Tokyopop Is Returning, But Should Creators Take a Chance?
Tokyopop is back. The manga publisher, known for its rapid rise and subsequent implosion in the early 2000s, announced a new push toward active business at Anime Expo on July 2. Tokyopop founder Stu Levy (also known as DJ Milky) led a panel that unveiled an ad-supported comics app called Pop Comics and unspecified plans to return to manga publishing in 2016. The response from creators who have been published by Tokyopop was… let’s call it “less than enthusiastic”: