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.
Every month the comic book companies send out folded promotional posters to the comic book retailer / Diamond accounts. During the month different posters show up for the comic book stores to put up and promote upcoming titles. Most customers are familiar with the stores putting up new posters to show off upcoming titles, but […]
The DC Giants for January started being sold at Walmart around January 17th and included five comics: Batman Giant #3 The Flash Giant #3 Swamp Thing Giant #3 Wonder Woman Giant #3 and the one-shot Birds of Prey Giant #1. Bleeding Cool covered that information and arrival around the same time and noted that four […]
What's the latest with DC Comics scheduling? Inferior Five continues to slip down the schedules. Inferior Five #5 has now slipped two months from the 1st of January to the 4th of March. The final issue, Inferior Five #6 is still scheduled from the 11th of March so expect a change in that too at […]
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. […]
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 […]
Ahead of Final Order Cut-Off dates, a number of publishers release new covers, sometimes tiered to orders of other comics or cover to help boost their numbers. And Bleeding Cool collects them all to be browsed through… and we begin with Angel & Spike #9 FOC Vampire variant from Dan Panosian. Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: Age […]
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 […]
This is how Wonder Woman #86 was originally solicited, before Wonder Woman #84 became #750. WONDER WOMAN #86 (W) Steve Orlando (A) Max Raynor (CA) Guillem March The Event Leviathan fallout continues! While Wonder Woman battled Cheetah on Themyscira and stood with the Justice League against the Legion of Doom, Leviathan struck! Without Diana's help, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Justice League Dark #19 hits stores tomorrow, and it will be writer James Tynion IV's final issue of the series before Ram V takes over as writer… but it didn't have to be that way. In Tynion's newsletter today, the writer revealed that he originally intended to stay on the series until DC changed plans […]
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. […]
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 […]
Action Comics #1019 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by "The Great One" Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr., and we've got a preview below. Here we find Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom preparing for friendly meeting with the villain du jour, Leviathan. Though some members of […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
DC Comics has decided to let folk know what they are planning for the cancelled-then-resolicited Crisis On Infinite Earths Giant #2 and Swamp Thing Giant #2, released in Walmart and then in comic book stores in February. Crisis On Infinite Earths Giant #2 has a cover by Jerry Ordway and features the following new stories, […]
DC Comics has revealed their latest foray into the lucrative YA graphic novel market, as Maggie Stiefvater and Morgan Beem revamp the origins of Swamp Thing for Swamp Thing: Twin Branches. Hitting stores in October, the ogn is aimed at teenage readers and turns the saga of Swamp Thing into "a poignant coming-of-age tale about […]