One of the "big two" comic companies (the other being Marvel Comics). DC is responsible for such cultural figures as Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman, although there are hundreds of heroes and thousands of characters in the DC Universe. They are mostly known for their superhero comics in the "DC Universe or DCU" although they do have other divisions, including the major imprint Vertigo Comics which focuses on comics aimed more for adults with many standalone series and the (recently closed and as of August 2011 planned to be integrated into the main DCU) Wildstorm, which had many creator owned superhero comics as well as a manga division.

Starting in 1985 with the famous Crisis On Infinite Earths DC has had many large scale crossovers in their multiverse that retconned large parts of continuity, reaching a peak in the late 2000's when they had three major retcon crossovers starting in 2005 and finishing in 2011 (with possibly more to come). Good job on messing up your continuity so much DC.

One funny thing about DC Comics is that it's not the original company name and the "DC" was taken from one of the more popular (and still ongoing) lines called Detective Comics, which is the comic that introduced Batman. This means technically the full name is Detective Comics Comics.
Person 1: Hey, I recently heard DC Comics is rebooting the DCU. It's now going to have a multiverse with 374 universes, Wonder Woman is now a Martian and the Flash is a talking bear! It's called Ultimate Final Last Crisis 2.0!
Person 2: Ugh. I love DC. It has great characters. But they have too many big retcons. I wish they'd just be stricter on maintaining continuity. Is it any wonder why so many people who want to get into comics feel intimidated and don't know where to start?
by Mr. ZAP August 5, 2011
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Average Dumbass: Hey dude, Batman is from Marvel Comics right?
Smart Person: No you dumbshit he's from DC Comics
by Joey1214 January 26, 2009
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One of the largest and greatest comic companies in the world, and is Marvel's rival. People say DC is trash because Marvel has a better cinematic universe, but Dc is better in every other category. People also say that Dc rips off characters from Marvel but Marvel did the same thing. No One is innocent. But gotta love Marvel too. But Dc is sovereign.
Person 1: Hey which superhero universe is Batman from?
Person 2: Why, DC Comics of course! It shits on Marvel. But , Marvel fanboys get cocky because the MCU is better than the DCEU. But DC makes better everything else. Go DC!
Person 1: Alright! Go Dc!
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DC Comics kicks Marvel's Ass!!!!!

Superman, Batman, Robin, Red Robin, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps
by DCFan2448 August 25, 2010
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often gets shit on because people only think of the marvel cinematic universe compared to the dc extended (film) universe. in my opinion, dc is far better comic and storyline wise. marvel is just praised way more because of the damn MCU. dc 100% slaps. tony stark got nothing on bruce wayne!
Guy 1: Marvel is the BEST!! Have you seen that new DC Comics movie? It’s awful!
Guy 2: DCEU, not DC Comics. Also TBH, Marvel sucks man. Stop confusing the companies with their cinematic universes. DC is amazing.
Guys 1 & 2: WTF???
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A company primarily known for making comic books and movies, about super heroes such As:The Batman, Superman,Wonder Woman,
Have you read the new DC comics book abou the justice League
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