Founded: 2009 (DC Entertainment’s flagship brand, DC Comics, was founded in 1934)
DC Entertainment (DCE), home to iconic brands DC, Vertigo and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its iconic content across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with several key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games.
Among DCE’s three key brands, DC is built on the foundation of the world’s greatest Super Heroes, including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. Vertigo is home to stand-alone, commercial, high-concept stories such as “Sandman,” “Fables” and “American Vampire.” MAD is subversive humor parodying today’s pop culture and current events.
As one of the largest English-language comic publisher in the world, DCE’s publishing business remains the cornerstone of the company with thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines published each year. There are a total of nine DC television shows airing during the 2017-2018 season, including Supergirl (The CW), Arrow (The CW), The Flash (The CW), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Black Lightning (The CW), iZombie (The CW), Gotham (FOX), Lucifer (FOX), and Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network).
In 2018, DC will launch a branded direct-to-consumer digital service. The digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans and will feature exclusive original series including the live action Titans and Metropolis and the animated Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn.
A robust DC film slate in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, includes Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019) and Wonder Woman 2 (2019).
In partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC is home to Batman: Arkham, the most successful superhero game franchise in history. Other DC games include Batman: The Telltale Series, and Injustice 2, along with mobile games Batman: Arkham Underworld and DC Legends.