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DC Comics, Inc

Works: 1,516 works in 2,021 publications in 2 languages and 88,178 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Film adaptations  Fiction  Adventure stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, Creator, Editor, Scenarist, Conceptor, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by DC Comics, Inc
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 3,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 3,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin and laughter characterize his emotional and mental instability, becomes a dangerous adversary that Batman seeks to stop at all costs
V for vendetta by James McTeigue ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
Watchmen ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future
Superman : the ultimate guide to the Man of Steel by Scott Beatty ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Readers can now get a comprehensive look at the complete Superman story from his birth on Krypton and arrival on Earth, to his double life as a Daily Planet reporter and as one of the most famous super heroes ever."
Red 2 by Dean Parisot ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses rejoins his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device
Batman by Tim Burton ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Batman faces the Joker for the first time
Crime wave! by Billy Wrecks ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman, Batman and the rest of their CD Super Friends team up to stop the nefarious Black Manta, who has stolen the world's largest pearl and unleashed a deadly giant octopus
Smallville ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes all 23 episodes of season two in this spectacular series that provides a fascinating spin on Superman lore. Also includes deleted scenes and audio commentaries
Superman by Richard Donner ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others
Batman ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transformation from the novice crimefighter to the Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against many criminal elements, including, the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc, and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry developed by Wayne Industries, Batman's ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them, causing some to fear his power
Green lantern ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of six tales that show Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns policing the galaxy a la 'Gotham Knights.'
Smallville ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All 22 episodes of season three that includes Clark's embracing of his dark side ... and the devil's bargain Jonathan makes with Jor-El to rescue his son. Other highlights: Perry White and villainous Morgan Edge debut in the series. Clark hones a sensational new power. Chloe lets slip an intriguing reference to someone named Lois Lane. And the secret of Clark's true identity burdens Pete, obsesses Lex and drives a wedge between Lana and Clark
Smallville ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Superman as a boy
Smallville ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During this exciting pivotal season: the Fortress of Solitude rises, Clark faces rogue Kryptonians, and Lex Luthor launches a vicious political campaign
Smallville ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There are two Clark Kents. One is the young man whose life in a tiny Kansas town sets him on destiny's path. The other is Bizarro who shares Clark's DNA but not his values. Only one of them can survive. This season includes the arrival of Clark's cousin Kara/Supergirl. Plus, Lana Lang might prefer Bizarro to the real deal and Lois Lane makes a career leap. Chloe Sullivan finds that balancing a meteor power with a personal life isn't easy. Lex Luthor's power-lust has a new fixation - Kara
Smallville ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clark Kent draws closer to his Superman destiny in this exciting 22-episode season. Davis Bloome begins to realize he is Doomsday. His mission on Earth: kill Clark Kent
The DC Comics guide to coloring and lettering comics by Mark Chiarello ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents strategies, techniques, and professional secrets for comic book coloring and lettering, using DC's world- famous characters to demonstrate the step-by-step instructions
All-star Superman by Grant Morrison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Topsy-turvy madness on the backwards Bizarro planet. A bottled city that proves you can never go home again. A living sun hell-bent on destroying humanity. A world without the Man of Steel. Twelve impossible labors and mere moments to save the Earth. You've never seen this before. And you'll never see its like again. The multiple-award-winning All-Star Superman concludes only after taking the timeless icon to all-time heights of excitement and acclaim. An eternal story true to the greatest character from the golden age of comics and crafted by a team of comics creators reminding us that there still are living legends"--Dust jacket flap
Smallville ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Great planet, Earth is. So great that other survivors of Planet Krypton wouldn't mind making it home and taking control. But fellow Kryptonian Clark Kent has a warning for Zod and his followers who cross the line, especially if they seek to enlist Lois Lane in their schemes: I will destroy you all! Hearts grow fonder (Clark & Lois) and dangers grow stronger (Clark vs. warriors of Zod) in this 21-Episode Season 9 Collection. Plus, unexpected characters from DC Comics lore add exciting new layers to the adventures of the man who will become Superman. Among them: the shape-shifting Wonder Twins, magical Zantanna, and Justice Society of America's Dr. Fate, Hawkman and Stargirl. May justice prevail -- and Earth survive!"--Container
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Alternative Names
DC Comics
Detective Comics
New York (N.Y.) Detective comics