We know the last thing you want to read is another Minx autopsy, but Shaenon K. Garrity just had to go there:
I can think of two other key causes of Minx’s demise. First, they didn’t do a crappy vampire comic. As someone who works in the manga business, I can attest that if you want to sell to teenage girls, you put out something with vampires in it. It doesn’t have to be any good. Just look at Twilight. One crappy vampire comic could have kept Minx afloat for years.
Second, almost none of the creators involved could draw sexy guys. No offense to my dear friends Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm, creators of the excellent Minx book Good as Lily, but you know what Derek’s idea of a handsome male lead is? Somebody who looks exactly like Derek Kirk Kim. And that was one of the better efforts. Most of the artists could not top the raw sexual power of a skinny Korean guy in checkered Vans.
Garrity uses this as a jumping-off point to poll experts on which artists draw the sexiest guys in comics. Mike Mignola and Jaime Hernandez are frequently mentioned, but the winner is…Carla Speed McNeil…to which we can only say, “Hubba, hubba!”