I live overseas most of the time. This means I can only get to Golden Age Collectibles in Seattle or The Great Escape in Louisville every 18 months, at best! So I see things from a different perspective than most people.
Not since the great B&W indie boom of the 80s have I seen so many new publishers. None of whom I had ever heard of and many of whom are clearly doing land office business. And the fact that I am now able to get collected works from these people tells me they have been around for many years at this point. I am particularly impressed with Boom! Their series, "The Boys" was a clever breath of fresh air and an original take on the cult of super heroes.
Wasn't the internet supposed to kill off the comics industry??