Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, and the Joker are just some of the iconic names of DC comics. The beginning of DC comics was under a different moniker as National Allied Publications. It was created by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson in 1934. The company later became Detective Comics (aka DC comics) when a merger occurred with Wheeler-Nicholson and his new partner, Harry Donefeld.
Look up in the SKY! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
NO! It’s Superman! In June of 1938, Action Comics #1 was released featuring the red caped wonder. Teens loved this new hero whom had a secret identity as Clark Kent. And his love interest Lois Lane added a legendary romance. This increase in interest for even more superhero genre caused more companies to emerge in the 40s such as Marvel.
Your mom is named Martha too?
Even Superman needs some friends right? With superhero interest increasing so dramatically, DC needed to add some more heroes to their roster. Bob Kane and Bill Finger stepped up and created the caped detective, Batman. Batman had no superpowers but had incredible fighting skills, a wealth of resources, and detective skills to rival Sherlock Holmes. He was introduced in issue #27 of Detective Comics: Detective Comics: The Case of the Chemical Syndicate. Detective Comics would go on to be referred to as DC Comics when they introduced their logo which was added to comics in 1940 stating this comic is a DC Publication.
The rest is history
DC Comics would go on to add to their roster with no ending in sight. Characters like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Joker, Darkseid, Swamp Thing, The Flash, and Aqua Man. And that is only a small amount of the thousands of characters that have been introduced over the years. Here are some of the most popular DC Heroes: