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Free DC Comics Trivia Questions With Answers

DC comics trivia quiz with questions and answers.

 

Free DC Comics Trivia Questions With Answers

Where does the “DC” come from in DC comics?
A: The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series “Detective Comics”, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name.

Random House distributes DC Comics' books to the bookstore market, and who supplies the comics shop specialty market?
A: Diamond Comic Distributors.

DC Comics and its major, longtime competitor Marvel Comics together shared over 80% of the American comic book market in what year?
A: In 2008.

Action Comics #1 (June 1938), was the first comic book to feature the new character archetype, soon known as what?
A: "superheroes".

The comic book proved to be a what?
A: A sales hit.

On February 22, 2010, a copy of Action Comics #1 (June, 1938) sold at an auction from an anonymous seller to an anonymous buyer for how much money?
A:  $1 million.

With official names "National Comics" and "National Periodical Publications", the company began branding itself as what?
A: "Superman-DC" as early as 1940.

 

In what year did the company officially adopt the name " DC Comics"?
A:  In 1977.

The popularity of superheroes faded in the late 1940s, so the company focused on what genres?
A: Science fiction, Westerns, humor, and romance.

What two superhero titles were the medium's two longest-running as of 2013?
A: Action Comics and Detective Comics.

In the mid 1950s, the Flash's reimagining in Showcase #4 (October 1956) proved sufficiently popular that it soon led to a what?
A: A revamping of the Green Lantern character.

In addition it led to the introduction of what modern all-star team?
A:  Justice League of America (JLA), and many more superheroes.

National radically overhauled its continuing characters, primarily which characters?
A:  Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Editor Mort Weisinger, introduced characters such as whom?
A: Supergirl, Bizarro, and Brainiac.

 

The Batman titles, under editor Jack Schiff, introduced what successful titles?
A: Batwoman, Bat-Girl, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Bat-Mite.

Schwartz, and artist Infantino, then revitalized Batman as what?
A: The "New Look", re-emphasizing Batman as a detective.

Editor Kanigher successfully introduced a whole family of what type of characters?
A: Wonder Woman.

Since the 1940s, DC's characters inhabited a shared continuity that, decades later, was dubbed the what by fans?
A: The  "DC Universe".

In 1966, the Batman TV show on the ABC network sparked a what?
A: A temporary spike in comic book sales, and a brief fad for superheroes in Saturday morning animation.

DC lightened the tone of many DC comics particularly Batman and Detective Comics, to better complement the what?
A:  "camp" tone of the TV series.

In 1967, Batman artist Infantino became what?
A:  DC's editorial director.

 

With upstart rival Marvel Comics threatening to topple DC from its longtime number-one position Infantino attempted to infuse the company with what?
A: New titles and characters.

Infantino  also recruited major talents such as whom?
A: Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko and promising newcomer Neal Adams.

Why did he replace some existing DC editors with artist-editors?
A: To give DC's output a more artistic critical eye.

In 1970, Jack Kirby moved from Marvel Comics to DC, at the end of the what?
A:  Silver Age of Comics, in which Kirby's contributions to Marvel played a large, integral role.

He was given carte blanche to write and illustrate what?
A: His own stories.

He created a handful of thematically linked series he called collectively what?
A: The Fourth World.