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.
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 […]
The Aquababy is coming! Well, at least that's the plan. But in this preview of Aquaman #57, out next week from DC Comics by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques, things don't always go according to plan. As Mera collapses after battling Black Manta… She needs medical attention, but there's just one […]
Ahead of FOC on Monday, February 17, DC reveals the full contents of Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. The anniversary book was solicited as being written by Marv Wolfman, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Judd Winick, James Tynion IV, Amy Wolfram, Robbie Thompson, Adam Glass, Peter J. Tomasi and more, with artists […]
Bleeding Cool pointed out that the climactic goodbye kiss between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy appeared to have been rather bowdlerised in the final issue of the mini-series, out this past week – still with a splash page, but now just a peck on the forehead. Others seem to have agreed and for Valentine's Day […]
Diamond has provided the first of the year's marketshare reports. Of late, DC Comics has been pushing its head above the psychologically important 30% marketshare, often denied it. but in the first month of 2020, it slipped under again, for both unit and retail marketshare, despite topping the chart with its ten-dollar Wonder Woman #750 […]
Plenty haveteased but here they all are in the virtual flesh, DC Comics' May 2020 solicitations. No Frankensteining necessary. Images at the gallery below… DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #1 written by SCOTT SNYDER art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION card stock foil cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Batman variant cover by DAVID […]
Amazon lists the upcoming Suicide Squad Vol 1 Hardcover collecting Suicide Squad #1 to #6 by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo for August. But international book listing service Penguin/Random House International has a different listing for that volume, scheduled for October called Suicide Squad: The Complete Tom Taylor Series, with the same #1 to #6. […]
Joker: Killer Smile, Godeon Falls and Old Man Logan series creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, the final third issue of which is out next week, will be creating a sequel to the Black Label series, out in May. The Joker: Killer Smile miniseries tells the story of psychotherapist Dr. Ben Arnell, and his study […]
DC Comics are dropping the latest of their DC Timeline rewriting bombs, that Bleeding Cool has been reporting, following and interpreting for some time. Generation One: Age Of Mysteries by Andy Schmidt and Doug Mahnke will take place in the First Generation of the DC Universe, which begins with the emergence of Wonder Woman during […]