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.
DC Comics is offering relief to children stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic… and perhaps more importantly, to parents stuck inside with them. DC has launched DC Kids Camp, an online program of activities, videos, and comics for kids to enjoy online while parents do their best to work from home amidst the constant […]
Oh had you forgotten all about 5G? Well, maybe in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, DC Comics has as well. But plenty of plans were already in place and have been moving forward. Including it seems, today's Legion Of Super-Heroes #5 by Brian Bendis and Ryan Sook. Now, those keen readers of Bleeding Cool's […]
Should Superman return to rocking a mullet? That's the question posed by Superman's official Twitter account, which teased that the Man of Steel is thinking of growing out his hair to the classic 1990s look. Thinking of growing the hair out again 👊 pic.twitter.com/hRD95hlC6C — Superman (@DCSuperman) March 24, 2020 But writer Tom Taylor quickly […]
I have been writing this article for almost twenty-four hours. Been talking to senior comic book industry figure after another. The problem is, the second I get a hold of what might actually be going on, the situation changes from under me. But everyone is agreeing that this current coronavirus pandemic, and the reaction to […]
Bleeding Cool is trying to stay on top of the current effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the comic book industry. We have already been told that Diamond Comic Distributors is closing its doors to all new product, though comics, books, magazine, toys, games, etc that they have already received will still be distributed if […]
Wonder Woman has only been living in Boston for a few issues, but she already has an unexpected houseguest in this preview of Wonder Woman #754. It's Princess Maxima of Almerac, and she knows how to make an entrance. Maxima needs Wonder Woman's help fighting the Patriarchy. Maxima doesn't want to marry a king. She […]
As more and more states implement full lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic, it seems like the entire United States will soon be ordered to stay at home. But has the pandemic reached all the way to the 32nd century? That seems to be the case in this preview of Legion of Super-Heroes #5. As […]
Is this a preview of Justice League Dark #21, or one of those preachy anti-smoking ads? The preview begins with a flashback. A flashback with naughty smoking. Of a cigarette! And look at the consequences! Meanwhile, Zatanna chills with John Constantine, another filthy smoker. They're looking through the rot. The rot of lung cancer? […]
Supergirl #40 is in stores from DC Comics next week, finally concluding a storyline which as taken on an entirely new connotation in the world of coronavirus pandemic. Supergirl is infected with something worse than the coronavirus: the stupidity of the dumbest character ever created in comics, The Batman Who Laughs. Wonder Woman is doing […]
For decades, Batman has been waging a war on crime in Gotham City, a war which consists primarily of dressing up as a bat and beating the crap out of mentally ill criminals. But is there a more effective way? While Batman continues his usual dark and brooding quest in Detective Comics #1021, Two-Face has […]
Action Comics #1021 is in stores from DC Comics next week, the conclusion of this latest story arc which sees Superman at the Mercy of Lex Luthor and Leviathan. The Legion of Doom have defeated the Justice League and Young Justice, and they've got Superman on the ropes as well. And Lex Luthor and his […]
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. […]
The April edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on Wednesday, March 25th (Thursday in the UK now it seems) and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning June 2020. Unless things change. The front cover features Dark […]
Dollhouse Family #6 has slipped just one week from the 8th of April to the 15th April. And Far Sector #6 has slipped from the 22nd of April to the 28th/ These are the kind of delays usually ignored by Bleeding Cool but they put the rest into some kind of context. Birds of Prey […]
As anticipation for "The Joker War builds toward its opening chapter in Batman #95 (for those who can get into a comic shop), DC Comics announces that Batman will continue to have 1:25 card stock variant covers on each issue. Following on the well-received 1:25 variant cover featuring Punchline added to issue #92, these new […]
Today, I have been talking to comic book retailers, publishers and distributors alike, looking at the effect that the coronavirus pandemic is having on comic book stores and the comics industry as a whole, and it is not looking good. To the extent that this could mean the end of the direct market as we […]
The Anniversary titles that DC Comics has been publishing of late have, since Wonder Woman #750, been laying out the new DC Comics Timeline. Even as it is in flux, now that DC Publisher Dan DiDio has been let go. And certainly the new Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular out two days ago did […]
Okay, time for some light coronavirus reading. Twilight of the Superheroes was a series proposal for DC Comics by Alan Moore, written around 1985 and 1986. Differences between Moore and DC, principally over the rights to Watchmen and V For Vendetta, saw him withdraw from the project. It was never published, though aspects have appeared […]
Today sees the publication of the utterly gorgeous Batman #91 – we already looked at the best-looking Joker in decades courtesy of Jorge Jimenez, earlier this morning, but Harley Quinn and Catwoman aren't looking too shabby either. And we get to hear what Harley Quinn thinks of Catwoman's relationship with Batman too. Catwoman is a […]
There's no appearance of Punchline in any DC Comics book today, just saying. Not Nightwing #70, not Batman #91 and not Hell Arisen #4. Red lettering on black balloons, it's not great is it. Hang on, let me squint… You think you destroyed the Justice League but they were pulled to safety by the great […]