Editorial Vid Drop DC Comics In Mexico

Editorial Vid Drop DC Comics In MexicoLast week, Editorial Vid, the publisher of DC Comics in Mexico announced they no longer had the rights to do so and had ceased publication. This has been confirmed by general manager Paco Jimenez, who has left the company after twenty years.

There is a rumour that another publisher may pick up the license in May, but nothing definite yet. The reporting site also quotes Dan DiDio at WonderCon saying that he was aware of the situation in Mexico and that DC were making an executive decision on the matter."

In Mexico, Editorial Televisa has published Marvel comics for about five or six years now, with several monthly publications and book collections every few months. Editorial Vid had, however, encountered difficulties, publishing a comic every six weeks or two months as schedules slipped, with lower print qualities and a higher cost than their rivals. Something had to give and it seems that's exactly what's happened.

The last Editorial Vid was Batman: Battle for the Cowl, followed by a large sale on existing stock. This now appears a move because they knew their license was coming to an end and they had a limited time to sell any product.

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