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.
ComicsPRO, the comic book retailer activist group held its annual meeting online over the last couple of days, and DC Comics just sent out a press release saying what they said. Whether they did or not. Stating that DC Vice President of Sales and Revenue Nancy Spears teased several upcoming comic book projects as part of […]
It's Snyder Cut time. The comic book Justice League #59 from DC Comics sees writer Brian Bendis and artist David Marquez take over the title, to be published on the 16th of March 2021. But this Sunday is the last chance comic book stores have to increase their orders of the book and guarantee to […]
ComicConnect has been running the Denny O'Neil Estate Collection session of the March Mega Monthly Auction but this has to be the prize item of the collection. Legendary comic book writer and editor, he wrote an amazing column for Bleeding Cool, replicating his notes for his New York University comic book and graphic novel writing classes he held […]
In a wildly disappointing turn of events, Earth's Mightiest Mortal is revealed to be a fool after dancing with the devil and ending the arc of one of comics' most beloved heroes in one of the most depressing possible ways. Future State #2: Shazam! fails at the conception level because from an execution standpoint, the […]
In today's DC Comics' Future State: The Next Batman #4, we get a clue as to what it is that has traumatised Jace Fox, son of Lucius Fox and led him to becoming The Next Batman. Maybe. In his new down-to-Earth Batmobile, he sees someone in his way. And goes all flashback. Is this a […]
Today's Future State: Superman: Worlds At War#2 from DC Comics gives us another look at how Future State is going to affect the world of Infinite Frontier. We knew that the Future State Midniughter was going to appear in the present day of Infinite Frontier, but it also ties in to just how Mister Miracle […]
The new Future State: The Next Batman #4 from DC Comics features Poison Ivy a number of times. We see her imprisoned alongside other Batman villains as well as the Batgirls. Although maybe it doesn't quite as well as planned. Which is curious, because Poison Ivy is much more adept at fighting off the Magistrate, […]
DC Comics published Batman '66 based on the tonal feel of the Batman TV series, and followed up with Wonder Woman '77 based on that TV series as well. Now DC Comics is to publish two new digital-first series in July, based on the Tim Burton Batman and Richard Donner Superman movies. Batman '89 from […]
In Immortal Hulk #20 we saw a mysterious being, in an issue called Metatron – was this the Voice of God? Approaching a Bruce Banner on an asteroid next to the body of Mister Immortal. Well, that was a clue… While in the opening of the History of The Marvel Universe, we meet Franklin Richards […]
In Death Metal, DC Comics fans of Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon getting together got a moment together. Batman married them both. It was real but then everything got rebooted and restarted, but everything is meant to count, so who knows these days. Which did a lot to wipe out the taste of Jason Todd […]
We've already seen the new look Scarecrow for Infinite Frontier #0. Not so much of the bag on his head. We have also seen Dr Jonathan Crane in Future State: Harley Quinn, having rejected the Scarecrow identity and working for the Magistrate to bring in and incarcerate other Batman villains of Gotham. But what will […]
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The Future State Justice League has given us a Justice League who (supposedly) know little of each other's lives. Knowing each other's secret identities and getting involved romantically, apparently, led to the fall of the original League. But under these new rules, not everyone is playing. Take Aquawoman, Andy, talking to her mother and father, […]
DC Comics has had one hell of a rough year. They fired their publisher, two editors-in-chief and many staffers who had been at the company for decades, with more expected. All as a result of the AT&T buyout of Warners, the pandemic and cuts across the board. But Bleeding Cool understands that it was former […]
Last week was the final week for those DC Comics employees subject to the second wave of redundancies of 2020 – those who took the full three months' notice and who didn't walk out earlier. But where have such DC Comics employees ended up? Some had very attractive "gardening leave" contracts, which means they cannot […]
The Superman DC Comics May 2021 solicitations for Action Comics #1031 by Philip Kennedy Johnson and Daniel Sampere, reads thus; "Warworld Rising" part two! After a war-torn battleship escapes Warworld and makes the perilous journey to Earth, Superman searches for answers about the identities of its mysterious refugees and their apparent link to the planet […]
Last year, DC Comics spent Valentine's Day stating that Harley Quinn was definitely not a couple with Poison Ivy, instead she was spending her day in a hot tub pining over pictures of couples. At which point the Harley Quinn TV series asked for someone to hold their tequila. #ValentinesDay isn't for everyone… #SinglesAwarenessDay pic.twitter.com/L1E3AJxncz […]
Every year since 2013 (aside from last year) DC Comics releases a DC Essential Graphic Novels guide. Aimed at bookstores and libraries, it is an attempt to introduce brand new readers to the comic books they have and available for order as perennial sellers. The DC Essential Graphic Novels guide, therefore, becomes a way to […]
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 is 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 […]
Barbara Gordon, Batgirl was created by Batman television series producer William Dozier, comics editor Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino as a new female counterpart to the superhero Batman that could be introduced into publication and the third season of the TV show simultaneously. The character made her first comic book appearance […]