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.
Today sees the final issue of Flash Forward #6 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth. Following on from Heroes In Crisis, it was intended to return Wally West back to the DC Universe in some form, after killing a bunch of heroes accidentally but then covering it up and pinning the blame on Harley Quinn […]
Did you get a copy of Batman #89 today? What about at last night's midnight opening for Wolverine #1? If so, well done. They have sold copies for $30 each on eBay today, even after we pointed out that Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend, was only in it for a speech balloon and a mouth […]
Tomorrow's Batman #89 has been hyped p as the first appearance of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend. Designed by Jorge Jimenez, she is to play a major role in the upcoming Joker War storyline written by James Tynion IV, the new Batman ongoing comic book writer. As a result of such hype, advance copies of […]
Not long ahead of the upcoming D.C. Comics film Wonder Woman 1984, Ravensburger's new board game, entitled Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons, is set to be released in March of 2020! Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons is a strategy board game by Ravensburger, a company quite well-known for their jigsaw puzzles. The board game […]
Bleeding Cool has been reporting on this publishing plan led by publisher Dan DiDio at DC Comics since the summer. A new generation of DC Comics characters to follow the laid- out Four Generations of DC Comics superheroes. The Fifth Generation would have new individuals take the traditional roles held in the big superhero books. And we started to get […]
He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #4 is in stores from DC Comics this week, as the Multiverse-threatening Anti-He-Man's plans reach the Eternia from the 1980s He-Man cartoon. By the power of Greyskull, we've got a preview below… As we check in on He-Man, Man-at-Arms, and Orko, looking like they haven't aged a day. […]
Metal Men #5 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Dan Didio, Shane Davis, and Michelle Delecki. We've got a preview below, in which the Metal Men attend Robocon. And like any convention, a bad case of the crud is going around. But a virus for robots is a little bit different […]
Wonder Twins #12 concludes this week at DC Comics (for now at least), by Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne. We've got a preview below. In which the titular twins have effectively saved the day by assisting the Math family. Though they may not have time to savor their victory… As the Justice League may not […]
Titans: Burning Rage concludes at DC Comics this week, by Dan Jurgens, Scot Eaton, and Wayne Faucher. We've got a preview below. I which we find Titans Tower under attack. And the Titans defeated… Well, most of them anyway. Starfire is still standing. But she has one weakness: not wanting to see her friends die. […]
This weekend saw the arrival of a new DC 100-Page Giant, From Beyond The Unknown. It won't be in comic book stores for about five weeks, but here's a glimpse ahead of what lies inside the pages – three new stories and three reprints. And it begins with A-List artist Kenneth Rocafort telling a Green […]
James Tynion IV came to Batman following a long run from Tom King that divided fandom, rather. I was on the 'YAY' side. But I am also enjoying Tynion's run, a couple of issues in. But how to separate it? Tynion IV wrote a letter to Jorge Jimenez, artist on the upcoming Joker War, and […]
Copies of Batman #89, out this Wednesday, has already sold copies on eBay for $35 raw and $130 in CGC 9.8. And all because it has the first appearance of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend. But it also has the first appearance of The Designer. Will he be Domino or Gideon to Punchline's Deadpool in this […]
Copies of Batman #89, out this Wednesday, has already sold copies on eBay for $35 raw and $130 in CGC 9.8. And all because it has the first appearance of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend. James Tynion IV took to his mailing list and shared his original description to Joker War artist Jorge Jimenez, and […]
Bleeding Cool has been closely following the progress of Wally West's butt in its journey toward a certain Mobius chair fastened out of Brainiac. Flash Forward by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth wraps up this week, and we've got a preview. With a variant cover that gives the fans what they want. But in the […]
Legion of Super-Heroes #4 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by "The Great One" Brian Bendis, Ryan Sook, and Mikel Janin. Why two artists, you ask? Because this issue will tell us the origin of Bendis's reboot of the Legion. An origin that will be experienced through the eyes… or mind… of […]
Teen Titans #39 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson, and Eduardo Pansica. But before then, a preview… In which the Titans are working out an important detail live on a mission. Because what is a superhero team without a great catchphrase? Of course, the phrase is technically […]
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #8 is in stores from DC Comics this week, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber, and we've got a preview below. In which Julian Olsen is having a difficult time enjoying his morning coffee. That's because Jimmy Olsen is parodying the Reign of the Supermen story arc. With four different […]
Nightwing #69 is in stores from DC Comics this week, and it seems like the perfect number to finally address the lingering issue of Nightwing's Dick. Of course, we're referring to his name, Dick Grayson, which Nightwing has been refusing to go by since getting shot in the head, using the much less popular Ric […]
In December, Supergirl #37 got a new creative team of Jody Houser and Rachael Stott, replacing Marc Andreyko, Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira but went right into the Infected storyline, with Kara turned into a Dark Dimension version of herself, with a Kryptonian twist, as part of the DC Year Of The Villain storyline. And it […]
We all know what happened to Batman #89 and Hell Arisen #3. Not yet published, they are already going for stupid money on eBay in advance. Well at least retailers will know about this one well in advance. Because even though Punchline debuts in next week's Batman #89, selling for up to $40 in advance […]