DC

1935 -
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
51
Brand Groups:
25
Brand Emblems in Use:
147

Total Number of Series:
8027
Total Number of Issues:
51538
Number of Current Series:
253
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Web Site:
http://www.dccomics.com/
Notes:
The company commonly referred to as "DC" has a somewhat complex beginning. Its 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 Major 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)
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
'Mazing Man [m] 1986 12 issues (12 indexed) Have 20 (Need 8) January 1986 - December 1986
'Mazing Man Special [m] 1987 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery [August] 1987 - [August] 1990
'Til Death Do Us Part [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2007
100 Bullets [m] 1999 100 issues (100 indexed) Gallery August 1999 - April 2009
100 Bullets [b] 2000 13 issues (8 indexed) Have 17 (Need 4) [January] 2000 - [July] 2009
100 Bullets [b] 2014 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery [October] 2014 - [March] 2016
100 Bullets/Crime Line Sampler Flip-Book [m] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 2009
100 Bullets: Brother Lono [m] 2013 8 issues (8 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3) August 2013 - April 2014
100 Bullets: Brother Lono [b] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [April] 2014
100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition [b] 2011 5 issues (0 indexed) Add 2011 - 2013
100% [m] 2002 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery August 2002 - July 2003
100% [b] 2005 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [March] 2005
100% [b] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2009
100% [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2010
100% True? [m] 1996 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery Summer 1996 - Winter 1997
100-Page Super Spectacular [m] 1973 9 issues (9 indexed) Gallery February 1973 - November 1973
1st Issue Special [m] 1975 13 issues (13 indexed) Gallery April 1975 - April 1976
2020 Visions [m] 1997 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery May 1997 - April 1998
21 Down [m] 2002 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery November 2002 - November 2003
21 Down [b] 2003 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [October] 2003
3-D Batman [m] 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953
3-D Batman [m] 1966 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966
52 [m] 2006 52 issues (52 indexed) Have 70 (Need 5) July 2006 - July 2007
52 [b] 2007 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery [May] 2007 - [November] 2007
52 [b] 2016 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2016 - 2017
52 / World War III Part Four: United We Stand [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2007
52 / World War III Part One: A Call to Arms [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2007
52 / World War III Part Three: Hell Is for Heroes [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2007
52 / World War III Part Two: The Valiant [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2007
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen [m] 2007 6 issues (6 indexed) Gallery October 2007 - March 2008
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen [b] 2008 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [May] 2008
The 52 Omnibus [b] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2012
52: The Companion [b] 2007 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [October] 2007
52: The Covers 2007 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [October] 2007
80 Page Giant Magazine [m] 1964 56 issues (15 indexed) Gallery August 1964 - February-March 1969
80 Years of Superman / Batman [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2020
9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember [b] 2002 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [April] 2002
99 Days [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [October] 2011
A. Bizarro [m] 1999 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery July 1999 - October 1999
A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole [b] 2005 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [May] 2005
A.B.C. Warriors: The Meknificent Seven [b] 2005 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [January] 2005
Aaron and Ahmed [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2011
ABC: A-Z, Greyshirt and Cobweb [m] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 2006
ABC: A-Z, Terra Obscura and Splash Brannigan [m] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery March 2006
ABC: A-Z, Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick [m] 2005 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery November 2005
ABC: A-Z, Top 10 and Teams 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery July 2006
Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder [b] 2014 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [July] 2014
Absolute All-Star Superman [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2010
The Absolute Authority [b] 2002 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 2002 - [September] 2003
Absolute Authority [b] 2017 2 issues (0 indexed) Add [October] 2017 - 2018
Absolute Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2013
Absolute Batman Arkham Asylum 30th. Anniversary Edition [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Batman Incorporated [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2015
Absolute Batman the Killing Joke [b] 2018 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2018
Absolute Batman Year One [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2017
Absolute Batman: Dark Victory 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 2012
Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [November] 2014
Absolute Batman: Hush [b] 2005 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [September] 2005
Absolute Batman: The Black Mirror [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Batman: The Court of Owls [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2015
Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween [b] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [April] 2007
Absolute Blackest Night [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2013
Absolute Danger Girl [b] 2003 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [December] 2003
Absolute Dark Knight 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [August] 2006
Absolute Dark Knight III: The Master Race [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2020
Absolute DC: The New Frontier [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [November] 2006
The Absolute Death [b] 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [October] 2009
Absolute Final Crisis [b] 2012 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2012
Absolute Flashpoint [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Green Arrow [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2015
Absolute Green Lantern / Green Arrow [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2015
Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2010
Absolute Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War [b] 2012 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2012
Absolute Identity Crisis [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2011
Absolute Infinite Crisis [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2017
Absolute Justice 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [November] 2009
Absolute Justice League Origin [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [September] 2017
Absolute Justice League: The World's Greatest Superheroes by Alex Ross and Paul Dini [b] 2017 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [November] 2017
Absolute Kingdom Come [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2006
Absolute Luthor / Joker [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2013
Absolute New Frontier 15 anniversary edition [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2020
Absolute Planetary [b] 2004 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) [November] 2004 - 2010
Absolute Preacher [b] 2016 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 2016 - 2018
Absolute Promethea [b] 2009 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [September] 2009 - [December] 2011
Absolute Ronin [b] 2008 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [September] 2008
The Absolute Sandman [b] 2006 5 issues (4 indexed) Gallery 2006 - [November] 2011
Absolute Sandman Overture [b] 2018 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2018
Absolute Sandman Special Edition [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 2006
Absolute Scarlet [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Superman / Batman [b] 2013 2 issues (0 indexed) Add [August] 2013 - [May] 2014
Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow [b] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [April] 2009
Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2020
Absolute Top 10 [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2013
Absolute Transmetropolitan [b] 2015 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 2015 - 2019
Absolute V for Vendetta 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 2009
Absolute Vertigo [m] 1995 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery Winter 1995
Absolute Watchmen [b] 2005 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [October] 2005
Absolute Wildcats by Jim Lee [b] 2018 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2018
Absolute Wonder Woman by Azzarello & Chang [b] 2017 2 issues (0 indexed) Add [April] 2017 - 2018
Absolute Y: The Last Man [b] 2015 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery [July] 2015 - [June] 2017