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.
Here's the solicitation for Batman #106 in March, following on from Infinite Frontier. BATMAN #106 written by JAMES TYNION IV art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ backup story written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON backup story art by GLEB MELNIKOV ON SALE 3/2/21 $4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC Following the tragic events of […]
James Tynion IV's newsletter continues to be a wealth of information. And a wealth of Bleeding Cool articles. Tynion talks about which books he will be writing in the DC Infinite Frontier comic book in March kicking off the DC Infinite relaunch that follows Future State. Tynion states in The Empire Of The Tiny Onion […]
So, a fair few big-name comic book creators and retailers have seen the new Wonder Woman 1984 movie. I saw it a couple of weeks ago on the biggest screen I could and thought it was rather fun. A sentiment not shared by many in the comics industry though, it seems. Frank Cho: Just saw […]
Today sees the publication of two Dark Nights: Death Metal-related books, The Last 52 and Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Metal. Lots of stories from lost of creators, all smooshed together, such as with First & Last Men by Magdalene Visaggio, Paul Pelletier and Norm Rapmund, So we have a sequel to Death Metal #6 […]
In Batman #103, Clownhunter went for Harley Quinn in a big way, blaming her for the Joker's actions, something she didn't take too kindly to, let alone any responsibility. Ghost-Maker got in the way of that, but the situation reared its head again in Batman #104. With the news that the Joker killed his parents […]
Catwoman: Soulstealer time? Not quite yet. Two of the DC Kids/YA graphic novels have been delayed and rescheduled for August 2021. Indestructibles: The First Fracture by Ridley Pearson and Berat Pekmezci was originally scheduled for 9th of March, but is now scheduled for the 3rd of August 2021. While Catwoman: Soulstealer by Louise Simonson, Sarah J. Maas, Samantha Dodge and Brett Ryans, was […]
Yesterday Bleeding Cool posted a little of comic book creator Gleb Melnikov's critique of an issue of Venom a few months ago, that went viral. And, to be fair, is still going viral. "please don't do this. you have 20 pages of superhero comic – you don't wanna waste 3 of them on the exact […]
Ram V is one of a number of Britain-based comic book writers who have doing rather well in the US comic book industry of late. Ram V is part of the White Noise studio that includes Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters and Ryan O'Sullivan, but also part of a social group that includes Si Spurrier, Kieron […]
Lilliam Rivera is author of children's books including YA novel Never Look Back, a retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice set in New York. Her other books include Dealing in Dreams, The Education of Margot Sanchez, and the middle-grade novel Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit. And in 2021, she will see the publication […]
This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what is known as the "Wednesday Warriors", those who can't wait till the weekend to get this week's comics. Though thanks to DC, Tuesday Titans too. If any other […]
The new Harley Quinn comic book from DC Comics in March 2021 looks like it is trying to turn Harley Quinn into a true protagonist in the classic form of the word. No longer acting as a villain, no longer acting as a reactive protagonist who finds herself in situations that she then has to […]
The week between Christmas and New Year can be a time when comic collectors are off their game. Too busy with things like family pressures, watching sports or complaining online about how lame Wonder Woman 1984 is. Which could mean there are massive deals to be had at auction while other collectors are looking the […]
Literally starting off with a bang, Red Hood #52 steeps itself in a vibe that is unlike any other in Gotham and gives Jason Todd a crash course in the clash between urban subcultures and gentrification. There's a brilliant piece of misdirection that allows the story to take a surprising swing that clinches the victory for […]
Doick Grayson is returning to the DC Universe with his head back on straight – and turned by Barbara Gordon in Nightwing #78 by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, spinning out of Infinite Frontier. And we have a look at what is to come… And Dick Grayson seems to be bringing a new partner into […]
Batman Urban Legends is a new anthology series from DC Comics set in the Gotham side of the DC Universe, and its first issue out in March 2021 will debut with a red hood story by Chip Zdarsky and Eddy Barrows. Here is a brief sneak peek and a look ahead. BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #1 […]
Here's a little look ahead at the new Justice League kicking off after Future State with Brian Bendis and David Marquez, following Infinite Frontier from DC Comics. And we have the Justice League hanging around, with The Flash wearing a lab coat on top of his suit? With Naomi in the heart of the action, with […]
It really is the most peculiar thing. A kid's graphic novel starring one John Constantine, and written by the amazing Squirrel Girl and Romeo And/Or Juliet writer Ryan North. And called The Mystery Of The Meanest Teacher. We've had a look at some of the artwork from Derek Charm; now we have a little more. […]
We have a look at the upcoming The Joker comic book from James Tynion IV and Guillem March, with inked, uncoloured and unlettered pages that reveal a little. With Jim Gordon on a manhunt for the Joker and going to Abernathy's Bar – named after Batman editor Ben Abernathy. And haunted in his dreams by […]
New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine Poison Ivy from DC Comics antihero with a gothic-horror twist. Published later in 2021, Bleeding Cool has a preview of the original graphic novel, Poison Ivy – Thorns – which might give a flavour of what's to come. There's something […]
The Batman series by James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Morey will be gone for a couple of months, courtesy of DC Comics' Future State. And when it comes back? From this Batman #106 preview, it looks like Barbara Gordon will still be playing Oracle's role to Bruce Wayne's Batman. And we also get […]