Due to a ever shrinking demand for manga, DC Comics today announced that they would be closing their CMX division:
“Over the course of the last six years, CMX has brought a diverse list of titles to America and we value the books and creators that we helped introduce to a new audience. Given the challenges that manga is facing in the American marketplace, we have decided that CMX will cease publishing new titles as of July 1, 2010.
The shuttering of the CMX line does not affect the best-selling series Megatokyo which will continue publication, now as a DC Comics title with story and art by Megatokyo’s award-winning creator Fred Gallagher.
We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts and dedication of the CMX staff and to thank our fans who have supported CMX.
–Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio”
DC Comics made news several years ago when they announced they would be getting into the manga business. Previously American companies had dabbled a little bit in the manga business, but most were more concerned with their own homegrown properties. CMX only had to notable releases: “Megatokyo” and “Tenjho Tenge.” The former is the one title that is not going to be affected by the closer of CMX. As for the other title it most likely would have been the title that truly established them had it not undergone severe censoring among years of controversy. The fate of unfinished titles remains unknown, but the situation is looking bleak.
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