DC Comics has announced the end of their imported Manga CMX line of comics, effective as of July 1st 2010. CMX began publishing in 2004. The “end of line” came via the following statement from Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio released to the press Tuesday afternoon.The timing of the news is somewhat curious considering DC just released their August 2010 solicitations on Monday, which did include new CMX titles, though it should be noted final publisher solicitations are sent to Diamond for inclusion in the Previews catalog weeks before they're released online. This also follows quickly on the heels of news that Viz Media has cut 40% of their staff. DC is declining interviews in response to the news at this time. Full Statement: "Over the course of the last six years, CMX has brought a diverse list of titles to America and we value the books and creators that we helped introduce to a new audience. Given the challenges that manga is facing in the American marketplace, we have decided that CMX will cease publishing new titles as of July 1, 2010.
The shuttering of the CMX line does not affect the best-selling series Megatokyo which will continue publication, now as a DC Comics title with story and art by Megatokyo's award-winning creator Fred Gallagher.
We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts and dedication of the CMX staff and to thank our fans who have supported CMX.
--Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio
Musashi #9 Vol 17 CMX will ship 5/26 for an in store date of 6/23.
Venus Capriccio Vol 4 CMX will ship 5/26 for an in store date of 6/23.
Two Flowers for the Dragon Vol 6 CMX will ship 5/26 for an in store date of 6/23.
Polyphonica: Cardinal Crimson Vol 1 CMX will ship 5/26 for an in store date of 6/23.
Stolen Hearts Vol 2 CMX will ship 6/2 for an in store date of 6/30.
Teru Teru X Shonen Vol 7 CMX will ship 6/2 for an in store date of 6/30.
Orfina Vol 8 CMX will ship 6/2 for an in store date of 6/30. "