DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher and the flagship unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences division of Warner Bros., which itself is a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia through its Studios & Networks division.
DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies. The majority of its publications take place within the fictional DC Universe and feature numerous culturally iconic heroic characters, such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Speedy, Supergirl, Batwoman, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, the Atom, Firestorm, Rip Hunter, Vibe, Vixen, Black Canary, White Canary, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Plastic Man, Huntress, Static, Zatanna, and Shazam!.
Most of their characters take place in the fictional DC Universe (DCU) and its most famous and recognizable teams are the Justice League, the Justice Society of America, the Green Lantern Corps, the Young Justice, the Suicide Squad, legends of tomorrow and the Teen Titans.
The universe also features well-known supervillains who oppose the superheroes such as Lex Luthor, the Cheetah, the Joker, Darkseid, Harley Quinn, General Zod, Catwoman, Brainiac, the Scarecrow, Doomsday, Bane, Parasite, Mr. Freeze, Metallo, the Penguin, Mongul, the Riddler, Anti-Monitor, Two-Face, Mister Mxyzptlk, Clayface, Atlas, Killer Croc, Bizarro, Ra's al Ghul, Cyborg Superman, Poison Ivy, Ares, Mad Hatter, Maxwell Lord, Deathstroke, Doctor Poison, Deadshot, Circe, Black Mask, Carmine Falcone, Sinestro, Red Hood, Black Manta, Killer Moth, Reverse-Flash, Firefly, Captain Cold, Man-Bat, Heatwave, Hugo Strange, Killer Frost, and Black Adam. The company has published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Fables and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo.