycliffe Baker, the greatest detective in the world – until he disappeared. And someone Bruce Wayne wanted to teach him, in preparation for what he would one day become – another world's […]

Green Lantern and Cyborg Make Social Distancing Work But Should They?

Green Lantern and Cyborg Make Social Distancing Work, Finally

Last month, DC Comics ran a social distancing message with Bruce Wayne and his son Damian Wayne which seemed rather cold since they were family. And may even live in the same mansion. Two weeks ago saw a version featuring Superman and Wonder Woman raising even more interesting questions as Clark gets caught up in […]

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Booster Gold Gets The Harley Quinn Moment Denied Poison Ivy (Spoilers)

Bleeding Cool has certainly spent a few articles looking at the way that DC Comics continues to do its best to run out the relationship of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, at the simultaneous moment that the Harley Quinn TV series is doing the exact opposite. It seems to demonstrate a difference of attitude – […]

Harley Quinn

Mirka Andolfo New Cosplay Look for Harley Quinn in Black White & Red

The first issue of the digital DC Comics title Harley Quinn: Black, White and Red, Stjepan Sejic gave what many DC Comics fans were missing, a Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn moment together. Stjepan Sejic has been teasing a Poison Ivy Black Label series  – or at least trying to get DC Comics to green […]

DC Comics Ask What Readers Thought Of Supergirl Finale…

The DC Comics Facebook page just sent out the following message to its readers. "An end is just a beginning. What did you think of SUPERGIRL #42?" Which would have been all well and good if the finale issues hadn't been cancelled in print with Supergirl #41 and #42 being published digital-only. So what did […]

The Never-Made Justice League Musical From 1872

The Never-Made Justice League Musical From 1972, Revealed

Once upon a time, DC Comics was going to produce a musical stage show starring the Justice League Of America aimed at the student college circuit. This is how it looked in 1972 as the show was offered to college venue buyers. To avoid your squints, and from a time when DC Comics was still […]

Tom King Tells Fox News You Can Say Truth, Justice & The American Way

Tom King Tells Fox News You Can Say Truth, Justice & The American Way

Dean Cain, who played Superman in the nineties TV show, Lois And Clark, is not averse to appearing on Fox News as a Trump-supporting talking head. So when Time Magazine included a op-ed by Eliana Dockterman on the role of superheroes in fiction, after police fiction had come under the spotlight in the light of […]

DC Previews Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin's Wonder Woman #759

Diana Vs Dinosaurs in Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin's Wonder Woman

Mariko Tamaki was due to take over Wonder Woman as the new ongoing writer in June… that's now July, because of the shutdown, with Mikel Janin on Wonder Woman #759. Now it's heading to FOC this weekend, DC Comics want to let you have a look at a few of the pages alongside covers by […]

DC Comics Makes Batman: Three Jokers Playing Card Promotion Clearer

DC Comics has updated the availability of the Batman: Three Jokers promotional playing cards, being offered alongside the new series by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok. For every 25 copies of each issue of Batman: The Three Jokers, including all open to order variant covers, retailers will receive one pack of 25 cards. The ratio […]

New FOC Variant Covers for Death Metal #3 From Artgerm, Capullo, More

New FOC Variant Covers for Death Metal #3 From Artgerm, Capullo, Finch

The third issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 from DC Comics is on Final Order Cutoff this coming weekend which is as good a reason as any for DC to reveal the variant covers for this issue. We start with an open to order variant cover by David Finch featuring the Flash (to be […]

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Special #1 1940's Variant Cover

The Back Order List 6/24/20: Die, Spawn, Batman, Thor, & Green Lantern

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 more.  Or […]

Will We Get Tom King and Jorge Fornés' Watchmen Comic Announced Soon?

Will Tom King and Jorge Fornés' Watchmen Comic Be Announced Soon?

Tom King likes Watchmen. But then, don't we all? Recently DC Comics has been reviving Watchmen with prequels like Before Watchmen, unauthorised sequels like Doomsday Clock and integrating the characters of Watchmen into the DC Universe by having Dr Manhattan blamed for the New 52 revival, bringing Thomas Wayne and Jor-El back from the dead, […]

More Gossip on Superman Joining The Authority – Maybe

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran the story that we'd heard tittle-tattle that in upcoming Superman storylines, that Superman would end up as leader of The Authority in upcoming DC Comics titles. We also laid out some of the breadcrumbs that may be setting that story up in the current Superman comic book, with a government suspicious […]

Scott Lobdell Quits Red Hood With #50, Replaced By "Dynamic New Voice"

Scott Lobdell Quits Red Hood With #50 Replaced By "Dynamic New Voice"

Back in April 2020, Bleeding Cool reported that Scott Lobdell's Red Hood And The Outlaws was to conclude with issue 50. Or at least he was. Today he has confirmed that he is stepping away from the title with issue 50, a comic that he has written in one form or another for most of […]

Gossip: Superman To Lead The Authority?

Gossip: Superman To Lead The Authority in 2021?

This may be just tittle-tattle. If I was doing the old Lying In The Gutters traffic light, this would be an amber light with a hint of red. But Bleeding Cool has been hearing that, straight out of lockdown, Superman will be going through yet another big change, to follow his decision to reveal his […]

Frank Miller Signed & Sketched Dark Knight #1 On Auction On Heritage

Frank Miller Signed & Sketched Dark Knight #1 On Auction On Heritage

The Dark Knight Returns is one of the seminal comics in the medium, whose importance cannot be overstated. So naturally, it is a highly collectible mini-series. Every now and then though, a really special copy of one of these books pop up, like this one on auction right now at Heritage Auctions. There is currently […]

DC TV Vs DC Comics Over Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

DC Daily just posted a new episode, looking at Poison Ivy's decision to choose Harley Quinn over Kite Man. And they had a lot to celebrate by the all-but wedding of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in the most recent Harley Quinn TV series. It is rather in contrast with the DC website's focus today […]

Will We Get A Glimpse of 5G in Batman: The Joker War Zone

Will We Get a Glimpse of 5G in Batman: The Joker War Zone?

Once upon a time, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics was to replace Bruce Wayne with a new individual under the Batman cowl. There was some debate who – just as there was internally at DC – though it had decided it should be a Black character. Soon afterwards we had been told […]