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This page contains titles of comics published by DC that were licensed properties. A company other than DC retained the rights to the characters in these comic books.
The following is a list of the owners of some of the properties that DC has licensed:

  • 30 DAYS OF NIGHT - Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, and IDW Publishing
  • ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, DRAGONLANCE, FORGOTTEN REALMS, GAMMARAUDERS, and SPELLJAMMER - Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro.
  • ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE - 20th Century Fox
  • ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET - Ozzie Nelson
  • ALIEN NATION - 20th Century Fox
  • ALIENS - 20th Century Fox
  • AMERICAN CENTURY - Howard Chaykin, Inc
  • AMERICAN SPLENDOR - Estate of Harvey Pekar
  • AMERICAN VIRGIN - Steven T. Seagle and Rebecca Cloonan
  • ARROWSMITH - Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco
  • ASSASSIN'S CREED - Ubisoft Entertainment
  • ATARI FORCE - Atari, Inc.
  • BIONICLE - The LEGO Group
  • BITE CLUB - Howard Chaykin, Inc. and David Tishman
  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY - Stratemeyer Syndicate
  • CAPTAIN ACTION - Leisure Concepts / Ideal Toys
  • CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT - The Blackett, Sample and Hummert advertising agency
  • CARSON OF VENUS, JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS, KORAK, SON OF TARZAN, PELLUCIDAR and TARZAN - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • COPS - Hasbro
  • THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW - Kyle Baker
  • DALE EVANS COMICS - Republic Pictures
  • DANGER GIRL - J. Scott Campbell
  • DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND - Harlan Ellison
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED - Visiona Romantica, Inc.
  • DOC SAVAGE, JUSTICE, INC., THE AVENGER, and THE SHADOW - Street and Smith Publications/Condé Nast/Advance Magazine Publishers
  • DOCTOR NO - Danjaq, LLC/Eon Productions/MGM/Estate of Ian Fleming
  • ELFQUEST - Wendy & Richard Pini/Warp Graphics, Inc.
  • ELVIRA - Cassandra Peterson/Queen 'B' Productions
  • EMPIRE - Mark Waid and Barry Kitson
  • END OF NATION - Trion Worlds
  • EVIL DEAD - Sam Raimi (ARMY OF DARKNESS owned by MGM)
  • FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER - The Fritz Leiber Estate
  • FALLEN ANGEL - Peter A. David/Second Age, Inc. and David Lopez
  • THE FILTH - Grant Morrison and Chris Weston
  • FLASH GORDON, MUTT & JEFF, and THE PHANTOM - King Features Syndicate/Hearst Holdings, Inc.
  • FOX AND THE CROW and FLIPPITY AND FLOP- NBCUniversal/DreamWorks Classics
  • FRINGE - 20th Century Fox
  • FROST AND FIRE - Ray Bradbury
  • GEARS OF WAR - Epic Games Inc.
  • GLOBAL FREQUENCY - Warren Ellis
  • GOD OF WAR - Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • THE GREEN HORNET - The Green Hornet, Inc.
  • HELL ON EARTH - Robert Bloch
  • HERO FACTORY - The LEGO Group
  • HOPALONG CASSIDY - William Boyd
  • HOT WHEELS - Mattel
  • INFAMOUS - Sucker Punch
  • THE INVISIBLES - Grant Morrison
  • I, ZOMBIE - Monkey Brain, Inc. and Michael Allred
  • JACK OF FABLES - Bill Willingham
  • JACKIE GLEASON AND THE HONEYMOONERS - Jackie Gleason Enterprises
  • JUDGE DREDD - Rebellion A/S (1995 Judge Dredd movie produced by Disney)
  • KURT BUSIEK'S ASTRO CITY - Kurt Busiek/Juke Box Productions
  • LARRY HARMON'S LAUREL AND HARDY - Larry Harmon
  • THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
  • THE LIFE EATERS - David Brin
  • LOVECRAFT - Hans Rodionoff
  • THE MAGIC GOES AWAY - Larry Niven
  • MAN CALLED A-X - Marv Wolfman and Shawn McManus
  • MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS - Martin Manulis Productions in association with 20th Century Fox
  • MASK - Hasbro
  • MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - Mattel
  • THE MAXX - Sam Kieth
  • MERCHANTS OF VENUS - Frederick Pohl
  • MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY - American Broadcasting Company (ABC) / NBC
  • MS. TREE - Max Allan Collins
  • MY FAITH IN FRANKIE - Mike Carey and Sonny Liew
  • NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN- 20th Century Fox
  • NIGHTWINGS - Robert Silverberg
  • NYOKA THE JUNGLE GIRL - Republic Pictures
  • OCEAN - Warren Ellis and Chris Sprouse
  • ORBITER - Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran
  • OUT THERE: THE EVIL WITHIN - Humberto Ramos
  • PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT - The Pete Morisi Estate
  • THE POSSESSED - Geoff Johns, Kris Grimminger and Liam Sharp
  • POWER LORDS - Revell; Strongin/Mayem International
  • POWER RANGERS - SCG Power Rangers LLC and Toei Co., Ltd.
  • PLANET OF THE APES - 20th Century Fox
  • PREACHER - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  • PREDATOR - 20th Century Fox
  • PRIDE & JOY - Garth Ennis and John Higgins
  • PRINCESS NATASHA - FremantleMedia
  • THE PRISONER - ITV Studios
  • RATCHET AND CLANK - Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
  • RED - Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner
  • REINVENTING COMICS - Scott McCloud
  • ROAD TO PERDITION - Max Allan Collins
  • ROBOTECH - Harmony Gold USA, Inc.
  • THE ROCKETEER - The Rocketeer Trust
  • RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - Character Arts, LLC / Rudolph Company, L.P.
  • SANDKINGS - George R.R. Martin
  • THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS - WordFire, Inc.
  • SEAGUY - Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart
  • SERGEANT BILKO - CBS Studios
  • SERGEANT BILKO'S PRIVATE DOBERMAN - CBS Studios
  • SPIRAL ZONE - Atlantic-Kushner-Locke & Bandai
  • THE SPIRIT - Will Eisner Studios, Inc.
  • STARCRAFT - Activision Blizzard
  • STAR RAIDERS - Atari, Inc.
  • STAR TREK (and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) - CBS Studios in association with Paramount Pictures
  • SWEET TOOTH - Jeff Lemire
  • SWORDQUEST - Atari, Inc.
  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS - Radiant Assets, LLC
  • TERMINATOR: SALVATION - T Asset Acquisition Company, LLC.
  • TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel, and Vortex, Inc.
  • TOKYO STORM WARNING - Warren Ellis and James Raiz
  • TOR - Joe Kubert / Tell-A-Graphics
  • TRANSMETROPOLITAN - Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
  • UNDERCOVER GENIE: THE BOTTLED UP RANTINGS OF KYLE BAKER - Kyle Baker
  • UNDERSTANDING COMICS - Scott McCloud
  • WE3 - Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.
  • WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? - The Learning Company/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT: - Activision Blizzard
  • THE X-FILES - 20th Century Fox

The following properties are owned (or co-owned) by other divisions and subsidiaries of DC's parent company, Time Warner (which includes Warner Bros. Entertainment/WB, New Line Cinema/NL, Turner Entertainment/TE, Hanna-Barbera/HB, Cartoon Network/CN, and Home Box Office/HBO)

  • ANIMANIACS (and PINKY AND THE BRAIN) - Owned by WB
  • CARTOON NETWORK - Owned by CN/HB
  • CENTURIONS - Owned by HB
  • A DATE WITH JUDY - Owned by TE
  • DEXTER'S LABORATORY - Owned by CN
  • THE FLINTSTONES (and THE JETSONS) - Owned by HB
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH - Owned by NL, Sean S. Cunningham/Horror Inc. and Paramount Pictures
  • HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI - Owned by CN (based on Ami Onuki, Yumi Yoshimura and Kazuo Harada)
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET - Owned by NL
  • MAD MAX - Owned by WB
  • MGM'S MARVELOUS WIZARD OF OZ - Owned by TE
  • MORTAL KOMBAT - Owned by WB
  • MUCHA LUCHA - Owned by WB
  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Owned by WB (based on characters created by Roger Corman, Howard Ashman, and Alan Menken. Produced by David Geffen)
  • LOONEY TUNES - Owned by WB
  • THE LOST BOYS - Owned by WB
  • SCOOBY-DOO (and SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?) - Owned by HB
  • SCRIBBBLENAUTS - Owned by WB
  • SPACE GHOST - Owned by HB
  • SUPERNATURAL - Owned by WB
  • THE POWERPUFF GIRLS - Owned by CN
  • THUNDERCATS - Owned by WB and the Ted Wolf Estate.
  • TRUE BLOOD - Owned by HBO
  • WELCOME BACK, KOTTER - Owned by WB (through Wolper Productions)
  • THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Owned by WB