How good is the comc industry in your country

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I live in Turkey we have some original comics like Seyfettin Efendi which is avaliable in comixology but nothing dffrent from that and I want to say the publishers that publishes comics ,manga and fumetti s but now I 'm a bit busy

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I'm american.

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I am from Serbia and it is almost impossible to find comics after 1980s.. And pretty damn hard to find those before :D

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it's on a slump

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Specialised Comic Stores in Canada are a rarity. Most of them have either closed up, expanded to become full blown collector's shops with toys and such, made music or video games the primary seller, or merged with big chain book stores like Indigo and Chapters.

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Okay we have some stores and I think they are good The most recent issues they have is published in america two months ago and if we want to read turkish we can only read collected editions.All the issues you can find in Turkey is english and they rarely publish hardcover and omnibus type of books.We can find turkish comics on chains like D&R but if you are going to visit turkey and coming from a country that not publishes comics Check Remzi.But these are not comic stores.We have a few stores in İstanbul best of them is in Kadıköy and we have a good store in beşiktaş but the best place for finding isssue is Gon in Beyoğlu.Whatever last year publishers published 364 comic,manga,frankofons,turkish comics and fumetti.So I think it is growing up in comic book industry

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While they have a difficult time currently there are companies that translate foreign comics. There are malls that have foreign comics untranslated.

And of course there is a small number of native comic book makers that do a very good job, Arkas is very known and translated in english.

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Well it kinda sucks in the Uk, if I want to buy comics I have to buy online or drive about 2 hours to my local comic shop, which took me 3 years to find.

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yeah wejust started reading batmanin turkish

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@rd189 said:

Specialised Comic Stores in Canada are a rarity. Most of them have either closed up, expanded to become full blown collector's shops with toys and such, made music or video games the primary seller, or merged with big chain book stores like Indigo and Chapters.

Truth. The one I frequent just merged with a hobby shop.

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It sucks, it a bunch of crying babies that cant deal, people dont want to read their stuff, because they try to be european to the point of... well i better dont say it.

Then all the artists that go and work with the American companies are "traitors" in the mind of this nutjobs.

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England sucks when it comes to comics...

I live 3 hours away from the nearest comic book store so I have to rely on comixology...

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I'm a 3 minute drive from one of the best comic shops on the east coast; however, I only use comixology and instocktrades.

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Not well, I'd assume.

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Not sure what the question is exactly but lets see....

In Britain the comic book industry has really taken its knocks, at one stage we had two big companies who were both churning out 60 odd comics a month at their heights, as well as a handful of smaller indie publications. If your comic sold less than 200,000 a week in the early 70s it was considered to be in trouble! at which point it would be cancelled and combined with a more successful comic.

Comics were always anthologies (think Shonen Jump), you'd get a mixture of adventure, humour, or sports serials in one comic. Everything was weekly, some were aimed at girls, some at boys, some were themed (war, football etc) and some were not.

The two big companies produce next to nothing now, D.C Thomson still make The Beano, and Commando, whilst the company Rebellion bought the rights to 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine and those are thankfully still in publication.

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In regards to buying comics in general, American comics are reprinted bundled together and are widely sold in shops such as W.H. Smith, essentially they're slightly out of date (not by that much) but you get a bunch of issues together for a low price.

Collected editions, tpbs, Manga, and Graphic Novels can be easily found in most large book stores (IE Waterstones, W.H. Smiths).

You can also buy brand new US comics in specialist comic stores if you have one in your area (I do).

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I'm too lazy to research Canada's comic industry.

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#19  Edited By silent_bomber
@parachomp said:

I'm too lazy to research Canada's comic industry.

I had a look into it once

During WW2 the importing of comics was banned so a bunch of Canadian comic companies started up, the most successful of which seems to be Bell Features, popular characters were Johnny Canuck, Nelvana, The Penguin, and some other more traditional heroes.

When US comics came back they went out of business. Other superhero comics came and went over the years, two that seem well remembered are Captain Canuck, and one called Northguard (introduced heroes commemorated on Canadian postage stamps)

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These days the biggest comics publisher seems to be Drawn and Quarterly. They look like they generally just produce serious auto-biographical Graphic Novels and such. Some of their releases are quite highly rated from what I've seen.

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I think things are looking slightly better, serious comics from companies like Jonathan Cape seem to be doing alright, and are appearing more and more in book shops, and there's even a kids comics that's pretty good called "The Phoenix" that seems stable.