Its probably safe to say
if there were no DC Comics company there would not be comics
today. It was DC Comics that launched a brand new industry by
publishing NEW FUN COMICS, the very first comic book that
consisted entirely of previously unpublished material.
In 1938, DC made history
with Action Comics # 1, featuring the debut of Superman. Thus
marking the debut of super hero comics, and marking the
beginning of a character that would be on his television,
radio, cartoons, and the big screen for over 60 years with
countless toys and collectables.
another milestone character, Batman, was introduced in the
pages of Detective Comics. Of course Batman hasn't been a
slouch in the mass media either. He's appeared in television,
cartoons, movies, and had probably more toys and collectables
than almost any other character.
Many more super heroes
followed both for DC Comics and other comic companies,
including Timely Comics, which would one day be named Marvel
Comics and DC's biggest competitor.