1940 -
Number of Issues:
38172
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 1406 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 34
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] 14061 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] 312 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] 4009 2012
DC [peel]; Dynamite 3 2014 2015
DC [swirl] 5316 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) #177 February 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #958 [Mikel Janin Cover Variant] August 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #178 March 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #958 [Newsstand Edition] August 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #179 April 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #958 [Ryan Sook Cover Variant] August 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #180 May 1953 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #959 [Clay Mann Cover Variant] Early September 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #181 June 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #959 [Ryan Sook Cover Variant] Early September 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #182 July 1953 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #960 [Clay Mann Cover Variant] September 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #183 August 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #960 [Ryan Sook Cover Variant] September 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #184 September 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #961 [Clay Mann Cover Variant] Early October 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #185 October 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #961 [Gary Frank Cover Variant] Early October 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #186 November 1953 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #962 [Clay Mann Cover Variant] October 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #187 December 1953 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #962 [Gary Frank Cover Variant] October 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #188 January 1954 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (2011 series) #963 [Clay Mann Cover Variant] Early November 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #189 February 1954 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #963 [Gary Frank Cover Variant] November 2016 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #190 March 1954 ?
Action Comics (2011 series) #964 DC Comics
Action Comics (1938 series) #191 April 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #192 May 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #193 June 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #194 July 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #195 August 1954 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #196 September 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #197 October 1954 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #198 November 1954 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #199 December 1954 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #200 January 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #201 February 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #202 March 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #203 April 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #204 May 1955 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #205 June 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #206 July 1955 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #207 August 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #208 September 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #209 October 1955 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #210 November 1955 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #211 December 1955 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #212 January 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #213 February 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #214 March 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #215 April 1956 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #216 May 1956 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #217 June 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #218 July 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #219 August 1956 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #220 September 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #221 October 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #222 November 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #223 December 1956 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #224 January 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #225 February 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #226 March 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #227 April 1957 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #228 May 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #229 June 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #230 July 1957 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #231 August 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #232 September 1957 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #233 October 1957 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #234 November 1957 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #235 December 1957 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #236 January 1958 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #237 February 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #238 March 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #239 April 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #240 May 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #241 June 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #242 July 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #243 August 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #244 September 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #245 October 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #246 November 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #247 December 1958 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #248 January 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #249 February 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #250 March 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #251 April 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #252 May 1959 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #253 June 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #254 July 1959 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #255 August 1959 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #256 September 1959 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #257 October 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #258 November 1959 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #259 December 1959 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #260 January 1960 ?
Action Comics (1938 series) #261 February 1960 National Comics Publications, Inc.
Action Comics (1938 series) #262 March 1960 National Comics Publications, Inc.