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.
Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, storyteller, entertainment executive, co-founder of Milestone Comics, co-creator of Static Shock, Hardware, Icon, and Blood Syndicate, and creator and host of San Diego Comic-Con's The Black Panel. He writes From The Edge for Bleeding Cool and ComicMix. Michael Davis writes about his friend and student, John Paul Leon. John Paul Leon was part […]
Yes what is up with DC Comics? Because AT&T is merging WarnerMedia and HBO Max with Discovery Inc, looking to spin it off into a new mega-multimedia streaming company and make bank. We will find out the new company's name later this week but Bleeding Cool really, really wants it to be WMD. We've made […]
Wally West's Quantum Leap adventures continue in The Flash #770, and this time, Wally will come face to face with a classic Golden Age villain: Adolph Hitler. Will punching ensue? It's basically got to, hasn't it? In this preview of the comic, set during World War 2, we see The Flash (old school version) and […]
DC Comics has released a preview of Wonder Girl #1, the latest comic to spin out of DC Future State. Wonder Woman's world will be changed forever by this comic, the solicit claims, which is just DC's way of saying that the Wonder Woman universe will be rocked to its foundations leaving nothing the same […]
In Catwoman #31, the titular Catwoman will rescue Poison Ivy from a test tube in the mansion of a rich art collector. Yes, that's right. Somebody actually found a way to make art collecting even worse than with NFTs. And depending on how you look at it, it might even be worse for the environment. […]
Marvel Comics recently announced Marvel's Voices: Identity #1, a comic to celebrate Asian superheroes and comics creators led by Gene Luen Yang, Greg Pak, Maurene Goo, and more lead an all-star lineup of Asian talent in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. However, unlike DC Comics' Festival Of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration published […]
Ah, Superman Red & Blue. The latest in a long line of recent attempts by comic book publishers to save on ink costs while convincing readers it's some kind of stylistic choice. In this preview of Superman Red & Blue #3, in stores Tuesday from DC Comics, Batman reveals his contempt for the free press. […]
The long-promised greatest part of the Batman/Fortnite crossover is finally here! What? No, it's not the digital codes for in-game merch, you vultures! We're talking about the contents of the comics itself and the meeting of the most bad-ass characters from their respective universes: Batman and Snake Eyes. O course, you don't get to actually […]
A new Villain has come to the streets of Bludhaven, and he's after one of Nightwing's best assets in Nightwing #80. No, not Nightwing's ass. That would be his #1 best asset. This is the second-best: Nightwing's heart. Kali ma… Kali ma… Kali ma, shakthi deh! Check out the preview of Nightwing #80 below and […]
Two stories in Justice League #61 means double the preview pages this week. Double the preview pages means this article met its word count before we even had to type anything. This article meeting its word count means you don't have to read a single one of our snide quips or sarcastic remarks. Aren't you […]
Frank Miller has been taking five-figure comic book art commissions in recent months through Comic Sketch Art. And a few have started to come through to collectors posting them online. This is what $10,000 bought one Legends Moreno, posting it to a private Facebook group, used here with permission. While for the same amount, Don […]
Supergirl has not headlined a new comic series in years. That sucks. But now, she will be headlining a brand new series starting next month. That rules. DC Comics has announced that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, by Tom King, Bilquis Evely, Mat Lopes, and Clayton Cowles will be hitting comic store shelves on June 15. DC sent […]
This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. With the recent rise of violence against Asian Americans in the United States, it's an event that we should all really take to heart and honor by learning more and supporting our neighbors of Asian descent. And who better to lead us all in standing […]
DC Comics is determined to make Clownhunter happen. Bao Pham, the boy with a bat and a batarang dubbed his bat-bat, taking down clowns, in revenge for what the Joker did to his family – and all those who follow the Joker in one shape or other. And now getting his own special Batman: Secret […]
Korean online giant Kakao Entertainment has signed definitive agreements to acquire two American storytelling platforms, Tapas Media, Inc and Radish Media, Inc. The acquisitions are intended to pave the way for Kakao Entertainment to expand its original content business in North America and other English-speaking regions. Tapas is known for its mobile comic book content […]
In this week's Next Batman: Super Sons, we see Jace Fox, The Next Batman, getting his first killing brushed under the carpet by his mum and a big, bad cheque. Imagine what Bruce Wayne's life as Batman would have been if his parents were still around? Scolding The Joker, telling Jim Gordon to pay Bruce […]
In Batman: Urban Legends, Jason Todd – Red Hood, has done a very bad thing. And he knows it, mostly. Indeed he confesses it to Batman. He's a murderer. He may justify his killing, but it was cold blooded murder. This was not self defense, this was not a preservation of life moment when there […]
I don't know if Justice League: The Last Ride is an Elseworld, set on The Elseworld, but it makes for a very entertaining twist on the classic Justice League set up. Which means Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. Okay, not Aquaman. Maybe he'll come along later. We have a Batman with […]
Today sees a new, eagerly awaited comic by Tom King and Jorge Fornes, Rorschach #8, the latest issue of gthe unauthorised sequel to Watchmen. The previous issue made the extraordinary twist of having Frank Miller be the new Rorschach, which plays out in another unexpected fashion. Looks like Frank Miller has been learning his lines.And […]
Back in September, Bleeding Cool got the rumour that many more WildStorm characters would be returning to the DC Universe. The line of comics created and published by Jim Lee were bought out by DC Comics a couple of decades ago, and with Jim Lee now sole DC Publisher, it has seemed a fine time […]