Andy Khouri follows up on the Minx cancellation with interviews with most of the Minx creators on the fate of various books. The biggest casualty is David Hahn’s ALL NIGHTER, which is finished but will not be published by DC.
While the comics punditry performs a thorough post-mortem on Minx, reader concern has largely been with respect to announced, in-progress or otherwise unreleased books. Solicited projects “Emiko Superstar” and “Token” will be released as planned, but other works including the completed “All Nighter” will not, and the future of an in-progress second sequel to “The PLAIN Janes” remains uncertain. A sequel to Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly’s “The New York Four” will be published, with details regarding release date and imprint to be determined.
Much more from Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg, Mike Carey, and others in the link.
BTW, while Minx postmortems abound, from what we’re hearing, the main reason for pulling the plug was simple: the chains couldn’t support the line. The problem of shelving YA graphic novels — where they go and how they are labeled– is a big part of this, and based on some of the numbers we’re hearing, has affected a lot of the GNs for younger readers that have come out this year.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.