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.


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Is James Tynion IV the Writer Behind Boom's Secret #1 in June?

Let's join up some dots. From James Tynion IV's newsletter yesterday… On Monday, I got a message that the Publisher of one of the companies I work for wanted to have a conversation. I got on the phone with him later that day. On the call, he told me that he had a crazy idea. […]

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DC Comics Full August 2020 Solicitations – Harley Quinn Cancelled

DC Comics has revealed its proper, full solicitations for August 2020 as the industry begins to ramp up back to full service. With lots and lots of Joker – but Harley Quinn's final issue with #75. I don't suppose there's any chance of a 5G Harley Quinn reboot? BATMAN: THREE JOKERS #1 written by GEOFF […]

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DC Comics August 2020 Solicitations Frankensteined (UPDATE)

DC Comics will announce their August 2020 solicitations late today (along with whatever else need resolicitation or rescheduling). Here are the few, these happy few, that have already been solicited in some form or other. Batman #96 In Batman #96, reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the […]

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Ball And Chain #1 $56 After Netflix Deal With The Rock and The Blunt

We reported a couple of weeks ago that Scott Lobdell and Ale Garza's DC Comics creator-owned title Ball & Chain was up for a big multi-media rights deal with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt attached as producers and leads. The series, which was published in 1999, was about a couple getting divorced by gain super […]

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Warren Ellis to Write Evil Robot Dinosaur Batman in Death Metal

Man, it's a long time since Bleeding Cool broke the news about a) a sequel to Metal by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. that b) it would be called Death Metal and c) showed off artwork, all through pounding shoes on pavements. But pandemic or no pandemic, we are finally getting there. It was James […]

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Joker War Zone Announced By DC Comics Tomorrow

We just mentioned the first appearance of Clownhunter in James Tynion IV's newsletter, but there's more, such as this checklist for the Joker War storyline and spinoffs. That amount of titles looks fairly reasonable don't you think? Shouldn't break the bank? We're not talking Secret Wars/Secret Empire/Civil War here or anything. Also, should hopefully be […]

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Clownhunter Joins Punchline in Batman's Upcoming Joker War

I love it when James Tynion IV's newsletter goes out because it means it's basically a) find the bit about Batman b) especially if it involves Punchline c) cut and d) paste. Well, with Batman #92 up for FOC this Monday, (and doing rather well on the advance reorders anyway) he probably won't mind. You […]

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DC Universe Readership up 35% and New Titles Will Be Added

DC's streaming service — DC Universe — has seen readership go up to 35% between February and April of 2020 according to a press release put out by the company. To entice new subscriptions, and to keep old subscribers happy, DC now also boasts 23,000 comics for fans to read on their platform. DC offers […]

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Batman as the Bad Guy – Again – in Batman: Gotham Nights #4

An upcoming yet-to-be-published issue of Batman reveals that Bruce Wayne is a tax-dodging scumbag like all the other billionaires. But the most recent digital-only-but-previously-published-for-Walmart Batman comic by Mark Russell and Ryan Benjamin goes a little further. Firstly it has Bryce Wayne hanging out with all the big knobs at a country club called the Fluttering […]

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Sam Humphries Says DC Won't Let Him Use Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn

Bleeding Cool previously reported that CBR chose not to ask Harley Quinn writer Sam Humphries about the absence of Poison Ivy in the Harley Quinn comic since he took over writing the title. Especially with her currently-expressed crush on Booster Gold. But when Humphries was doing a Live Video Chat, that seemed to be what […]

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Harley Quinn Loves Booster Gold… To Death?

Yesyerday, I looked at an interview that Sam Humphries gave to DC Comics media partner CBR about yesterday's new issue of Harley Quinn, which featured quite a getting-to-know-you between Harley and Booster . With Humphries saying he was inspired to bring them closer together after what he detected as a frisson in the Heroes In […]

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Batman Gets a New Ability in The Three Jokers, Out on August 25th

Originally teased in Justice League #50 and the DC Rebirth Special in 2016, The Three Jokers was a series by Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson originally scheduled for 2018 by DC Comics. This was postponed many a time before finally setting on June 2020. At which point a little thing called a global […]

Retailers Get Exclusive Covers For Harley Quinn #75 and Joker War.

Retailer Custom Covers For Harley Quinn #75, Punchline and Joker War

Harley Quinn #75 would originally have been solicited for July, but will now be coming out of August. DC Comics will be releasing their August solicitation details on Friday, but we are getting a look ahead at Harley Quinn #75 in order for DC Comics to persuade comic book stores to sign up for exclusive […]

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Dan DiDio Catches Us Up With Metal Men, Out Today

Dan DiDio may have been dropped by DC Comics as publisher, but the vestiges of his work remains, including seven more issues of Metal Men with Shane Davis to be published. Naturally, there will be many eyes looking for a subtext in the light of this change. But with issue 6 out today, in print […]

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Was Heroes In Crisis About Harley Quinn Falling For Booster Gold?

Everyone has hot takes about one thing or another. I was of the opinion the Principal Honey was the good guy of Riverdale since day one, and trying to cancel the school's annual musical was proof positive. Also, the TV series of Heathers was ace, especially before it was bowdlerised. Oh and Bojeffries Saga is […]

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Marty Pasko, Writer on Superman, Doctor Fate and Roseanne, Dies At 65

Martin Joseph "Marty" Pasko, born August 4th 1954 as Jean-Claude Rochefort, died last night, aged 65. He was a writer and editor working in comic books and television, including for Superman in both, and co-created the modern-day version of Doctor Fate. Beginning in comic book letter columns and fanzines, including publishing Fantazine, with Alan Brennert, […]

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Wally, Barry and Jay to Appear in Death Metal Spinoff, Speed Metal

This story is around a month old at least. I hope you can forgive me, but I have had one or two things on my plate over the last few weeks. You may have had similar pressing life issues, there's a lot of it about. So Scott Snyder, writer of Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 […]

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John Ridley, Luke Fox Batman, 5G, No More?

If I were John Ridley, I would begin to suspect that I was under some kind of curse. Admittedly, I would have won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for 12 Years A Slave. But when I returned to my true love, writing comic books, things seemed to fall apart. I got to revisit and […]

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Doctor Manhattan in Dark Nights: Death Metal, and More

Scott Snyder, writer of DC's upcoming event comic Dark Nights: Death Metal participated in a DC Comics retailer event on Friday, to show off the first issue, with Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia. He event gave them a look at his whiteboard that demonstrates how Death Metal connects to the original Dark Nights: Metal event. He told them "It's a […]

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DC Trying to Get Comics to Stores on Mondays For Tuesday Sale

DC Comics took advantage of Diamond Comic Distributors shutting down to change the way they did business. Contacting DCBS and Midtown Comics to set up alternate distribution structures for the rest of the USA and Canada, they made a change for the newly formed distributors Lunar Distribution and UCS Comics Distributors. That they would enable […]