DC Comics has announced it has invested in manga production and publishing company Flex Comix. Flex is now controlled by a consortium of investors and will create original manga that will be distributed digitally across the web and on mobile phones. After the initial digital run, Flex will make trade paperbacks available in Japan.
“Flex Comix’ publishing model provides a cutting-edge platform for manga readers to enjoy our titles in online, mobile and print formats,” said Seiji Takakura, CEO of Flex Comix. “DC Comics and Flex Comix have forged a partnership that will bring authentic Japanese manga to the worldwide English language audience in new and exciting ways. We have many exciting plans in the works that we will be announcing in the coming months.”
via DC Comics