DC's Jim Lee Discusses CMX's Ending, Licenses' Future

posted on by Jacob Browning

The retail news source ICv2 interviewed DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio at Comic-Con International in July and posted the transcript last week. The two talked about what may happen to its shuttered CMX division's manga licenses. Lee said that a couple of creative studios were interested in obtaining the rights to certain manga. He added, "I think Dark Horse had expressed interest…."

Lee also explained why the company dropped its manga division. He said that CMX had difficulty obtaining key licenses, because it had to first start with lesser-known titles and then work up to better properties. Manga sales were also comparatively low compared to DC Comics' other sales before the company decided to shut CMX down. Some of the manga stories have remained incomplete.

CMX Manga stopped publishing new titles on July 1. However, the decision did not affect Fred Gallagher's Megatokyo which will continue publication. DC Comics launched CMX in October of 2004 with manga Madara, Land of the Blindfolded, and From Eroica with Love.

Source: ICv2

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