DC Comics

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DC Entertainment

legal form Corporation
founding 1934
Seat New York City , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
management Diane Nelson
Branch comics
Website www.dccomics.com

Along with Marvel Comics, DC Comics is one of the largest US comic publishers . He is particularly known for the comic series Batman and Superman . Other known figures and series are u. a. Wonder Woman , The Flash , Aquaman and Green Lantern as well as the Justice League .

The publishing house was founded in 1934 by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson as National Allied Publications . The current name "DC Comics" is derived from one of the publisher's first, very successful comic series, Detective Comics , which has been published since 1937. The publisher has been a subsidiary of WarnerMedia company Warner Bros. Entertainment since 1969 . The publishing house is headquartered in New York City . Diane Nelson has been President since 2009 .


Beginnings in the 1930s

After the founding of National Allied Publications by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson , the comic series New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine began to be published in 1935 , at that time still in large format. The publisher's second title, New Comics , introduced the format of American comic books (approx. 17 × 26 cm) , which is common to the present day, and was published until 1983 after being renamed Adventure Comics . In 1937, Wheeler-Nicholson joined forces with publisher Harry Donenfeld to pay off debts and founded Detective Comics, Inc. , which published the Detective Comics series of the same name . A year later, Wheeler-Nicholson was forced to leave the new publisher and Detective Comics., Inc. bought National Allied Publications as part of the bankruptcy estate .

Another series called Action Comics was published in 1938 . A costumed superhero named Superman appeared for the first time in the first issue , who developed into a great sales success for the publisher. Other costumed heroes soon followed, including Batman , Wonder Woman , The Flash and Green Lantern, as well as the first superhero team, the Justice Society of America . Together with the superhero comics published by the competing publisher Timely (now Marvel Comics ) during the same period, at the time of World War II , the national comics of that time are referred to as the golden age of superhero comics in the USA.

World War I and sales decline in the 1940s

In the meantime, Detective Comics, Inc. and National Allied Publications merged to form National Publications . In 1944, the publishing house All-American Publications was also bought. With Independent News , which also belongs to Donenfeld , the merger to National Periodical Publications finally took place , but even then the booklets also bore the unofficial publisher's name "DC Superman".

After the end of World War II, readers' interest in superheroes waned and the publisher focused on other genres . Only the most popular superheroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (until today "the big three" of DC) continued to appear.

New start in the 1950s

In the second half of the 1950s, DC made first attempts at a restart with the superheroes. The Flash and Green Lantern were initially relaunched in new versions on a trial basis, and given their great success, the publisher soon joined its most successful heroes in a new team, the Justice League of America .

Merged with Warner Brothers in the 1960s

The competing publisher Marvel (formerly Timely ) tried in the early 1960s to build on the success of the DC heroes with their own newly created superheroes. In retrospect, the publications of both publishers at that time are also referred to as the Silver Age of superhero comics.

In 1963, the artist Roy Lichtenstein produced two well-known pop art paintings called Drowning Girl and Whaam! (1963), both of which parodied issues of DC Comics. Drowning Girl , in which a black-haired girl drowns but, according to her speech bubble, "would rather go under than ask Brad for help," is based on the cover of the DC comic book Secret Hearts # 83 (November 1962). Whaam! , in which a US fighter jet shoots down an enemy aircraft, essentially takes over a panel from the DC comic All-American Men of War # 89 (February 1962).

In 1969 National Publications merged with Warner Bros. (then Warner Bros.-Seven Arts). In 1976 the publisher officially renamed itself "DC Comics, Inc.".

A breath of fresh air in the 1970s

Logo from 1977 to 2005

It was not until the late 1960s and early 1970s that numerous old veterans of the publishing house were replaced by new young employees. These were heavily influenced by Marvel. Artists like Dennis O'Neil or Jack Kirby invented new characters or developed the old heroes further. In DC, the characters' stories were linked to one another, and the various magazine series referred to one another. However, this rapid development got out of hand. Too many parallel universes, time continuities, and alternate earths were invented and put off new readers. The stories were difficult to understand and the overview was lost.

The superhero comics of the time (and up until the early 80s) are also known as the Bronze Age of Superhero Comics.

Restructuring of the comics in the 1980s

The countless parallel universes were abolished in the mid-1980s. That should provide clarity and appeal to new readers. DC published the series Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985/1986) and restructured all of the publisher's series. A constant universe with no parallel worlds was created, with the result that there was only one timeline and one earth. In the individual series, the stories of the origins of the individual heroes have been reinterpreted, especially Superman, whose story was reopened in the six-part miniseries The Man of Steel (1986) by John Byrne . The modern age of superhero comics began .

In the late 1980s, DC managed to take Marvel's leading market position as the series The Dark Knight returns (1986) by Frank Miller and Watchmen (1986/1987) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons clarified the change at the publisher. The new, creative freedom that was granted to the artists received a lot of attention.

Time of comic events and decline in sales in the 1990s

Since the Crisis on Infinite Earths had not closed all the gaps in the storyline, the publication of Zero Hour (1994) answered open questions and completed some narrative threads. Since the "Crisis" in the mid-80s (especially in the summer months when sales are weak), stories have been published annually that cover several magazine series and special volumes, so-called comic events . Other of these events such as Underworld Unleashed (1995), Final Night (1996) or DC One Million (1998) received a lot of attention.

In the early 1990s, there was a noticeable boom in the comic industry, thanks to a combination of the acquisition of the booklet as a collector's item and the various acts that also received a lot of attention in other media. DC saw increased sales when the stories of Superman Killed (1992/1993) and Batman Crippled (1993/1994) hit the market. The sales figures fell as a result of the speculative bubble , which was due to the severe economic downturn and the public's lack of interest in comics. The competitor Marvel was on the verge of bankruptcy in the 1990s.

Sales hits in the 2000s

When the 12-part miniseries Batman: Hush (2002/2003), created by Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb , came out, it was again a success with readers after a long time and the popular Marvel X-Men comics hit the reader charts the first position replaced.

Since too many ambiguities had accumulated again in DC's comic book universe at the beginning of the 21st century, DC began with the Identity Crisis (2004/2005) to build a foundation for a milestone that was to change the previous DC universe and gain new readers . The Infinite Crisis (2005/2006) was intended as a sequel to the Crisis on Infinite Earths from the 80s. The story was picked up again, leaving its mark throughout the DC Universe. The three great heroes of DC - Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman - subsequently left their environment for a year, which, thanks to the One Year Later concept (2006), had no effect on the monthly series, because the series made a leap a year into the future. What happened in the meantime without the three important characters was told in the major project 52 (2006/2007), which was written by star authors such as Grant Morrison or Geoff Johns , and dealt with the lesser-known heroes such as Question . Series 52 was real-time which meant the series came out weekly in the US, which meant a lot of work for writers and illustrators. The same was done with the following series Countdown to Final Crisis (2007/2008) and Trinity (2008/2009), both of which also had 52 issues; at the end there was the Final Crisis (2008/2009) with the deaths of Batman and the New Gods .

Logo from 2005 to 2012

From 2005 the "All-Star" series will appear at DC, in which the most famous characters of the DC universe were thematically treated. The special thing about it was that the authors did not have to stick to the continuity of the individual series and could redefine the heroes, but it was not about Elseworlds stories. The series appeared irregularly because of the enormous effort. In July 2005 all-star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder (2005-2008) was released, which was created by top stars Frank Miller and Jim Lee and tells the story of Batman and Robin anew. This series split the opinion of fans as Miller presented a Batman who looked very somber and grumpy. In November 2005, All-Star Superman (2005-2008) by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely followed . "All-Star" series of Wonder Woman and Batgirl were planned before the project was stopped altogether in 2008.

Development in the 2010s

The DC heroes had to deal with resurrected dead as part of the Blackest Night (2009/2010) and the subsequent Brightest Day (2010/2011) events .

On June 1, 2011, the publisher DC announced that all current series about the DC universe will be discontinued in August 2011 and that 52 series will be restarted in September. So all DC Comics had a number 1 in the so-called " New 52 ". That was a direct consequence of what happened in the mini-series Flashpoint (2011), which consisted of a total of five main editions and several subplot strands.

In 2014, the plans for the DC Extended Universe were published, with several comic series films being released.

In May 2016, all current DC comics were reset to zero as part of the DC Rebirth , the only exceptions were the Superman series Action Comics and the Batman series Detective Comics . Characters like Kid Flash (Wally West), Aqualad (Jackson Hyde), Atom (Ryan Choi), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) and Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) have been reintroduced into the DC universe. Dick Grayson became Nightwing again after working as a secret agent for the Spyral organization for some time , Stephanie Brown (spoiler) and Cassandra Cain were reintegrated into the Batman comics, as was the couple Green Arrow / Black Canary. Superman (Clark Kent) and Lois Lane were merged from the two previous versions. These changes in the universe were made possible by the intervention of Dr. Manhattan explained and narrated in the maxi series Doomsday Clock .


Since 1993, an older target group has also been addressed with the vertigo imprint (including Sandman , Hellblazer and Preacher ). The publisher WildStorm, founded by Jim Lee and now dissolved (including The Authority and Astro City ) and its label, and America's Best Comics publisher founded by Alan Moore (including Tom Strong and Promethea ) also belonged to DC Comics. Further imprints from DC are for example the publishers CMX (specializing in mangas ), Minx and Johnny DC (exclusively child-friendly comics). Some other imprints have now been discontinued. The best known of them are probably Helix (where the successful series Transmetropolitan was published up to episode 13) and Paradox Press (including A History of Violence , Road to Perdition ). DC has also acquired a number of companies, including MAD , the publisher of MAD magazine .

Another imprint was Milestone Comics from 1993 to 1997 which was produced by Milestone Media and released comics. This comic series had African American heroes as the main characters. The best known is Static, which was continued as a TV series.


United States

Since the first comic book New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine was published in 1935, there has been a very large number of series and individual issues, see here:

German-speaking area

The German exploitation rights have been owned by Panini Verlag , which also publishes Marvel Comics, since 2001 . In German-speaking countries, DC Comics were also published by the following publishers:

Adaptations, series and films (selection)


year Original title German title
1951 Superman and the Mole Men did not show up
1954 Stamp Day for Superman did not show up
1966 Batman Batman keeps the world in suspense
1978 Superman - The Movie Superman
1980 Superman ii Superman II - Alone Against All
1982 Swamp thing That thing from the swamp
1983 Superman III Superman III - The Steel Lightning
1984 Supergirl Supergirl
1987 Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Superman IV - The world on the brink
1989 Batman Batman
1989 The Return of Swamp Thing The green thing from the swamp
1992 Batman Returns Batman's return
1995 Batman Forever Batman Forever
1997 Batman & Robin Batman & Robin
1997 Steel Steel Man
2002 Road to Perdition Road to Perdition
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2004 Catwoman Catwoman
2004 Constantine Constantine
2005 Batman Begins Batman Begins
2005 A History of Violence A History of Violence
2005 V for Vendetta V for Vendetta
2006 Superman Returns Superman Returns
2008 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
2009 Watchmen Watchmen - The Guardians
2010 Jonah Hex Jonah Hex
2010 RED RED - Older, Harder, Better
2011 The Losers The Losers
2011 Green Lantern Green Lantern
2012 The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises
2013 Man of Steel Man of Steel
2013 RED 2 RED 2
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
2016 Suicide Squad Suicide Squad
2017 The Lego Batman Movie The LEGO Batman Movie
2017 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman
2017 Justice League Justice League
2018 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
2018 Aquaman Aquaman
2019 Shazam! Shazam!
2019 joker joker
2020 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn

TV Shows

year Original title German title
1952 Adventures of Superman Superman - savior in need
1958 The Adventures of Superpup not released (available in the Superman Returns DVD box )
1966 The Adventures of Superboy did not show up
1966 The New Adventures of Superman A job for Superman
1966 Batman Batman
1967 The Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure did not show up
1968 Aquaman did not show up
1968 The Batman / Superman Hour Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
1968 The Adventures of Batman did not show up
1973 Super friends The power team
1974 Shazam! did not show up
1975 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman
1977 The New Adventures of Batman A case for Batman
1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour did not show up
1977 The Batman / Tarzan Adventure Hour did not show up
1978 Challenge of the Super Friends did not show up
1979 Batman and the Super 7 did not show up
1979 The Plastic Man Comedy / Adventure Show did not show up
1979 The World's Greatest Super Friends did not show up
1980 Super friends Super friends
1981 The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! did not show up
1984 Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show did not show up
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians did not show up
1988 Superman Superman
1988 Superboy Superboy
1990 Swamp thing Swamp thing
1991 The Flash Flash - The Red Lightning
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Batman
1992 Human target The mask
1993 Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Superman - The Adventures of Lois & Clark
1994 WildC.ATs WildC.ATs
1995 The Superman / Batman Adventures The Superman / Batman Adventures
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Superman
1997 The New Batman Adventures Batman & Robin
1997 The New Batman / Superman Adventures The New Batman / Superman Adventures
1999 Batman Beyond Batman of the Future
2000 Static shock did not show up
2001 The Zeta Project did not show up
2001 Smallville Smallville
2001 Justice League The League of the Just
2002 Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
2003 Teen titans Teen titans
2004 The Batman The Batman
2005 Krypto the Superdog Krypto, the super dog
2006 Legion of Super Heroes did not show up
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batman: The Brave and the Bold
2010 Human target Human target
2010 Young Justice Young Justice
2011 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Green Lantern: The Animated Series
2012 Arrow Arrow
2013 Beware the Batman Beware the Batman
2013 Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go!
2014 The Flash The Flash
2014 Gotham Gotham
2014 Constantine did not show up
2015 iZombie iZombie
2015 Supergirl Supergirl
2016 DC's Legends of Tomorrow Legends of Tomorrow
2016 Lucifer Lucifer
2016 Preacher Preacher
2016 Justice League Action did not show up
2017 Powerless did not show up
2018 Black Lightning Black Lightning
2018 krypton krypton
2018 Titans Titans
2019 Doom Patrol Doom Patrol
2019 DC Super Hero Girls DC Super Hero Girls
2019 Swamp thing did not show up
2019 Pennyworth Pennyworth
2019 Batwoman Batwoman
2019 Watchmen Watchmen
2019 Harley Quinn did not show up
2020 Star girl did not show up

Television films

year Original title German title
1974 Wonder Woman: Movie Wonder Woman
1975 The New, Original Wonder Woman: Movie Wonder Woman - An Amazon cleans up
1979 Legends of the Superheroes: Movie did not show up
1990 The Flash Flash
1991 The Flash II - Revenge of the Trickster: Movie Flash II - The tricker's revenge
1992 The Flash III - Deadly Nightshade: Movie Flash III - Deadly Nightshade
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Batman and the Phantom
1997 Justice League of America: Movie Justice League of America
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Batman & Mr. Freeze - Ice Age
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Batman of the Future - The Joker is coming back
2000 Gen¹³ did not show up
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Batman - Batwoman riddle
2005 The Batman vs. Dracula: The Animated Movie The Batman vs. Dracula: The Animated Movie
2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo did not show up
2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks Superman: Brainiac Attacks
2007 Superman: Doomsday Superman: Doomsday
2008 Justice League: New Frontier Justice League: New Frontier
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Batman: Gotham Knight
2009 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight Green Lantern: First Flight
2009 Superman / Batman: Public Enemies Superman / Batman: Public Enemies
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Batman: Under the Red Hood
2010 Superman / Batman: Apocalypse Superman / Batman: Apocalypse
2011 All Star Superman All Star Superman
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
2011 Batman: Year One Batman: Year One
2012 Justice League: Doom did not show up
2012 Superman vs. The elite Superman vs. The elite
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
2013 Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Lego Batman - The Movie: The DC Super Heroes Union
2013 Superman: Unbound did not show up
2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time did not show up
2014 Justice League: Was Justice League: Was
2014 Son of Batman Son of Batman
2014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Batman: Assault on Arkham
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis did not show up
2015 Batman vs. Robin Batman vs. Robin
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League LEGO: Justice League vs. Bizarro League
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League - Assault of the Legion of Doom
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Justice League: Gods and Monsters
2015 Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayham Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayham
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Batman: Bad Blood
2016 Justice League vs. Teen titans Justice League vs. Teen titans
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League: Gotham City Prison Break
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Batman: The Killing Joke
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants
2016 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
2017 Justice League Dark Justice League Dark
2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Teen Titans: The Judas Mission
2017 DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games DC Super Hero Girls - Intergalactic Games
2017 Batman and Harley Quinn Batman and Harley Quinn
2017 Batman vs. Two-face Batman vs. Two-face
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
2018 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
2018 Batman ninja Batman ninja
2018 The Death of Superman The Death of Superman
2018 DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis
2019 Reign of the Supermen Reign of the Supermen
2019 Batman: Hush Batman: Hush

Web series, short series

year Original title German title
2000 Lobo did not show up
2000 Gotham Girls did not show up
Zatanna did not show up
2003 The Aquaman & Friends Action Hour did not show up
2006 Plastic Man did not show up
2008 Watchmen: Motion Comic did not show up
2011 DC Nation shorts DC Nation shorts
2014 Batman Unlimited Batman Unlimited
2015 DC Super Friends DC super friends
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles did not show up
2015 Vixen did not show up
2015 DC Super Hero Girls DC Super Hero Girls
2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray did not show up
2018 Constantine: City of Demons did not show up

Video games (selection)

title year Platform (s) developer Publisher
Superman 1979 Atari 2600 Atari Atari
Superman: The Game 1985 Acorn Electron , BBC Micro , Commodore 16 , Commodore 64 , Commodore Plus / 4 , ZX Spectrum First star First Star, Prism Leisure Corporation
Batman 1987 Amstrad CPC , Amstrad PCW , MSX , ZX Spectrum Ocean Ocean
Superman 1987 NES Kemco Kemco
Batman: The Caped Crusader 1988 Amiga , Amstrad CPC, Atari ST , Commodore 64 , MS-DOS , ZX Spectrum Special FX Software Ltd Ocean
Superman 1988 Arcade game Taito Taito
Superman: The Man of Steel 1989 Acorn Electron , Amiga, Amstrad CPC , Apple II , Atari ST, BBC Micro , Commodore 64, IBM PC , MSX , ZX Spectrum Tynesoft Capstone
Batman 1989 Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, MSX, MS-DOS Ocean Ocean
Batman 1989 NES Sunsoft Sunsoft
Batman: The Video Game 1990 Mega drive Sunsoft Sunsoft
Batman 1990 Arcade game Nu-mega Atari Games
Batman: Return of the Joker 1991 Game Boy , NES, Mega Drive Ringler, Sunsoft Sunsoft
The Flash 1991 Game Boy Equilibrium Inc. THQ
Superman 1992 Mega drive Sunsoft Sunsoft
Swamp thing 1992 Game Boy, NES Imagineering THQ
Batman Returns 1993 Amiga , Atari Lynx , Atari ST , IBM PC , NES , Mega Drive , Mega-CD , Sega Game Gear , Sega Master System , SNES Acme, Aspect , Atari , Dentons, Konami , Malibu , Spirit of Discovery Konami , Sega
The Flash 1993 Sega Master System sample Sega
Batman: The Animated Series 1993 Game Boy Konami Konami
The Adventures of Batman & Robin 1994 Mega Drive , Mega-CD , SNES , Sega Game Gear Clockwork Tortoise, Konami, Novotrade Konami, Sega
Batman Forever 1995 Game Boy , Mega Drive , Microsoft Windows , Sega Game Gear , SNES Acclaim Entertainment , sample Acclaim
Justice League Task Force 1995 Mega Drive , SNES Blizzard , Condor, Sunsoft Acclaim
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game 1996 Arcade game , Microsoft Windows , PlayStation , Sega Saturn Iguana Acclaim
Batman & Robin 1998 PlayStation Sample , tiger Acclaim
Superman 1999 Nintendo 64 Titus Titus
Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker 2000 Game Boy Color , Nintendo 64 , PlayStation Kemco Ubisoft
Batman: Chaos in Gotham 2001 Game Boy Color Digital eclipse Ubisoft
Batman: Gotham City Racer 2001 PlayStation Ubisoft Ubisoft
Batman: Vengeance 2001 Game Boy Advance , Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube , PlayStation 2 , Xbox Ubisoft Montreal , Ubisoft Shanghai Ubisoft
Justice League: Injustice for All 2002 Game Boy Advance Saffire Midway
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips 2002 Nintendo GameCube , PlayStation 2 Infogrames Atari
Superman: The Man of Steel 2002 Xbox Circus freak Atari
Batman: Dark Tomorrow 2003 Nintendo GameCube , Xbox HotGen Kemco
Superman: Countdown to Apokolips 2003 Game Boy Advance Mistic Atari Interactive
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis 2003 Nintendo GameCube , Xbox Lucky Chicken TDK
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu 2003 Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube , PlayStation 2 , Xbox Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
Justice League: Chronicles 2003 Game Boy Advance Full fat Midway
Catwoman 2004 Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox Argonaut , Electronic Arts , Magic Pockets Electronic Arts
Constantine 2005 Microsoft Windows , PlayStation 2, Xbox Bits , SCi THQ , Warner Bros.
Batman Begins 2005 GBA, GCN, PlayStation 2, Xbox Eurocom Electronic Arts , Warner Bros.
Teen titans 2006 GCN, PlayStation 2, Xbox Artificial Mind and Movement THQ
Justice League Heroes 2006 Nintendo DS , PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable , Xbox Snowblind Eidos , Warner Bros.
Justice League Heroes: The Flash 2006 GBA WayForward Eidos, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Teen titans 2006 Game Boy Advance A2M Majesco
Teen Titans 2 2006 Game Boy Advance A2M Majesco
Superman Returns 2006 Nintendo DS , PlayStation 2 , Xbox , Xbox 360 , PSP EA Tiburon Electronic Arts
Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude 2006 Game Boy Advance EA Tiburon , Santa Cruz Electronic Arts
Lego Batman: The Video Game 2008 Mac OS X , Microsoft Windows , Nintendo DS , PlayStation 2 , PlayStation 3 , PlayStation Portable , Wii , Xbox 360 Ferl , Traveller's Tales , TT Fusion Warner bros.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe 2008 PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 Midway Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Midway
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh 2009 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Deadline Warner bros.
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Part 2 2009 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Deadline Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X , PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rocksteady Eidos , Warner Bros.
Justice League: Heroes United 2009 Arcade game Konami Konami
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame 2010 Nintendo DS, Wii WayForward Technologies Warner bros.
DC Universe Online 2011 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Sony Online Sony Online, Warner Bros.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters 2011 Nintendo 3DS , NDS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Double Helix , Griptonite Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham City 2011 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X , PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U Rocksteady Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown 2011, 2013 iOS , Android NetherRealm Studios Warner bros.
Gotham City Impostors 2011 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 monolith Warner bros.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2012 3DS, NDS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X , iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita , Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 Traveller's Tales Warner bros.
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 iOS, Android Gameloft Warner bros.
Justice League: Earth's Final Defense 2012 iOS, Android Netmarble Warner bros.
Injustice: Gods Among Us 2012 PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita NetherRealm Studios Warner bros.
Young Justice: Legacy 2012 Microsoft Windows, 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Little Orbit Warner bros.
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure 2012 Microsoft Windows, 3DS, Wii U 5th Cell Warner bros.
Man of Steel 2013 iOS, Android WB Games Warner bros.
The Wolf Among Us 2013 Android, iOS, Mac OS X , Microsoft Windows , PlayStation 3 , PlayStation 4 , PlayStation Vita , Xbox 360 , Xbox One Telltale Games Telltale Games
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013 Microsoft Windows, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Warner Bros. Games Montréal Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013 iOS, Android NetherRealm Studios Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate 2013 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows Armature Studio Warner bros.
Batman 2013 Arcade game Specular Interactive Raw thrills
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014 3DS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Traveller's Tales Warner bros.
Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes 2014 iOS, Android Lima Sky LLC Lima Sky LLC
Infinite Crisis 2015 Microsoft Windows Turbine, Inc. Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 , Xbox One Rocksteady Warner bros.
Batman V Superman: who will win? 2016 Android, iOS Warner bros.
Batman: Arkham Underworld 2016 iOS Turbine, Inc. Warner bros
Suicide Squad: Special Ops 2016 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X , iOS, Android Warner bros.
Batman: The Telltale Series 2016 Android, iOS, Mac OS X , Microsoft Windows , PlayStation 3 , PlayStation 4 , Xbox 360 , Xbox One Telltale Games Telltale Games
Batman: Arkham VR 2016 PlayStation VR Rocksteady Studios Warner bros.
Batman: Return to Arkham 2016 Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Virtuoso Warner bros.
DC Legends 2016 iOS, Android WB Games San Francisco Warner bros.
Injustice 2 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One NetherRealm Studios Warner bros.
Batman The Telltale Series Season 2 The Enemy Within 2017 Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Telltale Games Telltale Games
Lego DC Super Villains 2018 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Traveller's Tales Warner bros.

See also


  • DC. The great superhero lexicon. Extended and updated edition. Dorling Kindersley, Munich 2019, ISBN 978-3-8310-3661-5 . (Over 200 DC characters from Adam Strange to Zoom )

Web links

Commons : DC Comics  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Deconstructing Lichtenstein: Source Comics Revealed and Credited. comicsalliance.com, February 2, 2011, accessed July 15, 2018 .