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    Originally known as "National Publications", DC is a publisher of comic books featuring iconic characters and teams such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Justice League of America, and the Teen Titans, and is considered the originator of the American superhero genre. DC, along with rival Marvel Comics, is one of the "big two" American comic book publishers. DC Entertainment is a subsidiary of Warner Brothers and its parent company Warner Media.

    DC Comics is redundant.

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    DC stands for Detective Comics. Saying DC comics is basically saying Detective Comics comics.

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    Well, it is true.

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    @petey_is_spidey: Yeah but detective comics or just dc dont sound as cool for a company name as dc comics does.

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    #4  Edited By deathstroke52

    lol

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    @petey_is_spidey:

    Which of these sounds better?

    "I'm just going to go buy a DC."

    "I'm going to buy a Detective Comic."

    or

    "I'm going to buy a DC comic."

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    @petey_is_spidey:

    Which of these sounds better?

    "I'm just going to go buy a DC."

    "I'm going to buy a Detective Comic."

    or

    "I'm going to buy a DC comic."

    touche.

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    Technically, it does not stand for Detective Comics.

    Shortly after National was formed, they began to use the logo "Superman-DC" in reference to their two most popular titles, Superman and Detective Comics. It was a kind of branding.

    This lead to individual issues being casually called "DC" comics by buyers, and eventually the group was referring to itself internally as "DC".

    Later on National merged with All-American under a single National banner, and all their comics (Flash, Wonder Woman, Justice Society) now had the same "DC" branding that National's had, further cementing the name DC as a type of separate brand.

    Decades later, people had just been calling the company DC so long that the original purpose of the letters as an abbreviation of Detective Comics was forgotten about. So National Publications, now publishing basically nothing but DC branded comics, just renamed themselves "DC", but since you can't trademark that they became "DC Comics".

    In short, DC does not stand for Detective Comics, but the "DC" that was used on the logo that inspired the name that tied all the comics together originally did. Like how Carl's Jr. is no longer a junior version of Carl's because Carl's doesn't exist anymore, but the name was more famous than what inspired it so it stuck.

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    Technically, it does not stand for Detective Comics.

    Shortly after National was formed, they began to use the logo "Superman-DC" in reference to their two most popular titles, Superman and Detective Comics. It was a kind of branding.

    This lead to individual issues being casually called "DC" comics by buyers, and eventually the group was referring to itself internally as "DC".

    Later on National merged with All-American under a single National banner, and all their comics (Flash, Wonder Woman, Justice Society) now had the same "DC" branding that National's had, further cementing the name DC as a type of separate brand.

    Decades later, people had just been calling the company DC so long that the original purpose of the letters as an abbreviation of Detective Comics was forgotten about. So National Publications, now publishing basically nothing but DC branded comics, just renamed themselves "DC", but since you can't trademark that they became "DC Comics".

    In short, DC does not stand for Detective Comics, but the "DC" that was used on the logo that inspired the name that tied all the comics together originally did. Like how Carl's Jr. is no longer a junior version of Carl's because Carl's doesn't exist anymore, but the name was more famous than what inspired it so it stuck.

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    DC Comics actually refer to themselves as DC Comics tho.

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    Anyone else here a cinemasins ding while reading this?

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    I would buy DC Comics Detective Comics... lol...

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