DC Shutting Down CMX Manga Imprint

By Ishaan . May 22, 2010 . 10:06am

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/tenjho_tenge.jpg Come this July 1st, the CMX manga imprint owned by DC will be shut down, the publisher announced earlier this week. Best known for their translation of Tenjho Tenge and shoujo series such as Emma, CMX was part of DC’s Wildstorm division, headed by popular artist Jim Lee.

 

DC’s public statement regarding the closure was as follows:

 

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.

 

- DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio


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  • JustAnotherTraveler

    I apologize if this offends anyone, but honestly, nothing of value was lost. This company has nothing going for it and they even had the nerve to censor Tenjho Tenge like crazy if I remember correctly. I can’t even recall a single volume of anything I have bought from them and I am a major manga collector.

  • Roses4Aria

    I’m afraid this might just be another harbinger of things to come for the manga market over here, however. I’m pretty sure GoComi is all but done for, even though no official announcement has been made, and both Viz and Tokyopop have had recent problems. It’s a shame, as publishers of the type of shoujo I like are few and far between and are getting fewer, it seems.

    I did follow a few CMX titles, such as Two Flowers for the Dragon and My Darling Miss Bancho. I guess I won’t get to see how these ended now. :(

    • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

      Yeah, My Darling Miss Bancho would probably be the only series I think I care about. Although, does it mean it’s fair game for scanlators now? =( ?

  • BrotherCavil

    Gotta say….I’m kind of glad.

    They screwed up Tenjho Tenge beyond repair. So, let em burn, I say. :3

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I liked them for Emma, and I’m glad its finished already.

  • Guest

    They ruined Tenjho Tenge. I could give a damn what happened to them. The chances of ever having that manga localized properly and uncensored is gone and the only option is scanlations which is a terrible way of reading manga.
    Not because of the piracy issues but because I want PHYSICAL copies of my BOOKS.
    /rant.

  • http://eonhack.blogspot.com theclaw

    I wouldn’t have noticed or found out unless I read it here. My sole manga volume not Viz is a Haruhi one.

  • kagami

    Oh no… that’s too bad. :( On the bright side, they finished releasing all the volumes of Moon Child (and thankfully I purchased them all as they were released).

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