D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, is a publishing company based in Dundee, Scotland, best known for producing Oor Wullie, The Broons, The Beano, The Dandy and Commando comics. It also owns Friends Reunited,[1] Parragon, and the Aberdeen Journals Group which publishes the Press and Journal, the Evening Express, the Aberdeen Citizen and the North Scotland edition of ScotAds. Historically it was a significant shareholder in the former ITV company Southern Television.

The company began as a branch of the Thomson family business when W Thomson became the sole proprietor of Charles Alexander & Co., publishers of Dundee Courier and Daily Argus.

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