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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 05, 2011
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One of the best comic companies ever.
Average Dumbass: Hey dude, Batman is from Marvel Comics right?
Smart Person: No you dumbshit he's from DC Comics
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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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1) The best superhero comics and tv shows and movies with the best superheroes such as: supergirl, superman, green arrow, flash, batman, green lantern, Wonder Woman, aqua man, hawk girl, hawkman, the atom, black canary, white canary, speedy, red arrow, rip hunter, Martian manhunter and many, many more

2) The best villains come from DC comics too such as: Non, general Zod, lex Luther, maxwell Lord, joker, Toyman, the calculator, zoom, vandal savage, reverse flash, bizarro, doomsday, Damien darhk, grodd, deathstroke, trickster, trickster II, captain boomerang, weather wizard, bug-eyed bandit, count vertigo, Cupid, vartox and many, many more
Person 1 - What comics are better, DC comics or marvel comics
Person 2 - That's obviously DC comics
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The comic book company responsible for Batman and Superman, to some the greatest to other a close second behind Marvel.

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Who made the batman comics?
dc comics duh....
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