I have happy news for Tamil Comics fans. Currently only Lion comics and their sister brand Muthu Comics are being published in Tamil. Now Raj Comics is going to compete with them and will publish their comics in some regional languages including Tamil.
Raj Comics (founded 1986) is a leading Hindi and English comic publisher. They’ve entertained million of Indians with local flavoured super heroes like Super Commando Dhrva, Nagraj and Doga - will soon be launching its comics in five other regional languages.
Bollywood Hungama reports
To start with, the publisher has planned to roll with editions in Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali and Nepali. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Sanjay Gupta, Studio Head, Raj Comics, shared, "We have been in the comics space for several decades and observed that there is a huge demand for local content in India. In an attempt to reach our regional audience, we have planned to roll out with these comics."
Raj comics have a strong presence online. They’ve got e-comics, Official site, active discussion forum, animations etc etc. They’ve released good number of e-comics too, which you could find in their web site. I hope it’s a good example how you can directly reach customers than depending on careless dealers.
I think Lion should re-start their website and should allow online purchases, including subscription. Above all they should have a official discussion forum for fans. They can adopt the business model of marvel where we can read comics online for paying a small amount monthly or annually.
Definitely this is a new era for comics in sub continent.