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- Created 2012-03-12
DC Comics, Inc.
is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for
American comic book
s and related media. It is the publishing unit of
, a company of
Entertainment, which itself is owned by
. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known
, along with such superhero teams as the
, as well as antagonists such as the
, and the
The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series
, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name. Originally in Manhattan at 432 Fourth Avenue, the DC Comics offices have been located at 480 and later 575 Lexington Avenue; 909 Third Avenue; 75 Rockefeller Plaza; 666 Fifth Avenue; and 1325 Avenue of the Americas. DC has its headquarters at 1700 Broadway,
New York City
, but it was announced in October 2013 that DC Entertainment would relocate its headquarters from New York to Los Angeles (Burbank specifically).
distributes DC Comics' books to the bookstore market, while
Diamond Comic Distributors
comics shop specialty market
. DC Comics and its major, longtime competitor
(owned by Time Warner's main rival
The Walt Disney Company
since 2009) together shared over 80% of the American comic-book market in 2008.
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