For questions about all DC Comics' properties or the company as a whole, including decisions made by the studio regarding those properties. Only use with tag [comics] if limiting answers to comics, not movies or other works. When asking questions about the film universe, Arrowverse, or animated universe use the relevant tags, i.e., [dcau], [dceu] or [arrowverse].
DC Comics, Inc., founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications, is one of the largest and most successful comic book companies in the world. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner.
DC Comics produces periodicals and other materials featuring a large number of well-known and beloved characters, including:
- The martian-manhunter J'onn J'onzz
- The justice-league (which includes many of those listed above)
and other heroes and teams. DC is equally famous for its villains, including:
- The Riddler
- The Penguin
- General Zod
- The Ultra-Humanite
- Gorilla Grodd
- The Cyborg Superman
The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series Detective Comics, in which Batman first appeared. (Superman had his first appearance in Action Comics). DC Comics has its headquarters at 1700 Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York. Random House distributes DC Comics' periodicals and graphic novels to general booksellers, while Diamond Comic Distributors supplies dedicated comic book shops.
DC Comics and its major longtime competitor Marvel Comics (currently owned by Time Warner's rival The Walt Disney Company) together shared over 80% of the American comic-book market as of 2008.
Use this tag for questions about all DC Comics' properties or the company as a whole, including decisions made by the studio regarding those properties. Only use with comics if limiting answers to comics, not movies or other works.