…Wait, let me try that again. In addition to approaching a century of comics canon, there's also canon from spin off movies, from spin off tv shows, from tv shows now only available on the black market in Asian countries, and from comics which spun off from the spin off tv shows. Our fandom has more canon than the Bible, and is as difficult to reconcile. It's impossible to be familiar with all of it, so most fans stake out a corner: a book, a character, or a team they like, and inhabit it. DCU is less a fandom than a loose collection of small interlocking fandoms. Fans tend to segregate themselves by their canon, rather than their 'ships, or by het vs. slash.
What is the DC Universe?
Books published under the DC imprint are assumed to take place in the same fictional universe. Books published by DC under the Vertigo or Wildstorm imprint don't necessarily take place within the DC shared universe, but are are considered within the DC fandom and included in this guide.
Communities of note:Information:
The dcfic_index is a no posting community that exists solely to track fic written within the DC universe. These can be found, sorted, in the memories.
dcu_slash_index for fic which is outside of, and mostly predates, live journal.
General Comics: (mostly stolen from devildoll 's Marvel fandom Guide)
A slash and het friendly place to discuss comic canon and continuity. Any and all comics as well as related movies, television shows, books, etc.
This is a community for folks who need to blab about comics and your addictions to them.
This is a place where you can sell and trade new or old comics, graphic novels, posters, action figures and anything else comic related!!
The community for the Obscure Comics Character Challenge, but it also has links to fics about obscure characters.
One hundred word challenge community.
This community is about comic culture, plain and simple. The entire comic book culture, not specifically limited to printed comics, but movies, toys, and all else you might find relevant.
This is a community for the discussion of comic-book/superhero films.
A community for girlfans of any and all comic books.
For fanart for any comic book, any company.
It is a forum for the posting of stories, fic announcements, and recommendations for comics-based fanfic of the gen persuasion.
Discussion, fics, rants, and reviews, all with a slash bent.
A Comic Book Based Newsletter
Community for posting scans of pages from comic books and manga.
This Community is for comic book lovers and fan artists. All forms are welcome, coloured pencil, paint, photomanip, markers, collages… everything!
A place for fans to post icons of superheroes from films, tv, books, video games and comics.
Community for posting screen caps from comics-based cartoons.
A community for the Saturday of comic fans, new shipment day! Come here to discuss the latest in the world of funnybooks.
A place to post links to your meta, reviews, rants, etc.
When you want to reread a story, but can't remember who wrote it.
On-going fic challenge community.
Specific Books, Teams, Families, etc.:
Primarily for the current sidekicks, Tim Drake and Cassandra Cain but past Bat-Brats, including Stephanie Brown and Jason Todd are welcome as well.
DC Villains Fanfic Community
Fic about Batman or the Batclan. Fairly active.
Birds of Prey TV or comic fic
Static Shock! For discussion, fic or art based on the animated series and comic of that name.
Dedicated to discussion, fic, art and pretty much anything relating to the Static Shock cartoon.
For all Vertigo comics fic and art, as well as discussion.
For fans of any Green Lantern.
Focused on the women in Gotham.
For fic written about the Justice League Cartoon.
Justice League virtual season.
Fic about the JLA and members.
Slashing the cartoon show, Justice League Unlimited.
A Legion discussion community.
For appreciation of Starman and the Starman characters.
For appreciation of the lesser known characters of the DC Universe.
This is a community to post fan fiction and fanart for any of the incarnations of The Legion of Super-Heroes.
[Bad username: teentitans_slash]
For slashfic using the characters of the Teen Titans tv show.
For fans of the Wildstorm Authority books.
For fic, fanart, and discussion about Titans team members, current or former. Very active.
Challenge fic communities, past and present:
Archive for the Four Color Heroines challenge, featuring fic about a wide variety of DCU women.
On-going challenge community.
jbbs Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, a Titans/Outsiders Secret Santa challenge
Alternate histories challenge archive for Tim Drake, Robin III.
Community dedicated to Jason Todd, Robin II
For appreciation of Bart Allen.
DCU ship manifestos at ship_manifesto
For anything related to bat/flash pairing.
For stories contain a pairing made up of robins.
Featuring a Dick Grayson/Roy Harper pairing.
For stories focusing on Roy Harper/Tim Drake.
For stories focusing on Tim Drake/Cissie King-Jones
For stories focusing on the pairing of Kon El/Tim Drake
Role Playing Communities: Not my thing, but by asking around I've found:
Titans Academy at Greatest Journal
Titans of Tomorrow at Greatest Journal
Outside LJFiction Archives outside of Live Journal - Not terribly active.
Birds of a Feather
An archive of Babs/Dick fanfiction.
A Robin III/Batgirl II fanfiction archive.
Yellow on Black
Batman and Black Canary.
An authors' collective archive. Contains an impressive links page, including many links to YahooGroups, which may or may not be active.
Comments, corrections, additions solicited.