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Comics more profitable than in '50s

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The comics industry is more profitable than it was 50 years ago.

According to Russ Maheras's research on Comichron, despite higher sales in the '50s and '60s, the industry makes more money today.

Allowing for inflation, he estimated that comics made roughly $236 million (£146 million), compared to $420,000 million (£259 million) last year.

The latter figure accounts for comics and graphic novels but not film, television and video game tie-ins and other properties.

Sales of single-issue comics have been hitting record lows in recent months.

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