DC Comics Launces Manga Line for Girls
In an effort to capture the interest, and pocketbooks, of girl readers, DC Comics launched a new manga series last month which is designed to appeal to girls. MINX debuted with series like the Plain Janes, surburban outcasts who form a secret art gang; Re-Gifters, a girl falls for a surfer boy who gives a present she buys to someone else; and Clubbing, a city girl is sent to rusticate with her rural grandparents after getting caught with a fake ID at a club.
Graphic novels and manga is seen as a new and competitive market. Teen writing sensation, Meg Cabot, is having the sequel to Avalon in manga format and Karin Slaughter is having one of her novels turned into a graphic novel.