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DC Comics is an American comic book line operated by Time Warner.


DC Comics is one of the largest and best known American comic book publishers. DC is responsible for some of pop culture's best known comic book super heroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Wonder Twins, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and their teammates in the Justice League of America.

The initials "DC" were an abbreviation for the original name of "Detective Comics", but DC was later adapted to be the company's official name. DC comics was founded in 1934 by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson.


Graphic Novel:The Man with Too Much Brains

During a talent show at Matt Neuenberg's high school, a person from the audience calls Matt "Brainiac", a villain of Superman who has artificial intelligence of advanced alien origin.

The Butterfly Effect

Hiro tries to catch Daphne by pondering what Batman would do to catch Catwoman. Later, Ando asks Hiro if Batman would ever put Robin at risk for a trap.

The Eclipse, Part 1

In Lawrence, Hiro says that every town and city around the world has a place where the wise men gather--like the Hall of Justice. The Hall of Justice is the headquarters of the Super Friends and the new headquarters of the Justice League.

The Eclipse, Part 2

At Sam's Comics, Sam explains to Hiro that he doesn't need to be a millionaire like Batman or an alien like Superman in order to be a hero. Additionally, the store has issues of Wow Comics on display.

I Am Sylar

Ando refers to himself as "Batman", saying that Batman fights alone. When he compares Hiro to Superman, he says that his being unfrozen in time is like Batman being in Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Finally, Hiro tells Ando that even Batman needs a partner.

An Invisible Thread

After Mohinder asks him if he is suffering from specific symptoms, Hiro tells Mohinder that Bruce Wayne only gets two hours of sleep a night.

Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 1

Hiro's scrambled brain makes him see Wonder Woman-like character.

June 13th, Part Two

Quentin Frady calls Tommy and Malina "Wonder Twins".

Heroes Evolutions

  • Hiro ends another blog entry with "in brightest day, in blackest night", referring to Green Lantern's oath.
  • Hiro signs off, "Great hera," one of Wonder Woman's catchphrases.
  • Excited about meeting other evolved humans, Hiro blogs, "Soon we will be the Justice League of America! Actually it would be Justice League International." However, because Isaac's apartment is in New York City and not in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island (the first location of the Justice League of America), or in Detroit, Michigan (the location of the League's main bunker), he settles on calling the group of evolved humans the Justice Society of America, who kept a headquarters in New York.
  • In a February 10, 2010, message, Hiro signs off, "In brightest day and blackest night". This is very close to Green Lantern's oath.

Memorable Quotes

"Up, up and away!"

- Hiro (to Nathan) (Hiros)

"It's going to be you and me from here on out. Partners."

"You mean like Batman & Robin?"

"Yeah, like Batman & Robin. Only, I ain't wearing no tights."

- D.L., Micah (Homecoming)

"Your whole life you talked about your favorite stories... Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, Kensei... All the heroes you wanted to be."

- Ando (to Hiro) (How to Stop an Exploding Man)



See Also

  • For references to DC Comics's character Superman, see Superman.
  • For references to DC Comics's character Batman, see Batman.

External Links

DC Comics -- Official Website

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