12 Facts About DC Comics


DC Comics, Inc is an American comic book publisher and the flagship unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

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DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, with their first comic under the DC banner being published in 1937.

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DC Comics has published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Fables and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo.

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Originally in Manhattan at 432 Fourth Avenue, the DC Comics offices have been located at 480 and later 575 Lexington Avenue; 909 Third Avenue; 75 Rockefeller Plaza; 666 Fifth Avenue; and 1325 Avenue of the Americas.

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The character Doctor Occult, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in December 1935 within the issue No 6 of New Fun DC Comics, is considered as the earliest recurring superhero created by DC that is still used.

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DC Comics created a second recurring title called New Comics No 1 released in December 1935 which would be the start of the long-running Adventure Comics series featuring many anthology titles as well.

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Wheeler-Nicholson's next and final title, Detective DC Comics, advertised with a cover illustration dated December 1936, eventually premiered three months late with a March 1937 cover date.

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Shortly afterwards, Detective DC Comics, Inc purchased the remains of National Allied, known as Nicholson Publishing, at a bankruptcy auction.

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Fawcett DC Comics was formed around 1939 and would end up as DC's original competitor company in the next decade.

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DC Comics industry experienced a brief boom in the early 1990s, thanks to a combination of speculative purchasing and several storylines which gained attention from the mainstream media.

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In May 2011, DC announced it would begin releasing digital versions of their comics on the same day as paper versions.

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DC Comics did not give a reason for the move, nor did it indicate whether it was his decision or the company's.

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