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DC Comics
General information
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Other Names
Type Comics
Founded 1934
Defunct
Predecessor
Successor
Founder Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Location Burbank, California (United States)
Key People Diane Nelson (President)
Dan DiDio (Co-Publisher)
Jim Lee (Co-Publisher)
Bob Harras (Editor In Chief)
Geoff Johns (President and Chief Creative Officer)
Patrick Caldon (EVP, Finance and Administration)
Industry
Served area
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Owner Time Warner
No. of Employees
Parent Warner Bros. (Time Warner)
Vertigo
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DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, a division of Time Warner. DC Comics is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in American comic books, and produces material featuring numerous well-known heroic characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Hawkman and Green Arrow. The fictional DC universe also features teams such as the Justice League, the Justice Society of America, and the Teen Titans, and well-known villains such as Joker, Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Darkseid, Ra's al Ghul, Deathstroke, General Zod, Professor Zoom, Sinestro, Black Adam and Brainiac. The company has also published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo.

The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series Detective Comics, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name. Originally in Manhattan at 432 Fourth Avenue, the DC Comics offices have been located at 480 and later 575 Lexington Avenue; 909 Third Avenue; 75 Rockefeller Plaza; 666 Fifth Avenue; and 1325 Avenue of the Americas. DC has its headquarters at 1700 Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, but it was announced in October 2013 that DC Entertainment would relocate its headquarters from New York to Burbank, California in 2015.

Random House distributes DC Comics' books to the bookstore market, while Diamond Comic Distributors supplies the comics shop specialty market. DC Comics and its major, longtime competitor Marvel Comics (owned since 2009 by The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner's main rival) together shared over 80% of the American comic book market in 2008.

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Universes: DC ComicsDC animated universeDC Universe Animated Original Movies/DC Animated Movie UniverseDC Extended UniverseDC UniverseDC Universe OnlineDC Universe: LegaciesDC Universe Online: Legends • DC Universe Classics • DC Universe (toyline)

Characters
Heroes: SupermanBatman (Bruce Wayne/Terry McGinnis) • Supergirl (Kara Zor-El/Matrix/Linda Danvers/Cir-El/Power Girl/Ariella Kent) • Robin (Dick Grayson/Jason Todd/Damian Wayne/Tim Drake) • Nightwing (Dick Grayson/Chris Kent) • Green Lantern Corps (Hal Jordan/Alan Scott/Guy Gardner/John Stewart/Kyle Rayner/Jade/Simon Baz/Jessica Cruz) • BatwomanBatgirlHuntressRed RobinRed HoodFlamebirdBatwingBluebirdStarfireStar HuntersCyborgRavenBeast BoyAqualadArgentBumblebeeBushidoGnarrkHeraldKid FlashThe FlashJerichoKoleMás y MenosPanthaRed StarSpeedyThunder and LightningTerraGreen ArrowWonder WomanAquamanBlack CanaryMartian ManhunterHawkwomanHawkgirlWonder Girl • Blue Beetle (Dan Garret/Ted Kord/Jaime Reyes)

Villains: The JokerCatwomanLex LuthorSinestroHarvey Two-FaceThe RiddlerLaurel HedareGeorge HedareThe PenguinBaneClayfaceHarley QuinnKiller CrocMad HatterMan-BatScarecrowMr. FreezePoison IvyVentriloquistRa's al GhulCalendar ManCatmanCluemasterDeadshotDeathstrokeFireflyHugo StrangeHushKiller MothMaxie ZeusTweedledum and TweedledeeVictor ZsaszJinx
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Animated series: Batman: The Animated SeriesSuperman: The Animated SeriesThe New Batman AdventuresBatman BeyondStatic ShockThe Zeta ProjectJustice League/Justice League Unlimited

Animated films: Batman: Mask of the PhantasmBatman & Mr. Freeze: SubZeroBatman Beyond: Return of the JokerBatman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Animated shorts: The Dark Knight's First NightChase MeBatman Beyond
Web cartoons: Gotham GirlsLobo
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Characters
Heroes: Bruce Wayne/BatmanKal-El/Clark Kent/SupermanZetaTerry McGinnis/Batman

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Franchises

DC Universe Animated Original Movies | DC Animated Movie Universe

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Films: Superman: Doomsday | Justice League: The New Frontier | Batman: Gotham Knight | Wonder Woman | Green Lantern: First Flight | Superman/Batman: Public Enemies | Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths | Batman: Under the Red Hood | Superman/Batman: Apocalypse | All-Star Superman | Green Lantern: Emerald Knights | Batman: Year One | Justice League: Doom | Superman vs. The Elite | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns | Superman: Unbound | Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox | Justice League: War | Son of Batman | Batman: Assault on Arkham | Justice League: Throne of Atlantis | Batman vs. Robin | Justice League: Gods and Monsters | Batman: Bad Blood | Justice League vs. Teen Titans | Batman: The Killing Joke | Justice League Dark | Teen Titans: The Judas Contract | Batman and Harley Quinn
DC Showcase: The Spectre | Jonah Hex | Green Arrow | Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam | Catwoman
Web series: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles

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Media
Movies: Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide SquadWonder WomanJustice LeagueThe FlashAquamanShazamUntitled Justice League SequelUntitled Batman RebootCyborgGreen Lantern CorpsUntitled DC film

Games: Man of SteelBatman vs Superman – Who Will Win?Suicide Squad: Special Ops
Soundtracks: Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSuicide Squad: Original Motion Picture ScoreWonder Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Television series: Krypton
Books: Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel • Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire • Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization • Wonder Woman: The Junior Novel • Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
Comic books: Man of Steel Prequel • Warner Bros. Pictures Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • General Mills Presents Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Upstairs/Downstairs • Suicide Squad: Suicide Blonde
Manga: Batman and the Justice League

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Heroes: SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanThe Flash

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Heathens • Sucker for Pain • Purple Lamborghini • Gangsta • To Be Human
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Films
Animated

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm | Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero | Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker | Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman | The Batman vs. Dracula | Batman: Under the Red Hood | Batman: Year One | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns | Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite | Son of Batman | Batman: Assault on Arkham | Batman vs. Robin | Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts | Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem | Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants | Batman: Bad Blood | Batman: The Killing Joke | Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Live Action
Burton/Schumacher Films

Batman | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin

Nolan Films

Batman Begins | The Dark Knight | The Dark Knight Rises

DC Extended Universe

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Suicide Squad | Justice League

Main Characters

Batman

Villains

Joker | Harley Quinn | The Penguin | Catwoman | The Riddler | Harvey Two-Face | Mr. Freeze | Poison Ivy | Bane

Supporting Characters
Minor Characters
Episodes
Objects
Locations

Wayne Manor | Gotham City | Axis Chemicals | Flugelheim Museum | Batcave | Gotham Cathedral |Shreck's | Selina Kyle's Apartment | Old Zoo | Arctic World | Wayne Enterprises | NygmaTech | Two-Face's Hideout | Statue of Justice | Claw Island | Arkham Asylum | Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory | Gotham Observatory

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