The cover of the October 26, 1975 issue of Shōjo Comic
The manga featured in Sho-Comi are later compiled and published in book form (tankōbon) under the Flower Comics imprint.
Beginning with the January 2008 issue published in December 2007, the magazine was renamed Sho-Comi. 
In 2007, the Japanese National PTA Conference ranked Sho-Comi the worst manga magazine for young children due to its excessive sexual content. Many concerned parents have advised publishers to be more wary of the availability of these magazines to young readers.
From January to March 2019, Sho-Comi had 70,000 physical copies in circulation, which later dropped to 68,000 from April to June 2019. From July to September 2019, the magazine had 63,000 physical copies in circulation.
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