Go! Comi Lets Its Website Expire
posted on 2010-05-11 23:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The North American manga publishing company Go! Comi has let its website domain expire as of May 8. Former Go! Comi Creative Director Audry Taylor has also told ANN that she is no longer working at the company. According to retailers, the last volume of manga published by Go! Comi had shipped in October of 2009. The website had shut down its user forums in April.
Go! Comi's Twitter account has also been deleted. A Google cache of the website from April 8 indicates that its last Twitter update was on February 1.
Go! Comi had posted an update on its web forum regarding the status of the company and its publications in January. In the post, the site administrator apologized for the company's delays and explained that the company was being hit hard "due to a combination of economic downturn and digital theft." The post also said Go! Comi may need to scale back on its website and online community or may need to shut it down altogether "until the economy picks up again."
Titles that Go! Comi has published include 07-Ghost, Tenshi Ja Nai!!, Ultimate Venus, Her Majesty's Dog, and the Eisner-nominated After School Nightmare.
Go! Comi CEO David Wise has not yet responded to ANN's request for comment.
Thanks to Rachel for the Go! Comi Twitter news tip via Josh's Anime Blog