DC Comics, Inc.

The company founded as National Allied Publications at 1934. DC Comics produces  many famous superhero characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Aquaman, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, and the Flash. The major antagonists of Justice League are Lex Luthor, the Joker, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Catwoman, the Penguin, General Zod, Gorilla Grodd, Brainiac, and Darkseid.
In the end of Golden age of american comic the popularity of superheroes faded, the company focused on other type of comic. In the middle of 1950s, instead of reviving the old character, Schwartz had writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome, penciler Carmine Infantino, and inker Joe Kubert create an entirely new super-speedster hero, the Flash

In the early 1990s DC’s extended storylines in which Superman was killed, Batman was crippled, and superhero Green Lantern turned into the supervillain Parallax resulted in dramatically increased sales at the moment and drop back as the hero’s replacements.

In May 2011, DC announced that it would be the first comic book publisher releasing digital versions comics, which is a good prove that DC is leading the industry.


Marvel Worldwide, Inc.

Marvel Worldwide, Inc is an American company that started in 1939 and publishes comic books and related media. The company published many famous superhero characters such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four and Captain America.
In 1939 Martin Goodman founded the Marvel Comics under the name Timely Publications, publishing comic books under the imprint Timely Comics. Goodman’s business strategy of success involved having his various magazines and comic books published by a number of corporations all operating out of the same office and with the same staff.
After DC Comics’ success in reviving superheroes between late 1950s and early 1960s, with the Flash, Green Lantern, and other members of the team the Justice League, Marvel followed up and catch the chance. The introduction of modern Marvel’s first superhero team, in The Fantastic Four #1 at Nov. 1961, began establishing the company’s reputation.  The majority of its superhero stories were written by chief editor Stan Lee.

Later Marvel began publishing more superhero titles such as the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, and some anti-heroes like Doctor Doom, Magneto, Galactus, the Green Goblin.
In today’s world there are many films, television programs, role-play games and vedio games create with Marvel’s superhero character  and the company had been acquired by The Walt Disney with for $4.24 billion in 2009.

American Heroic Comic overall information

At the beginning american comic book is a small magazine and it take step by step to reach wherever it is now. With in those comic, the super hero theme has been a hot spot all the time. Even though the popularity of the comic books once decline after World War II, due to the competition with spread of television and mass-market paperback books. Until 1960s a second wave of superhero popularity and mean while the recognition of the comics medium among academics, literary critics and art museums helped solidify comics as a serious form with established traditions and artistic evolution.

Back to early 1833 publishers had collected comic strips in hardcover book, with The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, which appeared in New York in early 1840s. The G. W. Dillingham Company published the first known proto-comic-book magazine in the U.S., The Yellow Kid in McFadden’s Flats, in 1897.

In 1938, editor Vin Sullivan saved sone of Siegel and Shuster’s creation from the slush pile and used it as the cover feature in Action Comics #1 at June 1938. Superman have visited to the world and so became the archetype of the “superheroes” that would follow. Action would become the American comic book with the second largest number of issues, with more than 800 issues published as of 2008. Within two years, most comic book companies had started using superhero titles and Superman has become one of the world’s most famous and recognizable characters as an icon of superhero. During the second World War the popularity of superhero comics rapidly declined. Therefore publishers replace them with other type of comic such as funny animal comics, science fiction, romance, and satire comics.

In 1960s what we so called Silver Age of american comic had come which represents the period that superheroes returned and came to dominate the comic book market with two major publishers, DC and Marvel. In the middle of 1950s, due to the popularity of the television series of Superman, those publishers experimented with the superhero again. National expanded its line of superheroes over the next six years with introducing other new hero.

In 1970s the new type of comic which include specialty stores with it came to the market. These specialty stores were a haven for more distinct voices and stories, but they also marginalized comics in the public eye. Serialized comic stories became longer and more complex, requiring readers to buy more issues to finish a story. Between 1970 and 1990, because of reasons such as: a nationwide paper shortage, increasing production values, and the minimal profit incentive for stores to stock comic books. The prices of comic book had rose sharply .

In today’s U.S.A. the heroic comic is already become a part of national culture and pass down by generations.