1940 -
Number of Issues:
37991
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] 14020 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] 214 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] 4005 2012
DC [peel]; Dynamite 3 2014 2015
DC [swirl] 5283 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
Action Comics (1938 series) #77 October 1944 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #18 [Combo Pack] May 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #78 November 1944 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #18 [We Can Be Heroes Blank Cover] May 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #79 December 1944 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #19 June 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #80 January 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #19 [Tony S. Daniel Variant Cover] June 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #81 February 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #19 [Combo-Pack Variant] June 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #82 March 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #20 July 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #83 April 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #20 [Tony Daniel Black & White Cover] July 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #84 May 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #20 [Combo Pack] July 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #85 June 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #21 August 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #86 July 1945 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #21 [Tony S. Daniel Black & White Cover] August 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #87 August 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #21 [Combo Pack] August 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #88 September 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #22 September 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #89 October 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #22 [Tyler Kirkham Black & White Cover] September 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #90 November 1945 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #22 [Combo Pack] September 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #91 December 1945 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #23 October 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #92 January 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23 [Tyler Kirkham Black & White Cover] October 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #93 February 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23 [Combo Pack] October 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #94 March 1946 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.1 [3-D Motion Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #95 April 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.1 [Standard Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #96 May 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.2 [3-D Motion Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #97 June 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.2 [Standard Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #98 July 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.3 [3-D Motion Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #99 August 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.3 [Standard Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #100 September 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.4 [3-D Motion Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #101 October 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #23.4 [Standard Cover] November 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #102 November 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #24 December 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #103 December 1946 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #24 [Tyler Kirkham Black & White Cover] December 2013 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #104 January 1947 Detective Comics, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #25 January 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #105 February 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #25 [Aaron Kuder Black & White Cover] January 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #106 March 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #26 February 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #107 April 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #26 [Aaron Kuder Black & White Cover] February 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #108 May 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #27 March 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #109 June 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #27 [Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant Cover] March 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #110 July 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #28 April 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #111 August 1947 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #28 [Steampunk Cover] April 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #112 September 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #29 May 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #113 October 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #29 [Robot Chicken Variant Cover] May 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #114 November 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #30 June 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #115 December 1947 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #30 [Mad Magazine Variant Cover] June 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #116 January 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #31 July 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #117 February 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #31 [Batman '66 Variant Cover] July 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #118 March 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #31 [2nd Printing] August 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #119 April 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #32 August 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #120 May 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #32 [DC Bombshells Variant Cover] August 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #121 June 1948 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #33 September 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #122 July 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #33 [Batman 75th Anniversary Cover] September 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #123 August 1948 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #34 October 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #124 September 1948 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #34 [Selfie Variant Cover] October 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #125 October 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #35 December 2014 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #126 November 1948 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #35 [Monsters of the Month Variant Cover] December 2014 DC Comics