Updated 12 Apr 2022, 5:02 PM PT

Sadly, in mid-May 2020, DC Comics released the final issues of its various DC Giants series at Walmart. As had been done one year prior, many multi-part stories in the Giants ended abruptly, with no explanation. Beginning in June 2020, shrink-wrapped multi-packs of 4 recent DC 32-page comics at higher prices took their place in Walmarts.

Although then-DC-publisher Dan Didio wrote on Facebook (24 Feb 2019) that the DC Giants were "successful and continuing," the entire line was discontinued in May 2020, shortly after Didio's unexpected dismissal and the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Social media panned the replacement multi-packs for their high price, inability to determine content before purchase, and inclusion of random issues of multi-part stories.

Most of the new stories originally intended for the 2019-2020 DC Giants ended up as DC Digital Firsts editions, priced at $1 on Comixology. For example, the conclusion of Mark Russell and Marco Santucci's Swamp Thing series appeared in the digital-only Swamp Thing: New Roots #6 rather than the unpublished Swamp Thing Giant (2nd series) #6. Given the number of issues of digital-only Superman: Man of Tomorrow, DC had commissioned enough stories for several more issues of Superman Giant (2nd series).

Two digital-only issues of Shazam! Lightning Strikes suggest that a Shazam! Giant was also planned, but cancelled.



Aquaman / Batman / Birds of Prey / Crisis / DC Super Hero Girls /
The Flash / Justice League / Superman / Swamp Thing /
Teen Titans Go! / Teen Titans-Titans / Wonder Woman /
Misc. one-shots


Final Walmart giants released May 2020:

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Chronological list of all Walmart giants


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This is my unauthorized index of DC Comics giants published in the US from 2017 to May 2020. I document the giants' publication histories, frequent re-numberings, and various covers. Most of these were around 100 pages with new material up front, reprints in back, and sold for $5, except where noted. This is a just-for-fun fan website, no cookies, no ads. I am not affiliated with DC, Warner or AT&T. You can email me at dave(at)fishdog.net or follow @SuperDavePete1 on Twitter.