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.


Brian Bendis Superman Run Comes to A End In December

Brian Bendis Superman Run Comes to A End In December

  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 Jill Thompson Cover Art Up For Auction At Heritage

Harley Quinn Jill Thompson Cover Art Up For Auction At Heritage

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 […]

Batman Beyond Cancelled Aquaman Endless Winter DC December Solicits

Batman Beyond Cancelled, Aquaman Endless Winter, DC December Solicits

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 […]

DC Comics Runs #BlackLivesMatter Messaging &#8211 Will It Go Further

DC Comics Runs #BlackLivesMatter Messaging – Will It Go Further?

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. […]

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

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 December 2020 Solicitations Frankensteined &#8211 Endless Winter

DC Comics December 2020 Solicitations Frankensteined – Endless Winter

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 […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

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 […]

Animal Kingdom to Poison Ivy &#8211 The Daily LITG 11th September 2020

Animal Kingdom to Poison Ivy – The Daily LITG, 11th September 2020

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 […]

The Joker Snake Returns For More Tales From The Dark Multiverse

The Joker Snake Returns For More Tales From The Dark Multiverse

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 […]

Tom King Clay Manns Batman/Catwoman Finally Scheduled For December

Tom King, Clay Mann's Batman/Catwoman Finally Scheduled For December

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 […]

The Walmart Report: DC is Back After 3 Months Away

The Walmart Report: DC is Back, After 3 Months Away

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 […]

Batman Fights A Dragon On Iconic Cover On Auction At Heritage

Batman Fights A Dragon On Iconic Cover On Auction At Heritage

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 2021 Spoilers: A New Name for Poison Ivy

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Name for Poison Ivy

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 […]

Superman Remembers Lana Lang Was Superwoman Not That Lois Lane Died

Superman Remembers Lana Lang Was Superwoman, Not That Lois Lane Died?

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 […]

DC Comics Repackages Road To 5G As Generations: Shattered

DC Comics Repackages Road To 5G As Generations: Shattered

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 […]

Confirmed: Batman Black &#038 White Returns in December

Confirmed: Batman Black & White Returns in December

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 […]

Christian Cooper Turns Central Park Incident Into Free Comic For DC

Christian Cooper Turns Central Park Incident Into Free Comic For DC

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 […]

Confirmed: Three Jokers #1 Gets A Second Print &#8211 and a 1:25 Variant

Confirmed: Three Jokers #1 Gets A Second Print – and a 1:25 Variant

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 […]

The DC Multiverse As Seen By Maxwell Lord Darkseid and The Trinity

The DC Multiverse As Seen By Maxwell Lord, Darkseid and The Trinity

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 […]

The Synmar Have Been Watching All Along &#8211 Superman #25 (Spoilers)

The Synmar Have Been Watching All Along – Superman #25 (Spoilers)

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 […]