DC and Marvel are the two giants of the comic book industry. I think that even if you were asked to name a comic book company, you would only remember Marvel and DC (and not Dark Horse for example).
However, if Marvel is OK (almost everyone knows that the company is owned by Disney), then there are a lot of rumors about DC. First of all because in 2014, 2017, 2020, and 2021 there were rumors that Disney would buy DC.
Who actually owns DC?
DC Comics is actually owned by DC Entertainment which is, in turn, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences, which is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia Studios & Networks, which is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia, which is, in turn, a subsidiary of AT&T, a public company listed on the NYSE.
Also, WarnerMedia Corporation, owned by AT&T, and Discovery have announced a merger.
In the new company, 71% of the shares will go to AT&T shareholders and 29% to Discovery shareholders. The total amount of the deal will be 43 billion dollars, it is planned to close in mid-2022. On June 1, 2021, it was announced that the merged company would be known as Warner Bros. Discovery.
Will Disney acquire DC Comics?
In May 2021, there are rumors that WarnerDiscovery wants to sell Warner Bros. and DC Comics in order to divest itself of entartement subsidiaries.
WarnerDiscovery is in talks with the Walt Disney Company to sell these assets. Amazon, Apple and Disney are also interested in buying DC Comics, but negotiations between Disney and WarnerDiscovery are ongoing.