News First Free Weekly Manga Mag Ends Publication in Japan
posted on 2007-12-11 13:31 EST
The Japanese media company Digima has announced that it is ending publication of Comic Gumbo, the first free weekly manga magazine, on December 11 with the 48th issue. Digima had just announced on November 20 that it was reducing the magazine's weekly print run from 100,000 copies to 50,000 copies to reduce costs. For now, the various titles in Comic Gumbo remain available for free online. Digima has yet to announce the reason for the closure, the fate of the manga titles' compiled volumes (which began selling in October), and any future plans for the magazine's titles such as online distribution.