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.
Day 1 of C2E2 is in the books. DC had a strong presence, giving away comics all day for free to anyone who walked by the booth, including issues of Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and Dark Knight Metal to name a few. In addition you could get you photo taken in a choice of scenes […]
As backorders continue to come in, Batman #90 has sold out At a distributor and publisher level, ahead of its March 4th on-sale date in comic stores. And as a result, DC is rushing back to press for a second printing. This marks the second subsequent pre-on-sale sellout for the series, following Punchline's debut in […]
The Friday afternoon DC Nation panel was about five minutes late getting underway at C2E2, prompting some jokes about the recent firing of Dan DiDio impacting DC panels. Eventually the creators arrived and the panel got underway. The moderator, Amy Dallen of DC Daily, introduced the panelists and asked how they felt about being in […]
Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan are halfway through their series The Batman's Grave, and are going to take a planned month's publishing break to get caught up. But that break won't be reflected in the collection. Because, it appears, rather that twp 6-issue series, DC Comics will be going for the full twelve-issue […]
I understand that it is too late to affect Flash #750, out at C2E2today and in comic stores on Wednesday. But it appears that a number of writers who have been working on upcoming comic books in line with the new DC Timeline, as of yesterday are being asked to make significant changes. The original […]
Oh boy. So, your tulip Batman #89, the first cameo appearance of the Joker's new girlfriend Punchline that came out on February 19th, have been selling for up to $50 on eBay. with her first full (if silent) appearance, Hell Arisen #3 published on February 26th, going for a similar amount. Brian Hibbs has written […]
There's been a lot of noise of late that, apparently, Warners/AT&T is going to close the comics publishing side of DC Comics if the planned 5G publishing plan is not a success. I heard it around a month to ago, but it didn't strike me as anything special, or notable. Because I heard the same […]
DC has announced contents for Batman Giant #4 and The Flash Giant #4, both on Final Order Cutoff this week for comic stores, and already rolling out around Walmart and mass-media outlets. Batman Giant #4's cover by Ed Benes and Eber Ferreira and includes these new stories: Concrete Jungle, a 16-page Batman story written by […]
There are delays for all you Punchline second print watchers as Batman #89 and Hell Arisen #3 slip a week from the 4th of March to the 11th of March. And there are further delays for some of our favourites. Batman Vs Ra's Al Ghul #5 slips again, now from the 29th of January to […]
Brian Hibbs owns the Comix Experience chain of comic stores in San Francisco. In his time, he has managed to sue Marvel Comics and get them to change their publishing policy. And he has something to say about this week's Hell Arisen #3, published today and selling for up to $50 on eBay, one week […]
Monsieur Mallah is a superintelligent anthropomorphic gorilla supervillain, and loyal servant to the Brain. Created by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani, they first appeared in Doom Patrol #86 in 1964, As a scientist, the man who would one day become known as the Brain performed experiments on animals to raise their intelligence. One of these […]
Oh, some people are going to be rather annoyed about this. I'd heard the rumour, but it has now gone official on Diamond's website and retailers are expected to be informed by DC Comics later today. The first Punchline cover, featuring the new girlfriend of The Joker, drawn by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau, was to have […]
Not too long ago, Bleeding Cool ran the story, What If… DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes and 5G Were Planning a Similar Story to House Of X? I wrote of X-Men writer Jonathan Hickman, Before he took the Marvel shilling (and I understand it was a sizeable shilling) I get the word that he proposed Legion […]
When the character of Suzie Su was first introduced in Red Hood And The Outlaws #2 in 2011 by Scott Lobdell, drawn by Kenneth Rocafort, it wasn't the most subtle or sympathetic of portrayals. An organised crime figure in Hong Kong, with her own enforcers, she was also one of DC's first trans characters. However, […]
Today sees the publication of Hell Arisen #3, with Lex Luthor and the Joker teaming up to defeat The Batman Who Laughs and his many infected DC superheroes. Who do you want to lose most? But the real reason the comic is getting so much attention is the first full appearance of the Joker's new […]
Today's Action Comics #1020 drops a shoe from Brian Bendis' run on Young Justice, with Conner Kent – the Superboy/Lex Luthor clone who really shouldn't exist in this continuity, meeting Superman. But rather that having some emotional moment, or a tonne of exposition, it's hurried and rushed, because Superman – and the Justice League – […]
Meghan Fitzmartin is best known as her role as executive assistant to the showrunner on the TV show Supernatural, then becoming a staff writer on the show. But in comics-related media, she co-hosts a podcast called "Wine and Comics" with Topher Harless, has written and produced an audio drama called Red Rhino about a high school […]
On the 13th of June, 2019, Bleeding Cool made the first mention of something DC Comics was planning called 5G. We had no idea what it was. All we knew was that it was, "something that is, or has, been planned at DC Comics at the upper creative and editorial echelons." It took until October […]
Geoffrey Thorne was an actor through the eighties and nineties, most prominently as one of the leads in long-running In The Heat Of The Night TV remake cop show as Sgt. Wilson Sweet. In 2000, he changed careers to become a writer, initially a Star Trek novelist, finalist in the Writers of the Future contest, he […]
Every week your Local Comic Book shop gets in the weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell our fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]