1940 -
Number of Issues:
37824
Web Site:
http://www.dccomics.com/

Used brand emblems:

Brand Emblem Name Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
A DC Publication 152 1940 1944 The first DC brand. Followed by "A Superman DC Publication". It continued being used for "Picture Stories from the Bible" after the main titles had switched away.
A DC TV Comic [bullet] 57 1977 1981
A DC TV Comic [character] 18 1976 1977
A DC TV Comic; Whitman 0 1979 1980
A Superman DC Publication 1404 1941 1949 Previously "A DC Publication" and followed by "Superman DC National Comics".
A Superman DC Publication; U.S. Navy 6 1944 1945 Both brands on the covers of educational giveaway comics prepared for the U.S. Navy by DC/National done during 1944-1945.
A Tor Book; DC 2
Abril Jovem; DC 18
Abril; DC 172
Bilal Library; Humanoids; DC Comics 5 2004 2005
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]; DC [bullet] 10 1999 2002
Dark Horse Comics; DC 13 1997
Dark Horse Comics; DC 31
DC All Star 25 2005 2008 Used on two series: All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder and All Star Superman. All Star Wonder Woman was thought to be in the works.
DC and Marvel Present 3 1981 1982 Used for joint publications with DC.
DC Archive Editions 159 1989 2014
DC Blue Ribbon Digest 102 1979 1985
DC Comics 53 2000 2010 "DC Comics" in type, used primarily with collected editions of material that originated outside of DC, such as Will Eisner's Spirit and Elfquest, but also the DC Comics Classics Library.
DC Comics Millennium Editions 62 2000 2001 Brand logo appears as a gold foil seal on the covers of this series of DC reprint comics.
DC Comics Publications 22 1999 2000 Used in May 1999 issues of Adventure Comics, All-American Comics, All Star Comics, National Comics, Sensation Comics, Smash Comics, Star Spangled Comics and Thrilling Comics. Used in 2000 for DC 2000 #1-2 limited series.
DC Comics Pulp Heroes 20 1997 1997
DC Comics The Joe Kubert Library 8 2001 2010
DC Comics The Will Eisner Library 15 2000 2002
DC Comics; 2000 AD 19 2004 2005
DC Comics; DC [bullet] 14 1998 1998 Both logos are used on #1,000,000 issues of November 1998. DC One Million 80-Page Giant #1,000,000 (August 1999) was the only #1,000,000 tie-in that didn't use this brand. It used just the DC [bullet] logo.
DC Comics; DC [swirl] 1 2008 2008
DC Comics; Vertigo 1 1997 1997 This has the DC Comics logo on top of the Vertigo logo.
DC Digest Comic 1 1972 1972 Vertical rectangle reading downward "D digest C comic". Used on Tarzan Digest # 1, and apparently only there.
DC Entertainment 35 2012 2013 Same as DC [peel], but with words DC Entertainment rather than DC Comics. According to the web site in February 2014, "DC Entertainment is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.... DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world."
DC Nation 12 2012 2013 Same as DC [peel], but with words DC Nation rather than DC Comics. Accompanies television programming on Cartoon Network. Used both for the cartoons and for companion comic books.
DC National Comics 18 1952 1954 Mutt & Jeff #56-72 and #74 used a DC National Comics logo. The top half of the logo where Superman would be is blank.
DC Silver Edition 11 1992 1993
DC [block] 57 1970 1974
DC [bullet - Johnny DC] 69 2004 2005
DC [bullet] 13972 1977 2011 Commonly called the DC bullet. Designed by Milton Glaser. Replaced by the DC Swirl. It was briefly revived in 2011 for the DC Retroactive 1980s and 1990s titles.
DC [bullet]; C Comico 2 1993 1993
DC [bullet]; Elseworlds 199 1991 2005
DC [bullet]; Homage Comics 9 1999 2000
DC [bullet]; Malibu 2 1994 1995
DC [bullet]; Marvel Comics; Elseworlds 1 1996 1996
DC [bullet]; Milestone 259 1993 2009
DC [bullet]; TSR 126 1988 1991
DC [bullet]; WildStorm WS Signature Series 1 2005 2005
DC [bullet]; WS [Wildstorm] 4 2002 2003
DC [character] 552 1970 1979 For a few years in the early seventies each DC title bore a symbol in which the only constant was the letters DC, usually followed by the title of the book and positioned under or over a picture of the main character. Ended in 1974, used during about 1979 with National Book Store publishers in the Philippines.
DC [circle and serifs] 122 2016 New 2016 DC Rebirth circle design.
DC [circle] 664 1970 1979 The letters DC inside a circle, usually bold. Preceded the similar brand which added the text "The Line of DC Super Stars". Ended in 1977, used during about 1979 with National Book Store publishers in the Philippines.
DC [heart] 85 1970 1977 Used on the DC Romance titles.
DC [peel] 3996 2012
DC [peel]; Dynamite 3 2014 2015
DC [swirl] 5265 2005 2012 Replaced the DC "bullet". Followed by the DC "peel"
DC [swirl]; Elseworlds 5 2005 2010
DC [swirl]; First Wave 32 2010 2011 Short lived brand of pulp influenced comics.
DC [swirl]; Milestone 3 2009 2010
DC [swirl]; Teshkeel Comics 6 2010 2011
DC [swirl]; Top Cow Productions, Inc. 2 2005 2007
DC [swirl]; Wildstorm 6 2008 2008
DC; Tor 1
DC; Vertigo Voices 4 1995 1995
DC; Vertigo; Vertigo Visions 3 1993 1995
DCFocus; DC [bullet] 32 2004 2005
Dino Comics; DC 165
Dino Verlag; DC 1
Dino; DC 13
Helix; DC Comics 92 1996 1998
Homage; DC Comics 1 1999 1999
Humanoids; DC Comics 31 2004 2005
Marvel Comics; DC [bullet] 12 1994 2000
Panini Comics; DC 75 2005 2011
Superman DC National Comics 7033 1949 1970 Previously "A Superman DC Publication", and followed by "DC" (frequently with the title or feature character afterward).
The Line of DC Super-Stars 941 1973 2011 This brand originally ran from from 1973 through 1977. It was briefly revived in 2011 for the DC Retroactive 1970s titles. The previous brand was "DC" (frequently with the title or feature character afterward), and was also followed by "DC", in this case the four star bullet.
V2K; Vertigo; DC Comics 13 2000 2000 'I Die at Midnight' and 'Totems' (squarebound) have 'Vertigo / DC Comics' on spine. Other issues (saddle-stitched) have 'DC Comics' below 'Mature Readers' wording on left edge of cover.
Vertigo; DC 794 1992 1998 This was a DC logo on top of a Vertigo logo.
Vertigo; DC Comics 694 1996 2002 This has the Vertigo logo on top of the DC Comics logo.
WildStorm Universe WS; DC [swirl] 2 2005 2006
Wildstorm WS; DC [bullet] 4 2000 2004
WS [Wildstorm] Eye of the Storm; DC [bullet] 1 2002 2004
WS [WildStorm]; DC [bullet]; Elseworlds 1 2002 2002
Issue Publication Date Indicia Publisher
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-24 July-August 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-25 August-September 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-26 September-October 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-27 October-November 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-28 October 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-29 November-December 1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-30 December 1966-January 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-31 January-February 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-32 February-March 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-33 March-April 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-34 April-May 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-35 May-June 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-36 June-July 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-37 July-August 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-38 August-September 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-39 September-October 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-40 October-November 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-41 November-December 1967 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-42 December 1967-January 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-43 January-February 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-44 February-March 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-45 March-April 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-46 April-May 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-47 May-June 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-48 June 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-49 July-August 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-50 August-September 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-51 September-October 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-52 October-November 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-53 November-December 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-54 December 1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-55 January-February 1969 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
80 Page Giant Magazine (1964 series) #G-56 February-March 1969 National Periodical Publications, Inc.
A. Bizarro (1999 series) #1 July 1999 DC Comics
A. Bizarro (1999 series) #2 August 1999 DC Comics
A. Bizarro (1999 series) #3 September 1999 DC Comics
A. Bizarro (1999 series) #4 October 1999 DC Comics
A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole (2005 series) #[nn] [May] 2005 ?
A.B.C. Warriors: The Meknificent Seven (2005 series) #[nn] [January] 2005 ?
Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder (2014 series) [July] 2014 DC Comics
Absolute All-Star Superman (2010 series) 2010 DC Comics
Absolute Batman: Dark Victory (2012 series) [May] 2012 DC Comics
Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight (2014 series) [November] 2014 DC Comics
Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween (2007 series) [April] 2007 DC Comics
Absolute Dark Knight (2006 series) [August] 2006 DC Comics
Absolute DC: The New Frontier (2006 series) [November] 2006 DC Comics
Absolute Justice (2009 series) #[nn] [November] 2009 DC Comics
Absolute Kingdom Come (2006 series) 2006 DC Comics
Absolute Ronin (2008 series) [September] 2008 DC Comics
Absolute Superman / Batman (2013 series) #2 [May] 2014 DC Comics
Absolute Vertigo (1995 series) Winter 1995 DC Comics
Absolute Watchmen (2005 series) [October] 2005 DC Comics
Accelerate (2000 series) #1 August 2000 ?
Accelerate (2000 series) #2 September 2000 ?
Accelerate (2000 series) #3 October 2000 ?
Accelerate (2000 series) #4 November 2000 ?
Action Comics (2003 series) #800 ? (DE Panini Deutschland)
Action Comics (1948 series) #[117] February 1948 ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (1947 series) #[nn] 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [Standard Cover Edition] November 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [Incentive Cover Edition] November 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #118 March 1948 ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] November 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #119 [circa May 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [2nd Printing Cover] November 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #120 [circa June 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [3rd Printing Cover] November 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #121 June 1948 National Comics Publications Ltd. (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [4th Printing Cover] April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #122 [circa August 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #1 [5th Printing Cover] May 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #123 [circa September 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #2 December 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #2 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] December 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #125 [circa November 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #2 [Incentive Cover Edition] December 2011 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #3 January 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1948 series) #126 [circa December 1948] ? (CA National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd)
Action Comics (2011 series) #3 [Incentive Cover Edition] January 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #3 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] January 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #4 February 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #4 [Incentive Cover Edition] February 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #4 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] February 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #5 [Standard Cover Edition] March 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #5 [Newsstand Edition] March 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #5 [Incentive Cover Edition] March 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #5 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] March 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #5 [Combo-Pack Variant by Andy Kubert] March 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #6 April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (2011 series) #6 [Newsstand Edition] April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #23 April 1940 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #6 [Incentive Cover Edition] April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #24 May 1940 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #6 [1:200 Incentive Cover Edition] April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #25 June 1940 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #6 [Combo-Pack Variant by Andy Kubert] April 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #26 July 1940 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #7 May 2012 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #27 August 1940 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #7 [Newsstand Edition] May 2012 DC Comics