Food For Thought

DC has announced the cancellation of Minx, their imprint of graphic novels aimed at young girls.

The Minx line launched the same week that my piece about Brave and the Bold #115 hit the Internet. Was publicity for their “Girl Power” line overshadowed by Bob Haney and Jim Aparo’s story of the Atom reanimating Batman’s corpse to fight crime?



14 thoughts on “Food For Thought

  1. I think it was the complete and utter failure to properly market and position the books that did it.

    Of course, I have no hard evidence to back this up — but what else is new?

    (Also, Jesus Hates Zombies Featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves is partially awesome.)

  2. That’s a shame. I’m a 32-year-old male, but I was impressed with the first wave that I got from the library system. And while I wasn’t bowled over by Water Baby and Burnout, I was honestly looking forward to a follow-up to The New York Four (once again, sorry if I made too many comparisons to The Plain Janes). I hope there’s a way to get any stories beyond the second wave out, and maybe that they could be marketed better.

  3. Maybe it has something to do with it being called “Minx?” That doesn’t sound like something you aim at girls.

  4. You know, you can’t make that up, you can’t plan it (Chris sure as hell didn’t), it’s just so telling and so true.

  5. You are a bad person, Chris. And I believe that your Brave and the Bold #115 post had at least as much to do with the Minx cancellation as any other blog post.

    Was that too snarky?

  6. Actually, it says your blog is History’s Greatest Villain. Not you. Now, as the writer and creator of this blog, this does earn you some villain points. However, it’s like Red Ronin. He’s the anti-Godzilla robot, no matter what the little Japanese kid inside him does.

  7. Brian Wood has said the next part of the New York Four‘s story arc will come out eventually. He’s just not sure where or when yet…

    Also I see what you did there and you’re a bad, bad man…

  8. Man I had that issue of B&B back in the old days. Didn’t Atom running all over Batman’s brain somehow reanimate him?