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In an emailed newsletter titled "My Final Report," Malve writes, "As some of you may have already heard, after 25 years of running a successful business, sadly and much to my dismay, I have shut the doors of Atomic Comics."
"The villain in this tragedy is the economy. I had hoped to be the superhero and triumph over the recession, but sadly the economic downturn of the past 5 years has proven to be unsustainable."
This confirmation comes after rumors ran rampant on Twitter and Facebook starting Sunday afternoon and continuing through the evening.