How do I buy comics online in Canada?
August 10, 2006 10:41 PM   Subscribe

CanadaFilter! Help a Canuck get his comic book fix.

I'm looking for an online source for comics located in Canada. There are services like this in the USA: In Stock Trades and Comic Hole. Despite the high Canadian dollar it's still a pain to ship accoss the border. So, aside from and where do the Canadian comic book fans shop online?
posted by cm to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Toronto's Silver Snail Comics has an online store, but I've only ever used them for order-online-pickup-instore purchases. But it's a start, anyway.
posted by antifuse at 3:59 AM on August 11, 2006

Well, if legality isn't an issue for you... :) You can build a nice collection of files via BitTorrent. The file format is CBZ or CBR (a zip or rar file containing JPG images of each page of the comic book). I use CDisplay to read them on my laptop, but I have to hold it sideways. Next on my list is a TabletPC. :) It can be annoying, and no it's not the same as holding a comic in your hands. But, if you want to read some hard-to-find comics, it might be your only option.
posted by Spoonman at 5:56 AM on August 11, 2006

The Beguiling has an online store, but as I live a few blocks away from them, I have never had a need to shop there online. They do, however, in addition to comics, also sell loads of original art.
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:59 AM on August 11, 2006

If you don't mind joining a comic book community, you could become a member of the CGC Message Boards. Several members are canadian and collectors and dealers are members. It's a great place to talk about comic book collecting and buy comics from fellow members. I've bought/sold books there and have never had a problem. It's not like an online store but you can get good deals on some nice comics (I got a collection of VF-VF/NM early Iron Man's for less than guide recently).
posted by Stynxno at 8:31 AM on August 11, 2006

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