DC

1935 -
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
51
Brand Groups:
26
Brand Emblems in Use:
182

Total Number of Series:
8282
Total Number of Issues:
52462
Number of Current Series:
201
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 21 (Need 7) 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 17) [March] 2000 - [September] 2009
100 Bullets [b] 2014 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery [December] 2014 - [March] 2016
100 Bullets / Crime Line Sampler Flip-Book [m] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 2009
100 Bullets Omnibus [b] 2021 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2021
100 Bullets: Brother Lono [m] 2013 8 issues (8 indexed) Gallery August 2013 - April 2014
100 Bullets: Brother Lono [b] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [June] 2014
100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition [b] 2011 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 2011 - 2013 [January 2014]
100% [m] 2002 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery August 2002 - July 2003
100% [b] 2005 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 2005
100% [b] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [June] 2009
100% [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [June] 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: The Conduit [b] 2003 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 2003
3-D Batman [m] 1953 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [December] 1953
3-D Batman [m] 1966 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966
52 [m] 2006 52 issues (52 indexed) Have 70 (Need 6) July 2006 - July 2007
52 [b] 2007 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery [July] 2007 - 2007 [January 2008]
52 [b] 2016 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [August] 2016 - [February] 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 [July] 2008
The 52 Omnibus [b] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2012 [January 2013]
52: The Companion [b] 2007 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 2007
52: The Covers [b] 2007 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 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 [January 2020]
9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember [b] 2002 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [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 [a] 2005 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [March] 2005 - [July] 2005
Aaron and Ahmed [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [June] 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 [m] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery July 2006
Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder [b] 2014 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [September] 2014
Absolute All-Star Superman [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3) 2010 [January 2011]
The Absolute Authority [b] 2002 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [November] 2002 - [November] 2003
Absolute Authority [b] 2017 2 issues (0 indexed) Add [December] 2017 - [September] 2018
Absolute Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [March] 2013
Absolute Batman Arkham Asylum 30th Anniversary Edition [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [December] 2019
Absolute Batman Incorporated [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [March] 2015
Absolute Batman the Killing Joke [b] 2018 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2018
Absolute Batman Year One [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [January] 2017
Absolute Batman: Dark Victory [b] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [July] 2012
Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight [b] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2014 [January 2015]
Absolute Batman: Hush [b] 2005 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2005
Absolute Batman: The Black Mirror [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [July] 2019
Absolute Batman: The Court of Owls [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2015 [February 2016]
Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween [b] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [June] 2007
Absolute Blackest Night [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [September] 2013
Absolute Danger Girl [b] 2003 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 2003 [February 2004]
Absolute Dark Knight [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [October] 2006
Absolute Dark Knight [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2020
Absolute Dark Knight III: The Master Race [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [February] 2020
Absolute Daytripper [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [June] 2020
Absolute DC The New Frontier 15th Anniversary Edition [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [January] 2020
Absolute DC: The New Frontier [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2006 [January 2007]
The Absolute Death [b] 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) [December] 2009
Absolute Final Crisis [b] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Add [December] 2012
Absolute Flashpoint [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [March] 2019
Absolute Fourth World by Jack Kirby [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [August] 2020
Absolute Green Arrow [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [June] 2015
Absolute Green Lantern / Green Arrow [b] 2015 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [February] 2016
Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth [b] 2010 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [June] 2010
Absolute Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War [b] 2012 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2012
Absolute Identity Crisis [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [December] 2011
Absolute Infinite Crisis [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [February] 2017
Absolute Justice [b] 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2009 [January 2010]
Absolute Justice League Origin [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2017
Absolute Justice League: The World's Greatest Superheroes by Alex Ross and Paul Dini [b] 2017 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2017 [January 2018]
Absolute Kingdom Come [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) [October] 2006
Absolute Luthor / Joker [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [December] 2013
Absolute Planetary [b] 2004 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 2004 [January 2005] - [September] 2010
Absolute Preacher [b] 2016 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) [September] 2016 - [June] 2018
Absolute Promethea [b] 2009 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [November] 2009 - 2011 [February 2012]
Absolute Ronin [b] 2008 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [November] 2008
The Absolute Sandman [b] 2006 5 issues (4 indexed) Gallery [December] 2006 - 2011 [January 2012]
Absolute Sandman Overture [b] 2018 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [August] 2018
Absolute Sandman Special Edition [b] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 2006
Absolute Scarlet [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [June] 2019
Absolute Superman / Batman [b] 2013 2 issues (0 indexed) Add [October] 2013 - [July] 2014
Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow [b] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [June] 2009
Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore [b] 2020 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019 [January 2020] - Present
Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore New Edition [b] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [December] 2020
Absolute Top 10 [b] 2013 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [July] 2013
Absolute Transmetropolitan [b] 2015 3 issues (0 indexed) Add [August] 2015 - 2018 [January 2019]
Absolute Transmetropolitan New Edition [b] 2021 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2021
Absolute V for Vendetta [b] 2009 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [November] 2009

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