Earlier this week Publisher’s Weekly recently ran an article on the closing of Virgin Comics New York branch. The closing of the New York branch signifies the end of Virgin’s publishing unit, leaving the video game, movie adaptation, and various other branches of the company.
Virgin comics was founded back in 2006 with the premise that they would be writing stories based on Indian myth using mostly Indian creative teams. I say mostly because Virgin eventually began to use big name American creators to come up with the concepts/plot behind their stories, but still written/drawn by Indians.
While the concept behind Virgin was interesting, beyond the its initial release Virgin Comics never actively promoted their new products. Virgin seemed to be more interested in the creation of intellectual property that could eventually be turned into transitioned into other mediums that offered higher potential for large revenue.
I wish them the best in their endeavor… though, like during their entire publishing history, I just don’t know how they think any of it is going to work.