The roots of DC Comics go back to 1935, when Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson founded National Allied Publications. One 1937 imprint of Wheeler-Nicholson’s was Detective Comics, whose Action Comics debuted in 1938 with a cover story about a guy in red cape named Superman. The Man of Steel was joined in the DC universe the following year by Batman, and then Superman got his own comic book in 1940. Other mainstays of DC have included Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Justice League of America.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Cover Browser

Cover Browser

Philipp Lenssen's incredible archive of over 94,000 comic book covers - Wow! Wham! Yikes! Browse by title from the … [read review or visit site]

TheComicBooks.com

TheComicBooks.com

Jamie Coville's in-progress ode to the history of 20th century comic books. Start with his Newsstand Period Part 1 … [read review or visit site]

Popeye's Thimble Theatre

Popeye's Thimble Theatre

Bruce Shults takes us on a comprehensive Popeye fan tour, from the early comic strips to cartoons and collectible m… [read review or visit site]

Barnacle Press

Barnacle Press

This collection of obscure newspaper comic strips provides scans browsable by title, year and date. Showcases comic… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Mega Marvel Dc Indy Grade Silver Bronze Loaded With Keys Dd1 Gs-xmen1 Asm12Sideshow Dc Comics Poison Ivy Green With Envy Premium Format Figurine New SealedEthan Van Sciver Dc Rebirth Original Art Batman Batcave Wally West ReturnsRare Lot 241 Dc Silver Age Jimmy Olsen #1 Jla World's Finest Flash Green LanternBatman Adventures #12 Nm 9.4 White Pages 1st Comic App. Harley Quinn Dc 1993Ethan Van Sciver Dc Rebirth Original Art Batman Batcave Return Of Wally WestDc Batman #232 Robin 1st Appearance Of Ra's Al Ghul 1971 By Neal Adams The Batman Adventures #12 (sep 1993, Dc)Preacher #1 (1995, Dc Comics )Batman Adventures #12 1993 Dc 1st App Harley Quinn Cgc 8.5Superman #76 Cgc 7.0 Off-white Ow 5-6/52 Dc Golden Age - Batman Appearance ! Superman 17 Cgc 2.5 (r) Gd+ Dc 1942 Hitler & Hirohito 1st Fortress Of Solitude Dc Universe Rebirth #1 Retailer Incentive 1:100 Reis Sketch Variant Lot 30 Dc Marvel Silver Age Fantastic Four Thor X-men Batman Nice Higher GradesHawkman #4 Dc 1964 - Origin Of Hawkman & 1st App Zatanna - Silver Age Comics!!!!The Batman Adventures #12 (sep 1993, Dc) 1st Harley Quinn Suicide Squad CgcDc Batman #181 Pgx 7.0(like Cgc)! First Appearance Of Poison Ivy! New Case!!!Cgc 1.8 Batman #2 2nd Joker & Catwoman Golden Age Original 1940 Dc Comic BookAction Comics #40 *classic* Superman Wwii Cover Vs. Nazi Tank Dc Adventure NrBatman #171 (1965 Dc Comics) 1st Appearance Silver Age Riddler No Reserve  Dc Universe Rebirth #1 Limited Edition Variant Vf Nm Dc Comics Superman BatmanBatman #139 (1961 Dc Comics) 1st Appearance Bat-girl Silver Age No Reserve  1962 * Justice League Of America #9 * Dc Comics * Est 6.5 Fn+ * Rare White PagesKotobukiya Bishoujo Wonder Woman Dc Direct-ame Comi Wonder Woman & Wonder Girl Batman #40 (1947 Dc Comics) Joker Robin Appearance Golden Age No Reserve  Batman Comics #19 Scarce Dc Wwii-era Vs Nazis In Atlantis Joker Detective Nr~1992 Superman #75 The Death Of Superman Platinum Edition Sealed Dc Comics Rare1943 * Superman #22 * Dc Comics * Est 5.0 Vg/fn Rare Off & White Pages * HitlerDc New 52 Suicide Squad #1 Harley Quinn Key Movie Book Cgc Graded Nm+/mnt 9.8Dick Dillin Justice League #129 Original Dc Comic Book Bronze Art 1976Don Heck Supergirl In Superman Family #198 Original Dc Comic Bronze Art 1979Dc Universe Rebirth #1 - Midnight Release Incentive Variant Cover - M/nmPreacher #1 (apr 1995, Dc) 1st Tulip Cassidy Saint Killers Jesse Custer Amc CgcPreacher #1 Dc Vertigo Comics 1995 New Amc Tv Show High Grade Nm- Garth Ennis1955 * Superman #100 Anniversary * Dc Comics * Cbcs Graded 4.0 Vg * White Pages1943 * Superman #25 * Dc Comics Cgc Graded 2.0 Gd Off White Pages Joins The ArmySuicide Squad Vol.1 #4 P9/ Mcdonnell & Lewis/ 1987/ Dc ComicsDc Vertigo Preacher (1995) #1,2,3,4 New With Storage Were Preacher (1995 Dc) #1 Cgc 9.6 First Appearance Of Preacher Tv Show!!! 1st PrintDc Comics Presents 26 (cgc 9.6) White Pages; 1st App. New Teen Titans (c#07367)Saga Of The Swamp Thing Hc Hardcover Lot Dc Alan Moore 1 2 3 4 5 6 Nm SandmanBatman #232 Dc Comics 6/71 1st Appearance Ra's Al Ghúl -neal Adams Nice CopyDc Comics Presents #47 (jul 1982, Dc)Omega Men #3 (1983 Dc Comics) 1st Appearance Of Lobo Cbcs 9.4 No ReserveHouse Of Secrets #92 Dc Comics (1971) 1st Appearance Of Swamp Thing! Bronze KeyWorlds Finest Comics #4 W/ Superman Batman Robin Dc Comics (sku-82238b)Dc Detective Comics Batman Silver Age Golden Age Lot The New Teen Titans #2 (dec 1980, Dc)Superboy #5 Dc Comics 1st Pre Supergirl Tryout Cover & Story (sku-82196)Batman #56 (1949 Dc Comics) Robin Appearance Golden Age No Reserve  Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 Dc 1970 - 1st App Darkseid - Jack Kirby!!!!Batman #32 (1945 Dc Comics) Robin Appearance Golden Age No Reserve  1961 * Justice League Of America #6 * Dc Comics * Est 6.0 Fn * Rare White PagesBatman: The Black Glove Deluxe Edition Oversized Hc Dc Comics Grant MorrisonDetective Comics #168 Dc Comics Golden Age 1951 Cgc 7.5 Origin Of The Joker1944 * Batman #21 * Dc Comics * Cgc Graded 6.5 Fn+ Rare Off White Pages PenguinThe Batman Adventures Mad Love #1 (feb 1994, Dc) White Pages, Hq OriginBatman: Harley Quinn #nn Nm/mt 9.8 Intro Of Hq In Regular Dc Continuity $5.95-cJustice League Darkseid War 18 Issue Lot #42-50+40+special+dc Rebirth #1 +jla NmPreacher #1 Nm+ ** Never Read, Crisp White Pages** (apr 1995, Dc)