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Re: American Comic Books in Taiwan?

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 24 Aug 2011, 22:55

Josefus wrote:There used to be a place called Banana Comics.
Current/back issues, toys/figures, graphic novels, shirts etc.
Sadly, I think it went out of business, :(

Aw, damnit! Banana comics is closed :cry: ? At least I know I don't have to return to Taipei for good reading.
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby papercut » 20 Mar 2012, 16:50

I doubt there is a source of single issues in Taiwan now. Maybe an inquiry to Diamond will uncover alternatives.
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby papercut » 20 Mar 2012, 16:55

Hmmm, none listed for Taiwan, but HK got two hits:

Comic Shops near HONG KONG, CHINA include:
CLARK'S COMICS
SHOP B7 BASEMENT, CAUSEWAY BAY
CENTRE, 15-23 SUGAR STREET
HONG KONG
CHINA
Phone: 852-28907718
METRO COMICS
SHOP 112 CAUSEWAY BAY SHOPPING
CENTER, 19 SUGAR STREET
HONG KONG
CHINA
Phone: 85228951162

And Tokyo

Comic Shops near Tokyo, JAPAN include:
HONJO SHOKAI CO LTD
1-6-1 EBISUNISHI
SHIBUYAKU
Tokyo
JAPAN
150-0021
Phone: 81-334633555
NISHIYAMA YOSHO GINZA
NARITAYA BLDG 7-13 GINZA 3
CHOME CHUO-KU
Tokyo
JAPAN
104-0061
Phone: 81335620820

Plus a few more in other cities in Nippon.

Man, Korea has one:

Comic Shops near SEOUL, KOREA include:
SHOW POP
809-8 NAMYOUNG BLDG #203
YOKSUM-DONG KONG NAM-GU
SEOUL
KOREA
Phone: 310-538-2450

And most of SE Asia too. WTF? In someways, Taiwan has jumped the shark (back in 2005 it seems) in others it is getting better and better.
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 20 Mar 2012, 20:59

papercut wrote:Hmmm, none listed for Taiwan, but HK got two hits:

Comic Shops near HONG KONG, CHINA include:
CLARK'S COMICS
SHOP B7 BASEMENT, CAUSEWAY BAY
CENTRE, 15-23 SUGAR STREET
HONG KONG
CHINA
Phone: 852-28907718
METRO COMICS
SHOP 112 CAUSEWAY BAY SHOPPING
CENTER, 19 SUGAR STREET
HONG KONG
CHINA
Phone: 85228951162

And Tokyo

Comic Shops near Tokyo, JAPAN include:
HONJO SHOKAI CO LTD
1-6-1 EBISUNISHI
SHIBUYAKU
Tokyo
JAPAN
150-0021
Phone: 81-334633555
NISHIYAMA YOSHO GINZA
NARITAYA BLDG 7-13 GINZA 3
CHOME CHUO-KU
Tokyo
JAPAN
104-0061
Phone: 81335620820

Plus a few more in other cities in Nippon.

Man, Korea has one:

Comic Shops near SEOUL, KOREA include:
SHOW POP
809-8 NAMYOUNG BLDG #203
YOKSUM-DONG KONG NAM-GU
SEOUL
KOREA
Phone: 310-538-2450

And most of SE Asia too. WTF? In someways, Taiwan has jumped the shark (back in 2005 it seems) in others it is getting better and better.

How did you find this stuff out? :ponder:
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Re: American Comic Books

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Re: American Comic Books

Postby papercut » 20 Mar 2012, 23:34

Damn, I am a cainiao? WTF!
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby ichbinjenny » 01 May 2012, 03:09

I'm going to be bringing over graphic novels (going more for the arty, literature-style comics) starting in late May and selling them in my Taichung book shop. If anyone has any special requests, please PM me.
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby Zla'od » 09 May 2012, 16:55

Eslite (near Taipei 101) has a few single-issue titles, which they stock with all the other magazines. As I recall they usually have Archie, the Simpsons, Star Wars (Dark Horse), and a few Marvel and DC titles. For graphic novels, the bookstore in Breeze Center (also Taipei) has the most, but Page One has some.

Oh yeah--both Marvel and DC now offer same-day (as the print release) e-book versions.
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby Blaquesmith » 18 Aug 2012, 16:13

I'd recommend going digital. Back in the days of youth & craziness, I could spend almost all of my monthly allowance in comic-books. Then I learnt how to draw properly (though maybe there's a bunch of people who can say no to that), and I stopped buying most of them, I began to grow picky. After a few years, I only kept buying some really, really good stuff that interested me.

But when I feel the need to read in bulk, to let my mind slip out of existence and just be a fanboy again, I go digital. There is a huge, and I mean, HUGE offer of comic-books freshly digitalised out there, both legal and... not so much.

I have heaps of comics (American, european and japanese) in .CBR / .CBZ format (which can be read from any tablet, both in Android or iOS, or from the computer). I got used to read from a screen a few years ago, and I keep enjoying my comics this way.

Besides, Digital has been the easiest way to bring some of my favourite comics to Taiwan. I couldn't fit my comic collection, my RPG books and my lead miniatures in a 20" container if I wanted to...
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Re: American Comic Books

Postby ichbinjenny » 13 Sep 2012, 00:48

ichbinjenny wrote:I'm going to be bringing over graphic novels (going more for the arty, literature-style comics) starting in late May and selling them in my Taichung book shop. If anyone has any special requests, please PM me.


An update: Wilsen Books & Cards has a few shelves' worth of new graphic novels. No pamphlet-like comics, but soft and hard bound graphic novels. On the shelf now is an annotated collection of Sandman and some book from The Walking Dead series, as well as books by Daniel Clowes, Guy Delisle, and Art Spiegelman. I also have The Best American Comics Anthology from 2012 going back to 2009. Lots of random books by lesser known but not lesser quality artists/writers.

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