Starting life as National Allied Publications in 1934, DC Comics would go on to become one of the biggest companies operating within the comic book industry. DC are heavily credited for introducing superheroes into popular culture with Action Comics #1 and Superman. Since then, their catalogue has grown to include a host of other iconic characters including the Flash, Wonder Woman, and, of course, Batman.
On top of a legendary gallery of heroes, DC are also known for their incredible line-up of villains including the clown prince himself, the Joker. The prominent role of villains
in the DC universe has given the series a darker tone than most other comic books, giving them a loyal following with an older audience.
Following their merger with Warner Brothers, DC have seen great success in additional mediums including TV, film, and games. In 2013, Warner Brothers and DC released Man of Steel, which launched the DC Extended Universe and saw the subsequent release of Batman v Superman (2015) and Suicide Squad (2016).