DC

1935 -
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
39
Brand Groups:
22
Brand Emblems in Use:
100

Total Number of Series:
5800
Total Number of Issues:
43755
Number of Current Series:
234

Web Site:
http://www.dccomics.com/
Notes:
The company commonly referred to as "DC" has a somewhat complex beginning. It's earliest predecessor was founded by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson as National Allied Publications, Inc. Eventually, circumstances led Wheeler-Nicholson to form a partnership with printer Harry Donenfeld and eventually accountant Jack Liebowitz to produce his third title, Detective Comics. This partnership was Detective Comics, Inc. and was the first direct corporate predecessor of today's DC.

By 1938 mounting debts forced Wheeler-Nicholson to sell his share of Detective Comics, Inc. and then to declare bankruptcy, losing control of his own Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc., the final direct successor to National Allied. Donenfeld, Liebowitz and Donenfeld's silent partner Paul Sampliner promptly bought Nicholson Publishing's two titles at bankruptcy auction and transferred them over to Detective Comics, Inc.

Later, Max Charles Gaines would partner with Liebowitz to start up All-American Comics, sharing distribution and staff with Donenfeld's operation. Except for issues cover-dated 1945, All-American books would share the same logos and branding as Detective Comics, Inc. and its corporate siblings. For 1945, All-American behaved more as a separate publisher. Also during that year, Gaines published his first title using Educational Comics, Inc. as the publishing company with an "EC" logo. By the end of the year Gaines sold his share of All-American back to Liebowitz and Donenfeld and went on to build EC into a separate company.

Eventually, Donenfeld and Liebowitz consolidated all of their companies, including those from All-American, into National Comics Publications, Inc. Prior to that consolidation the companies group as follows:

Owned solely by Maj. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson:
* National Allied Publications, Inc. (1935)
* National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc. (1935 - 1936)
* More Fun Magazine, Inc. (1936)
* Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc. (1936 - 1938)

A few issues were published by "A.I. Menin, rec. Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc." during the bankruptcy proceedings in 1938.

Owned by Donenfeld, Liebowitz and/or Sampliner (Detective Comics, Inc. was initially co-owned by Wheeler-Nicholson and Liebowitz but the former was forced out in 1938):
* Detective Comics, Inc. (1937 - 1947)
* Superman, Inc. (1940 - 1947)
* World's Best Comic Company (1941 - 1947)
* Tilsam Publications (1943 - 1948)

All-American companies under M. C. Gaines and Jack Liebowitz:
* All-American Comics, Inc. (1939 - 1946)
* Jolaine Publications, Inc. (1941 - 1946)
* J. R. Publishing Co. (1941 - 1947)
* Gainlee Publishing Co. (1942 - 1946)
* Wonder Woman Publishing Co., Inc. (1942 - 1947)
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
'Mazing Man 1986 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery
'Mazing Man Special 1987 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
100 Bullets 1999 100 issues (100 indexed) Gallery
100 Bullets 2000 13 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
100 Bullets/Crime Line Sampler Flip-Book 2009 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
100 Bullets: Brother Lono 2013 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 4)
100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition 2011 5 issues (0 indexed) Add
100% 2002 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery
100% 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
100% 2010 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
100% True? 1996 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
100-Page Super Spectacular 1973 9 issues (9 indexed) Gallery
1st Issue Special 1975 13 issues (13 indexed) Gallery
2020 Visions 1997 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery
21 Down 2002 12 issues (6 indexed) Gallery
21 Down 2003 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
3-D Batman 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
3-D Batman 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
5-Star Super-Hero Spectacular 1977 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
52 2006 52 issues (52 indexed) Gallery
52 2007 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
52 / World War III Part Four: United We Stand 2007 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
52 / World War III Part One: A Call to Arms 2007 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
52 / World War III Part Three: Hell Is for Heroes 2007 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
52 / World War III Part Two: The Valiant 2007 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 2007 6 issues (6 indexed) Gallery
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen 2008 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The 52 Omnibus 2012 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
52: The Companion 2007 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
52: The Covers 2007 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
80 Page Giant Magazine 1964 56 issues (45 indexed) Gallery
9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember 2002 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
99 Days 2011 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
A. Bizarro 1999 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
A.B.C. Warriors: The Meknificent Seven 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The ABC Sketchbook 2002 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
ABC: A-Z, Greyshirt and Cobweb 2006 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
ABC: A-Z, Terra Obscura and Splash Brannigan 2006 1 issue (1 indexed) No Covers
ABC: A-Z, Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick 2005 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
ABC: A-Z, Top 10 and Teams 2006 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder 2014 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Absolute All-Star Superman 2010 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Absolute Authority 2002 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Absolute Batman: Hush 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween 2007 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Danger Girl 2003 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Absolute Dark Knight 2006 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Absolute DC: The New Frontier 2006 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
The Absolute Death 2009 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth 2010 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Identity Crisis 2011 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Absolute Justice 2009 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Kingdom Come 2006 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Planetary 2004 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Absolute Promethea 2009 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Ronin 2008 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
The Absolute Sandman 2006 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Sandman Special Edition 2006 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Superman / Batman 2013 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow 2009 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Absolute V for Vendetta 2009 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Absolute Vertigo 1995 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Absolute Watchmen 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Accelerate 2000 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore 2003 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics 1937 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics 1938 866 issues (866 indexed) Have 1017 (Need 18)
Action Comics 2011 38 issues (37 indexed) Have 90 (Need 32)
Action Comics 1947 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics #858 Special Edition 2010 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics 1 Reprint [Death of Superman] 1992 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics Annual 1987 13 issues (13 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics Annual 2012 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics Weekly 1988 42 issues (42 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics [50¢ Cover] 1988 1 issue (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Action Comics [Miniature] 1947 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics [Nestlé Quik 10¢ Cover] 1983 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics [Nestlé Quik 50¢ Cover] 1987 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Action Comics [Safeguard Deodorant Giveaway] 1976 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Comics [Superman Sleeping Bag] 1976 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Action Funnies 1937 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Action Heroes Archives 2004 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Adam Strange 1990 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
Adam Strange 2004 8 issues (8 indexed) Gallery
The Adam Strange Archives 2004 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
Adam Strange Special 2008 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adam Strange: Planet Heist 2005 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Adam Strange: The Man of Two Worlds 2003 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1988 36 issues (36 indexed) Gallery
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Annual 1990 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Advent Rising 2004 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adventure Comics 1938 472 issues (472 indexed) Have 485 (Need 4)
Adventure Comics 1999 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adventure Comics 2009 27 issues (27 indexed) Have 39 (Need 1)
Adventure Comics 80-Page Giant 1998 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian 2009 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adventures in the DC Universe 1997 19 issues (19 indexed) Gallery
Adventures in the DC Universe Annual 1997 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade 2000 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery