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Imprint: Minx

May 3rd, 2009 (03:45 pm)
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Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: TCM commercial music

In 2007, DC Comics launched an imprint called MINX. Promoted as "the first graphic novel imprint designed exclusively for teenage girls" and featuring new works by a variety of artists and writers, I had high hopes for the line. Sadly, it was cancelled in 2008.

I've listed the titles in order of publication. I've read all of the Minx titles. If a title is bold and italicized, then I really liked it.

The P.L.A.I.N. Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel
Clubbing by Andi Watson and Josh Howard
Good as Lily by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm
Confessions of a Blabbermouth by Mike Carey, Louise Carey, and Aaron Alexovich
Kimmie66 by Aaron Alexovich
Burnout by Rebecca Donner and Inaki Miranda
Water Baby by Ross Campbell
The New York Four by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston
Token by Alisa Kwitney and Joëlle Jones

Footnotes:

See art from The Plain Janes and Janes in Love as well as never-before-seen images from Janes Go Summer, which Cecil & Jim had started working on before the Minx line of comics was cancelled, in the July 2009 issue of readergirlz.

The Minx website is still accessible minxcomics.com Download and print out a Do-It-Yourself-Comic (PDF) from the site.

In Kimmie66, the character of Nekocat is described as "the excitable girl with the pigtails and the tutu-thing." Upon reading this, I laughed out loud, for I was backstage at a show, wearing a similar ensemble.

We've selected The P.L.A.I.N. Janes and Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg to be our books-of-the-month for readergirlz in July. Please join us for the discussions (and the art!)

Comments

Posted by: cadmium red no. 11 (pravda)
Posted at: May 4th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)

Re-Gifters is my favorite from the line and I also thought Water Baby was strong.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 4th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)

I have Re-Gifters on order at the library. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 2nd, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)

If only they had continued! *sigh* ~Lorie Ann

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)

I know! Sigh indeed.

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