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 many 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 a shared universe 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 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 10 DC television shows airing during the 2016-2017 season, including Supergirl (CW), Arrow (CW), The Flash (CW), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW), iZombie (CW), Gotham (FOX), Lucifer (FOX), Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) and freshman series Powerless (NBC) and Justice League Action (Cartoon Network).
A robust DC film slate through 2020 in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures includes The LEGO Batman Movie (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), The Flash (2018), Aquaman (2018), Justice League 2 (2019), Cyborg (2020) and Green Lantern Corps (2020). Films in development at New Line Cinema include Shazam!, Black Adam and Vertigo’s Fables, 100 Bullets and The Kitchen.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC is home to the most successful super hero game franchise in the industry—Batman: Arkham. Other DC games include Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: Arkham Underworld and the much anticipated Injustice 2.