Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero
Publisher: DC Comics
Detective Comics has remained in publication longer than any other DC Comics title, and indeed, the very name DC was taken from its initials. However, since Action Comics was published weekly for a short time in the 1980s, and Detective was bi-monthly for a period in the 1970’s, Action has a higher issue count. Nonetheless, in March 2019, Detective became only the third American comic book in history – after Action and the Four Color series of the 1930s-60s by Dell Comics – to publish a 1,000th issue. In 2011, as part of The New 52 reboot, Detective’s numbering was reset to #1 and a “Volume 2” launched. However, in 2016 the legacy numbering was restored, allowing the comic to reach the milestone.
After 52 issues, the series is ended as part of DC Rebirth. Detective Comics (Volume 1) resumed publication with issue #934 (August, 2016), the number Volume 1 would have been at had it been in continuous publication.