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.


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 […]

Superman Superwoman And Moon Immigrants In DCs Future State

Superman, Superwoman And Moon Immigrants In DC's Future State

Superman is the ultimate immigrant story. But what happens when he leaves his adopted home? What about his "anchor baby" Jonathan Kent? And how does Supergirl – now Superwoman – set up a new Ellis Island on the Moon? Welcome to Future State, courtesy of DC previews today. As Bleeding Cool reported  over a year […]

Legion Of Super-Heroes: Future State In The Year 5000 AD

Legion Of Super-Heroes: Future State In The Year 5000 AD?

The Amazon listing has the Legion Future State story set in the year 5000 AD rather than the 31st century. This Riley Rossmo cover image posted by Brian Bendis on Instagram though, as he points out, is not a final cover, seems to underline that. The DC Future State timeline, however, has the book set […]

Mayor Nakano Detective Comics #1031 and DC Future State Spoilers

Mayor Nakano? Detective Comics #1031 and DC Future State Spoilers

Detective Nakano? Or Mayor Nakano? Today sees the publication of Detective Comics #1031 and the DC Future State Preview book. In which we learn that the Dark Detective Future State series will be set in 2027. And, in seven years time, Detective Nakano will be Mayor of the city on an anti-vigilante platform. In Detective […]

Whos Who In DC Comics Future State And When

Who's Who In DC Comics' Future State? And When?

Here's the notated links to the DC Future State promo images, with who everyone is. And yes, okay, it appears that the Dark Detective is actually Bruce Wayne, there is no attempt at sleight of hand with this one as we suspected. Ah well… Zatanna Conner Kent Immortal Wonder Woman Grifter Aquaman (Jackson Hyde) The […]

The Full Timeline For DC Comics Future State &#8211 Metropolis Midnighter

The Full Timeline For DC Comics Future State – Metropolis Midnighter?

Today's DC Comics Future State preview book has revealed the full upcoming timelines of DC Future State. And what book goes where… and Bleeding Cool has cut them up and put them on one shareable picture. 2025: Arkham Knights, Batgirls, Batman/Superman, Batman Catwoman, Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn, Grifters, Nightwing, Outsiders, Red Hood, Robin Eternal […]

Could Superman Be A 9/11-Style Terrorist (Action Comics Spoilers)

Could Superman Be A 9/11-Style Terrorist (Action Comics Spoilers)

Action Comics #1027  time, spoilers ahead. Sometimes we all have mad thoughts. Walking along the street, realising that you could just push the person in front of you into traffic. Or on the subway, into the path of an oncoming train. Mad thoughts, we don't act on them, the horror we feel from even thinking […]

Aquaman Supergirl &#8211 and Superwomen &#8211 in New DC Comics Collections

Aquaman, Supergirl – and Superwomen – in New DC Comics Collections

Here are a few more upcoming DC Comics collections outside of the usual churn, that may suggest some upcoming priorities…. Aquaman: Deep Dives published on the 8th of June, 2021 will be the first of DC's titles collecting the Walmart/digital-first short stories including stories by Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, Tom Taylor, Steve Orlando and more. […]

A Few More DC Future State Details For Flash and Wonder Woman

A Few More DC Future State Details For Flash and Wonder Woman?

We mentioned the DC listings of Future State trade paperbacks, and the revelations given to both Shazam and to the Legion Of Super-Heroes in these upcoming books. But there are snippets in others as well. While the new Wonder Woman – and Wonder Girl – created by Joelle Jones has been referred to as Yara […]

More DC Comics Big Books Deluxes and Omnibuses Up to August 2021

More DC Comics Big Books, Deluxes and Omnibuses Up to August 2021

There is, peculiarly, still no John Byrne Superman Omnibus from DC Comics – the last of his big runs not to be collected in such a volume – but DC Comics are continuing to add new collections of his work to their schedules in 2021. And a host of other big books, deluxe editions, omnibuses […]

Obscure Comics: Krypton: Tales From the Phantom Zone #1

Obscure Comics: Krypton: Tales From the Phantom Zone #1

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 […]

Future State: Legion Of Super-Heroes Will Have A Very Different Title

Future State: Legion Of Super-Heroes Will Have A Very Different Title

We mentioned that the listing for the Future State: Suicide Squad collection might reveal some secrets about what may be happening to Billy Batson in that world – and it's not good. But other listings may reveal other things. The Future State: Legion Of Super-Heroes solicitations read thus: Future State: Legion Of Super-Heroes #1: Whatever […]

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DC Comics To Kill Off Billy Batson? All Part Of Future State…

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool listed a bunch of titles being collection by DC Comics alongside the release of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. One of which was for the Future State: Suicide Squad which listed a number of Future State titles with some brand new information. Such as the Shazam title which, in DC's solicitations is […]

First Appearance Of Martian Manhunter On Auction Today At Heritage

First Appearance Of Martian Manhunter On Auction Today At Heritage

Martian Manhunter doesn't get the due he is deserved. Sure, us comic folk know and appreciate him for the most part, but the general public is doing themselves a disservice not knowing the joy of reading a comic book starring J'onn J'onzz. Even comic fans tend to forget him until they see him in something. […]

Suicide Squad Collections Ramp Up From DC Comics Ahead of Movie

Suicide Squad Collections Ramp Up From DC Comics Ahead of Movie

The DC Comics Suicide Squad ongoing comic book may have been cancelled at the end of 2020, but with the James Gunn movie slated for the summer, you can be sure there will be another one to take its place as part of the DC Omniverse. And to underline that matter, DC Comics are putting […]

Nightwing #76 Review: At Last Its Over

Nightwing #76 Review: At Last, It's Over

In 2018, Batman #55 showed the KGBeast shoot a glancing shot off the skull of Dick Grayson, robbing the Bat's erstwhile ward of his memories between the death of his parents and that moment. He still had the muscle memory, could still do Nightwing-esque things but didn't remember dating Batgirl, being a spy, being Batman, any […]

Batman #103 Review: Its Somewhat Entertaining

Batman #103 Review: It's Somewhat Entertaining

The last issue of this series had a lot of problems as it introduced Ghost-Maker, a mysterious "twisted reflection" of Batman that's been battling back and forth with the Dark Knight Detective since they were children. Logistics of that aside, there are still huge questions that don't have plausible answers. Batman #103, however, at least has […]

Geoff Johns and Gary Franks Batman Earth One Vol 3 For June 2021

Geoff Johns and Gary Franks' Batman Earth One Vol 3 For June 2021

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have only just announced their new series from Image Comics, Geiger, out in February 2021. But, Frank has also been spending the first lockdown working on the Batman: Earth One original graphic novel and probably some of the second lockdown too. And now scheduled for June next year… which might […]

Other History Of The DCU Retailer Variants For Black History Month

Other History Of The DCU Retailer Variants For Black History Month

DC Comics are majorly upping their retailer exclusive cover variant opportunities in February. Sometimes you get one a month, occasionally you get two, but for the 28 days of February 2021, you get three. I can see why DC is stepping up their numbers, basically you add thousands of sales, someone else does all of […]

Saying Goodbye To DC Comics Staffers In February 2021

Saying Goodbye To DC Comics Staffers In February 2021

Bleeding Cool has reported repeatedly on what departing members of DC Comics have dubbed a bloodbath – the forced redundancies of a number of senior staffers, both three months ago and a new set this past week. Bleeding Cool has compiled the most comprehensive list of the departing staffers. The ones from three months ago […]