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Comics

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Emily Boutkan

on 18 January 2013

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How it All Started DC began in 1934 when it was founded by Entrepreneur Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. Originally National Allied Publications, the company's name changed a few times before it became DC comics. DC Logos Through the Years Action Comics #1, June 1938, Superman's Debut Some of DC's first few titles included "New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine", which later evolved into "Adventure Comics", and then another title was introduced, called "Action Comics". What does DC mean? -The name DC came from one of the company's popular series, Detective Comics. Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) Characters DC's most well known and popular heroes include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and more as well as well known antagonists such as the Joker, Catwoman and Lex Luthor among many. Many people think comic books are childish- which is not true! Many comics, new and old are for older audiences. DC publishes comics for all ages with different genres, not only superheroes. Some of the most famous comic books are the darkest. DC also has also published series for adult audiences, many from DC's imprints, like Vertigo Comics, which is talked about on the next slide. Childish? DC Comics Other DC Material DC's Comics Today In 2011 DC launched The New 52, a reboot of all their ongoing comics series, and revamped 52 new series starting back at volume #1, with all new stories, which continues to date. DC has also published under different imprints and names. These include many different genres, and several imprints for a wide range of audiences. Vertigo is DC's most famous imprint, aimed at mature readers. The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman, and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore. Both published under the imprint Vertigo. DC also has movies based on their comics, including Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Watchmen, the upcoming Man Of Steel, and many more. Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City were very popular video games and are critically acclaimed. Icons Many of these characters are iconic- you probably wouldn't meet someone in your everyday life who couldn't recognize the Superman or Batman logo, even if they were not fans of the series. The characters have become symbols in pop culture and are very popular. DC vs Marvel Batman My personal favourite superhero is Batman. Even though he does not have superhuman powers like many other superheros, he can use his wealth for high-tech equipment such as weapons, different gadgets and vehicles. Some of his many skills include his peak physical and mental strength. He is a master escape artist, trained martial artist and is highly intelligent. Long time competitors, DC and Marvel share 80% of global comic book sales. Although I may tend to favor DC a little more because I mostly read Batman comics, I like both companies and I don't think that one is necessarily better than the other. Some of the Best DC Comics Left to Right: The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Long Halloween, Kingdom Come, All Star Superman, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth Legacy Comic books have been around for many years and DC, Marvel and other publishers continue to surprise and reinvent their stories. There are so many people that love the comics. They are hugely popular today and have a massive fan base. They have inspired art, music, and other fan-made productions.
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