DC Comics (founded in 1934 by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson as National Allied Publications) is an American comic book company. Its top rival is Marvel Comics. It is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics, whose initials "DC" mean Detective Comics, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name, is best well-known for making "superhero" comic books. DC Comics is very famous in the modern art subject Graphics.
Their fictional characters are:
- Wonder Woman
- Green Lantern
- The Flash
- Black Canary
- Green Arrow
- Martian Manhunter
Most of their material takes place in the fictional DC Universe, which also features teams such as:
Their most well-known villains are:
- The Joker
- Lex Luthor
- The Cheetah
- Ra's al Ghul
- Black Adam
DC Comics is one of the largest, oldest and most successful American comic book companies in the world. It has also published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo. DC Comics has also made movies, video games and cartoons about the characters, which has made them even more popular.
References[change | change source]
- "DC Entertainment Chronology". http://www.comicbookbin.com/dcchronologyplatinumage_001.html. Retrieved 2008-10-18.