DC Comics is home to the "World's Greatest Super Heroes," internationally recognized icons that continue to thrill generation after generation. Established in 1938 with the first appearance of SUPERMAN, the Man of Steel, and bolstered the following year with the debut of BATMAN, the Dark Knight Detective, this extraordinary world of modern mythology also includes legendary characters such as WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH, AQUAMAN and the rest of THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.
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As graphic storytelling matured and began to reach out to broader audiences, Vertigo was created in 1993 as a venue for material of an edgier, more sophisticated nature. Many of today's most provocative writers and artists, including Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughn, Warren Ellis, Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Milligan, Grant Morrison, Paul Pope and Brian Azzarello, have found a creative home at Vertigo. Among the award-winning series published since Vertigo's inception are SANDMAN, Y: THE LAST MAN, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, 100 BULLETS, PREACHER, FABLES and HELLBLAZER.
For fifty years, MAD has been a staple of bedrooms, living rooms, dorm rooms and recycling bins. And in that half century, the magazine has seen its share of highlights (driving a subtle, yet effective, wedge between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) and low points (the tragic East Coast/West Coast publishing war that claimed the lives of so many contributors). But in terms of amazing developments and captivating achievements, MAD's history is rivaled only by that of our own country — but with slightly fewer intern-related scandals. So enjoy our timeline and remember — while those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, those who learn anything from MAD's history are doomed, period!
Diane Nelson serves as President of DC Entertainment (DCE) and President & Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE).
Dan DiDio was named Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment alongside Jim Lee in February 2010. This announcement coincided with the naming of DC Entertainment’s executive team.
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Geoff Johns, one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers has written acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America.
Jim Lee, a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is now currently the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment (DCE) alongside Dan DiDio.
DC Entertainment brings the heroic, the edgy, and the utterly slapstick to print and online.
With our unparalleled stories, news, and access to DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD Magazine’s bigger than life characters, we are the fans’ choice for all things DC Entertainment.
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