Sites about Australian Comics: - www.comicsaustralia.com; Tabula Rasa; OzComics
A little history on the comics scene in Australia, from the excellent OzComics website (reproduced from the original, more in-depth article, with kind permission):
"Without the Second World War, there would have been no Australian comic book industry. The wartime bans on imported publications meant local publishers had a captive market, which they dominated throughout the 1940s and early 1950s (similar bans had similar effects in Britain and Canada). The local comics industry suffered two body blows in the 1950s - the arrival of television in Australia in 1956, followed by the resumption of imported, full-colour American comics. Local titles could not compete with either of these and most local publishers had left the field by the early 1960s."
Australian Golden Age characters
(Continuing the quote from OzComics) "Australian comics have undergone sporadic revivals since the early 1980s, probably peaking in the late 1980s/early 1990s with the Cyclone Comics imprint, which published The Jackaroo and The Southern Squadron, both of which were reprinted in the USA. "
"Phosphorescent Comics has become one of the main players in Australia, having released over 14 books in the last 2 years, and their flagship title The Watch is distributed through Previews and has received many favourable reviews." (again reproduced with permission from OzComics)
Hey Dey Comics
Cult Fiction Comics
Sequence Productions Publications
Other Australian Superheroes and Villains
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