Sad news for those who were getting into DC’s Minx line – a line primarily aimed at female readers.  The company has announced it will cease publication in January 2009.

Minx will cease publication beginning January ’09. Minx was an experimental imprint for DC Comics and we are extremely proud of the books we published and the stories we told during the past two years. We thank all of the writers and artists who lent their talents to our endeavor and especially thank readers who came along for the ride. DC Comics remains committed to publishing diverse material for diverse audiences as we continue to welcome new readers.


If DC is willing to slash a whole imprint, look for more titles to get the axe in the near future.

via Minx


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  1. It’s truly a sad, sad story when a great idea like a line of graphic novels aimed at the young teen girls market can’t get off of the ground. I really believed in the Minx line as soon as I read their first book “The Plain Janes” The book wasn’t aimed at a then 41 year old man, but I enjoyed it a lot and it was one of my favorite graphic novels of 2007. I also enjoyed “The Re-Gifters,” Clubbing,” “The New York 4,” and am currently enjoying “Janes in Love.” I have passed these books onto my niece Crystal and she has enjoyed everyone of them and now they are gone. I don’t blame DC they tried, but it appears in the long run that bookstores just weren’t interested.
    What a shame.

    • Again like many I hadn’t even known of minx, or anything like it until I read Plain Janes, a truly amazing graphic novel that really made me think, hey, here is a book with pictures in it that is intelligent and appeals to girls – don”t get me wrong other stuff that is published does too, but nothing is as well tailor made to fit as the few titles I have read form Minx’s range.
      It was stupid to axe it, pure and simple, they should have put more into promoting it, getting it into school and local libraries, this would have taken a few years, many more than two or three! Some things aren’t noticed till they disappear.

  2. This is so so sad! Plain Janes was great, the 2nd Janes was great too. I tell all of my friends with daughters to get them both. Any book that has art as a tool for protest, art as a tool for healing, art as a tool for bonding, has something far more interesting than crime fighting or boy trouble, to say, and it deserves to be heard. One of the Minx titles “Waterbaby” I think, the main character has her leg bitten of by a shark, yes you saw that, bitten off by a shark! Don’t tell me that wasn’t going to be an amazing story

    I am a girl, way older than the demo they were aiming for, but a girl nonetheless who is into comics, and I hadn’t even heard of Minx until I met Cecile Castelluci, author of the Plain Janes, at ComicCon. I now feel guilty that I missed the Minx panel at SDCC, but there was too much shiny stuff on the dealer floor I got distracted.

    So sad.

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