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.
The DC Comics solicitations for the Superman titles in December 2020 reveals some notable language. Action Comics #1028 is described as "Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with "House of Kent: Epilogue"!" while Superman #28 is "the Man of Steel's last stand in this […]
Harley Quinn artwork has been burning up the aftermarket for years now, and cover artists have had a field day with her. So many great covers and pieces of art are out there, but the special ones always will command a higher dollar amount. Up for auction right now over at Heritage, part of Dallas […]
Well looks like Aquaman may be cancelled – just not yet. Aquaman #66 is now one of the Endless Winter crossovers written by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz and taking over a bunch of the Justice League books, with Justice League: Endless Winter #1 and #2, The Flash, Justice League, Justice League Dark. Aquaman and […]
This week saw DC Comics publish a free digital comic book written by Christian Cooper, It's A Bird. A fictionalised version of the event that this former Marvel editor and Star Trek writer went through in Central Park that made international headlines and preceded the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the killing of George Floyd. […]
As the long-standing storyline of Batman And The Outsiders draws nearer to its denouement, two costumed heroes make all-star showings as Batman plays the background. They face the immortal eco-terrorist Ra's Al Ghul, who has acquired an energy weapon that could get him closer to his Thanos-esque goal of population reduction. The best parts about […]
DC Comics will probably announce their December 2020 solicitations ahead of this weekend's DC Fandome too. Here's a look at everything they have rustled up so far, Frankensteined together, as is our wont. And it begins with just a title – Endless Winter. ENDLESS WINTER #1 TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: WAR OF THE […]
This is how you create a new Batman villain if you are James Tynion IV. Take a noun. Take a traditional occupation. But the former before the latter. Clownhunter. Ghost-Maker. Punchline is close. The Designer also. But Bleeding Cool has been tipped off about a third. Okay, he might actually have been co-creator by writer […]
The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. And at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. Whether that's Supernatural, Animal Kingdom, Poison Ivy or more. The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before […]
DC Comics has announced three new Tales from the Dark Multiverse comic book one-shots in December, playing off previous big event storylines including for the first time, the first Metal arc. Could the Joker Snake be eating its own tale? TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: WAR OF THE GODS #1 (December 1) Written by VITA […]
Once upon a time, Tom King was fired from his Batman run, twenty issues shy of its planned completion. His run ended with City of Bane, and James Tynion IV took the book on. As a kind of sop, Tom King was given a twelve-issue spinoff to finish his storyline in a non-continuity fashion with […]
DC's departure from Diamond was the first big change that has come about, as other changes, such as the upcoming departure of many of DC's editorial staff, have grabbed a lot of attention. One change that didn't get quite as much attention was the change over of going from the DC Giant Line to DC […]
Taking bids for only a couple more hours, this key Batman comic from the Silver Age features not only the Caped Crusader taking on a dragon, but it is the first Silver Age appearance of The Penguin, one of his oldest foes. Also soon to be played onscreen by Colin Farrell in The Batman. #155 […]
DC Comics has had a Poison Ivy problem for a while. There has been a division at the company between those who want to see her to return to the villain-with-a-point role. An ecological terrorist and maybe someone who has a thing for Batman, or who Batman may have a thing for. With a power […]
In Superman #25, Clark Kent meets up with Lana Lang, now at the Daily Star, and they talk – and remember – stuff. All the time the Synmar have been watching, plotting and preparing. But Brian Bendis also takes the chance to clarify what Superman remembers – and what he doesn't. At one point, there […]
Once upon a time DC's Generations series was to lead up to a big reboot/relaunch of DC Comics with a Crisis, an ageing of the main superhero line and new characters taking over the lead books, as part of 5G or Generation Five. But then publisher Dan DiDio was fired and DC Comics took advantage […]
Earlier this year, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics had moved some creators from certain books onto a new Batman: Black And White series, rather than furlough them or tell them to stop working. Today, DC Comics has confirmed that series exists and will be launching in December. Batman Black and White was a series […]
It was Hannibal Tabu who recently noted that the three most senior figures at DC Comics right now are all people of colour. Expectations and attitudes are changing, and through their publication of super-heroic fiction, comics and comic book characters have been pushing through regarding the idea of representation. Today DC Comics has launched a […]
One week ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Batman: The Three Jokers #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok was going to a second printing on top of its reported 300,000 sales from DC Comics, for October 13th. Today, they confirmed the news, and the date, and showed off the covers. With the Joker […]
DC Comics seems to be going through a bit of a Multiverse-obsession right now. When did it not? It today's comics, however, everyone seems to want to have a go. In today's Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman take a peek across the realities to the Crisis Worlds, each a […]
HG Wells War Of The Worlds famously begins "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and […]