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DC Comics is a comic book franchise famous for superheroes such as Superman and Batman.

References to DC Comics in The Simpsons[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
2 021 "Bart the Daredevil" When Bart tried to become a daredevil, Dr. Hibbert showed him a boy that broke his leg when he tried to fly like Superman.
034 "Three Men and a Comic Book" After the children had visited a comic expo, Homer said "Give me Wonder Woman" and made an erotic growl after he said that he never knew what Superman saw in Lois Lane.
4 068 "Mr. Plow" Adam West, the actor of Batman in the 1960s Batman TV series, hired both Mr. Plow and Plow King.
Wonder Woman Mayored to the Mob.png 10 212 "Mayored to the Mob" Mark Hamill knocks over a cardboard cutout of Wonder Woman.
11 227 "Beyond Blunderdome" The Batmobile is seen in the Hollywood Auto Museum.
The Thing Batmobile.png 13 288 "I Am Furious (Yellow)" Stan Lee jams a The Thing figure into Database's Batmobile toy.
14 295 "Large Marge" Bart and Milhouse once watched an episode of Batman guest-starring Krusty. This inspired them to try and recreate a stunt which lead to Milhouse desecrating the United States flag and Seymour Skinner leading a protest, ruining Krusty's career.
FABF01.png 15 319 "Today I Am a Clown" In the couch gag, the Simpson family are in the Bat Cave dressed in Batman costumes. Homer is Batman, Marge, Lisa and Maggie seem to be Batgirl and Bart is Robin.
Aquaman and Superman.png 18 395 "Homerazzi" Bart was seen reading Aquaman and Superman.
19 404 "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" When Homer waited for the Student of the Millennium Award to start he started to write a Superman novel.
Death of Superman.pngDeath of Aquaman.png 407 "Husbands and Knives" When looking through comics at the Android's Dungeon, Bart came across Death of Superman and Death of Aquaman.
Wonder Woman.png A cardboard cutout of Wonder Woman is the inspiration for Marge to open up Shapes because of Wonder Woman's figure.
No Loan Again, Naturally Wonder Woman costume.png 20 432 "No Loan Again, Naturally" When Marge tells Homer to invite Ned Flanders to the party, Homer says yes, but only if he can wear the costume he provides, which is that of Wonder Woman.
21 442 "Homer the Whopper" Everyman used an issue of Captain America to have the patriotism to want to save the President's life and an issue of Wonder Woman to give him the boobs to distract the guards.
463 "The Bob Next Door" Bart once wrote as his chalkboard gag "Batman is nothing without his utility belt".
Batmobile.png 23 494 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" Comic Book Guy bought the Batmobile from the Museum of TV and Television.
24 523 "Black-Eyed, Please" After giving Homer a black eye, Ned Flanders asks Homer is he can pray for him. Homer tells him it's okay, as long as he prays to Superman. Ned refuses and Homer started the prayer himself.
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25 532 "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" Marge, several other women of Springfield and Comic Book Guy all dress up as Catwoman for Halloween.
540 "Married to the Blob" Commissioner Sweeney is a parody of Commissioner Gordon.
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Clocks for Krypton, Superman's home planet and Bizarro Earth are seen.
In Comic Book Guy's song, he has a Lois Lane comic for the wedding special between Lois Lane and Superman.
The Just Us League is a reference to the Justice League. A parody of Wonder Woman appears on the poster.
Strawberry is dressed as the Mad Hatter. Strawberry and Milo's child is dressed as Catwoman.
Comic Book Guy says that at last they will be in the same bed, just like Batman and Robin.
542 "Diggs" Marge says the mental hospital Diggs is staying at is an Arkham Asylum type of place.
Sex in the Batmobile.png 549 "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting" Sex in the Batmobile is a reference to the Batmobile
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Several people are dressed as DC Comics characters:
Brick Like Me - SpongeBob play sets.png 550 "Brick Like Me" Bart's giant LEGO robot is made partially out of a Batmobile.
Bloc-Quaman.png Bloc-Quaman is a parody of Aquaman.
Green Hornet vs. Green Lanterne.png 27 579 "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" A poster for Green Hornet vs. Green Lantern is seen, with a special appearance by Green Arrow.
Aquaman and Poseidon.png 29 620 "Springfield Splendor" A person is cosplaying Aquaman, dragging a tank with someone else inside.
624 "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be" Lisa told Marge that "Wonder Woman showed that if you are a goddess with superpowers, there's no limit to what you can do."

Comics[edit]

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Detective Comics.png Simpsons Comics #152 In the Name of Lava! An issue of Detective Comics with Batman on the front is held by Comic Book Guy.
Simpsons Comics #192 Mutiny on the Barty The Springfield Police Department had a low budget after they bought a Batmobile, so after a week they stopped searching for the missing Bart and Milhouse.
Simpsons Comics #211 An Unconventional Romance Cloris Clane mentioned that she cosplays as Power Girl.
CBG Avengers, Daredevil, Green Lantern.png Bart Simpson #24 ...Nelson Muntz's Guide to Grown-Up Nerds Comic Book Guy tells Nelson to get out of his store before he downgrades a copy of Green Lantern vs. Dick Cheney.
Bart Simpson #74 Into the Woods When Bart and Milhouse pooh-pooh Lisa's mention of the Donner Party, Lisa tells Martin to ignore them, as "They think that 'The Old West' is an actor who played Batman on TV".
Bartgirl Maggie.png Bart Simpson #78 Bartman vs. Doctor Octuplets Bartgirl is a parody of Batgirl.
Li'l Homer #1 Springfield's Next Top Model Kit! The Batmobile was seen at the Springfield's Ninth Annual Custom Car Show & Hot Rod-A-Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong.
Green Lantern Comic Book Guy.png The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 1 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Green Lantern at Halloween 2003.
Klingon Batman.png Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 2 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Klingon Batman at Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con 2001.
Golden Age Flash CBG.png Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 3 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Gold Age Flash at San Diego Comic Con 1980.
Bizarro World CBG.pngWonder Woman CBG.png Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 4 Comic Book Guy dresses up as Bizarro CBG at Close Encounters of the Comic Book Kind Comic Book Convention 2000 and Wonder Woman at Worst Halloween Ever 1970.
The Simpsons Go for the Gold Bummer Games In a film about the first Olympics made by Homer and Bart they explained that they couldn't have the first Olympics in USA because Pocahontas was still trying to guide Lois and Clark to the Pacific. Later when they had found the Pacific they were progressive and freethinking adults so they all got married together. They illustrated this with a doll of Superman.
Simpsons Super Spectacular #13 Splotchmen The comic story name is a reference to the DC Comics series Watchmen.
Simpsons Super Spectacular #15 Nerds of Prey
Lois Lane.png The Simpsons Go for the Gold Bummer Games In a film about the first Olympics made by Homer and Bart, they explained that they couldn't have the first Olympics in USA as Pocahontas was still trying to guide Lois and Clark to the Pacific. Later when they had found the Pacific they were progressive and freethinking adults so all three got married together. They illustrated her with a doll.

Books[edit]

Picture Book Reference
Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture On Comic Book Guy's list of greatest quotes of all time is "I like pink very much, Lois" by Superman.
Table of Geeky Delights.jpg Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic Batman (Bt), Barbara Gordon (Bg), the Batmobile (Bm), Lois Lane (Ll) and Wonder Woman (Ww) are all elements in Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights.

Games[edit]

Picture Game Reference
Tapped Out Kearney Trick-or-Treating Costume.png The Simpsons: Tapped Out During Treehouse of Horror XXV, Kearney's Trick-Or-Treat costume is The Joker.

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