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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Details For DC 100-Page Giants – Superman #2 and From Beyond The Unknown #1

DC Comics has decided to let folk know what they are planning for Superman 100-Page Giant #2  – and we learnt something more about the From Beyond The Unknown oneshot, released in Walmart and then in comic book stores in February and March. Superman Giant #2 has a new cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi […]

Batgirl #44 Makes a Change - No Longer City Of Bane, But Love-Fuelled Dragons

Batgirl #44 Makes a Change – No Longer City Of Bane, But Love-Fuelled Dragons

Batgirl #44 was originally solicited as a City Of Bane aftermath comic book. But it looks as if DC Comics has decided to junk all memories of that particular storyline and move on. So while the comic was solicited thus, with this cover, asking who owns Gotham… BATGIRL #44 (W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Cian Tormey […]

Frank Tieri Rewrites the Marvel Universe in Ravencroft

Suicide Squad #2 – a New Authority For DC Comics? (Spoilers)

Last month's issue did pretty much exactly what it said on the tin. I mean, half-ish. Two of this pretty lot. Magpie, off-panel. …and Cavalier, very much on-panel. A very nasty death there, the kind of thing that a few years ago Paul Levitz would demand be censored or blurred out in The Authority. And […]

Will DC Comics Ever Publish Lee Bermejo: Inside, On Dark Ground Hardcover in English?

Last year, Urban Comics, a DC Comics licensor in France, published a hardcover gallery of Lee Bermejo's work for DC Comics. It included finished art, sketches, work in progress alongside extensive interviews with Lee Bermejo and his colleagues, including writers, colourists, publishers and friends, telling the stories behind the scenes of his work on Batman […]

Frank Tieri Rewrites the Marvel Universe in Ravencroft

Today's Justice League #39 On Whether Doomsday Clock is DC Canon or Not (Spoilers)

This is a panel from towards the end of today's Justice League #39 by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez. With the Spectre and the Phantom Stranger narrating the nature of the character's reality. 'Events that unfolded outside your purview, some disconnected from your reality altogether but deeply felt and impactful.' It's one of a number […]

Warner Bros. Releases a New Batch of "Joker" Promotional Images

The Jokes On Us – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, entertainment executive and co-founder of Milestone. He writes, The granddaddy of all comic book Oscar nominations up to now is The Black Panther for Best Picture and Heath Ledger's win for best supporting actor in 2009. Movies from the superhero genre are the ugly stepchild of the entertainment industry. […]

The Flash #87 [Preview]

Captain Cold Puts the Flash in His Place in The Flash #87 [Preview]

DC Comics releases The Flash #87 this week, by Joshua Williamson and Rafael Sandoval, and we've got a preview below in which Captain Cold really lets The Flash have it.       As Barry Allen reminisces about the good old days… …he's currently locked up with frenemy, Captain Cold. And Captain Cold would really […]

The Flash #750 Will Be LATE – As Will a Few Other DC Comics

A few DC Comics titles are getting a little later. Superman: Heroes, which will follow on from last Wednesday's Superman #19 (and maybe explain all those continuity and content issues) has slipped a couple of weeks from the 23rd of January to the 12th of February. And its own follow-up, Superman: Villains has slipped from […]

As Dan DiDio and DC Comics Come To London, Will They Face Anti-5G Protests?

DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio is coming to London, with a few other DC executives, for the premiere of Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) on the 29th January at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank. No I don't have an invite. But have people been prepared? I […]

Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Meet the DC Universe's Worst Food Critic in Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Suicide Squad #2 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, and we've got a preview of the issue below.   And this preview does offer us a typical dose of superhero black ops action… …which is as we'd expect from a book like Suicide Squad. But this book […]