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Company Overview of DC Comics, Inc.

Company Overview

DC Comics, Inc., also known as Detective Comics, Inc., publishes comic books. It offers its products through online retailers. DC Comics, Inc. was formerly known as National Periodical Publications, Inc. and changed its name to DC Comics, Inc. in 1977. The company was founded in 1934 and is based in New York, New York. DC Comics, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Warner Communications Inc.

1700 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1934

Phone:

212-636-5400

Fax:

212-636-5599

Key Executives for DC Comics, Inc.

President and Publisher
Age: 58
Managing Editor and Vice President
Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations
Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs
Senior Vice President of Brand Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

DC Comics, Inc. Key Developments

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment Announce Relationship with Mattel, Inc

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) with DC Entertainment announced that it has once again extended its successful relationship with Mattel, Inc. The new multi-year agreement grants Mattel rights to continue as master toy licensee for the entire universe of DC Comics characters. Under the terms of this strategic alliance, Mattel is granted unprecedented access to the complete breadth and scope of the DC Comics vault of characters, which includes more than a thousand world-famous DC Comics Super Heroes and DC Comics Super-Villains, such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Joker.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Dc Entertainment Launches Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment unleash some of DC Comics' most deadly villains upon Gotham City with the launch of Batman: Arkham Origins. The next installment of the blockbuster Batman: Arkham video game franchise is available for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U(TM) system and Windows PC. Also available is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the PlayStation(R)Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS(TM) handheld system. Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins is based on DC Comics' core Batman license. The game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young, unrefined Batman as he faces the defining moment of his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, is a 2.5-D handheld game developed by Armature Studio, which brings the core Batman Arkham pillars, such as FreeFlow combat and Batman's infamous gadgets, to the PlayStation(R)Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo handheld format for the first time. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate allows players to continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight's past.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment Launch New Fighting Game Franchise Injustice: Gods Among Us

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the North American launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U(TM) system. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a new franchise in the fighting game genre and a brand new story created in collaboration between NetherRealm Studios, DC Entertainment and comic book writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. As the story unfolds, players will experience the power, gadgetry and unparalleled strength of some the most popular DC Comics heroes and villains, such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Joker and others, as they engage in epic battles in a world where the line between good and evil is blurred. Injustice: Gods Among Us features numerous locales pulled from DC Comics lore including Arkham Asylum, Metropolis, Atlantis, and more. The arenas are multi-tiered, destructible, interactive playgrounds in which players can unleash each character's unique super powers, individual move-sets and environmental interactions to beat their opponents. Fans can also extend their experience by playing the S.T.A.R. Labs missions, which offer players a wealth of additional content and unique gameplay that are outside of the game's story mode experience. Also available is the Injustice: Gods Among US Collector's Edition for Xbox 360 and PS3, which includes the game disc, an exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring Batman and Wonder Woman, a special Collector's Edition of the first print issue of the Injustice: Gods Among Us DC Comics series, digital download of the DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom, and three exclusive skins based on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman from DC COMICS -- THE NEW 52. The Collector's Edition is priced at $99.99 and available in limited quantities. Players looking to extend their gameplay experience can buy the Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass now for Xbox 360 and PS3(TM) and receive four upcoming downloadable characters for the price of three, as well as a bonus Flashpoint Skin Pack featuring alternate costumes for Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Deathstroke. The Season Pass is available on the Xbox LIVE(R) Game Store for 1200 Microsoft Points and on PlayStation(R)Network for $14.99.

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