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December 6, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #88 December 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:14 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,880,211 +0.24% +7.64% +85.85%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,918 +0.75% +3.86% +980.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.72% 0% -3.54% +481.31%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 193,412 +24.61% +10.77% +76.29%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.98% +24.30% +2.99% -5.06%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 991,973 +8.86% +0.27%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.56% +8.60% -6.87%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 57,345
My current eBay feedback (total): 122,299
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,461,011 -1.41% +8.46% +1.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,521 +0.16% +4.32% +93.81%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.02% +1.55% -3.87% +90.62%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.28% -15.45% -50.84% +21.54%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,682 +0.43% +7.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.57% -0.26% -3.14%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 152,194 +0.77% +12.78% +70.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,494,071 -2.32% -7.39%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,265,010 +0.24% +5.32%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 -4.05% -21.11%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 225,575 +108.18%* +13.83%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 105,317 -2.80% +7.30%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 46.69% -50.45%* -5.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 237,213 +3.13% +23.27%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,821 +0.78% +3.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 44.19% -2.28% -15.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 168,713 +1.99% +17.13%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

Atomic Avenue‘s marketplace continues its most recent downturn, just shy of 1.5 million available comics.

Despite continuing to grow their registered users by more than 10% per year, Comic Collector Live continues to show troubling signs as their total available items drops along with their number of sellers.

It looks like Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting accurate figures again. Indications show more than a 10% increase in their marketplace over the past year.

HipComic has shown high gains in the past month but when looked at over the past year, they show low growth at less than 4%.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have shown strong gains in the past year.

* this number is probably inaccurate due to Amazon not reporting complete numbers in past months/years






November 8, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #87 November 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:39 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,871,048 +1.63% +8.84% +93.4%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,127 +0.90% +3.79% +999.42%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.72% -3.70% -4.71% +468.46%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 155,210 +9.30% +18.66% -13.31%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.01% +7.49% +8.95% -55.20%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 911,279 +29.91% -8.39%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.54% +27.80% -15.84%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 56,843
My current eBay feedback (total): 120,728
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,481,941 -0.88% +12.17% +2.43%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,353 +0.39% +6.30% +95.27%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.91% +1.27% -5.26% +90.63%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.61% +54.86% -12.05% +82.03%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 251,608 +0.51% +8.05%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.68% -0.12% -1.62%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 151,036 +0.59% +13.13% +70.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,529,634 -0.54% -7.59%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,259,679 +0.41% +5.88%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 74 +4.23% -21.28%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 108,355* +1.78% -44.01%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 102,087 +1.17% +5.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.22%* -0.61% +88.73%*
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 230,016 -1.14% +14.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,008 -55.30% -48.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 45.22% +2.03% -9.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 165,426 -1.66% +0.13%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

My Atomic Avenue orders show a strong gain in the past month because the month before that had a planned one week vacation. Last month was a full month of sales.

Comic Collector Live increased the number of stores increased by 4%. They’re still down over 20% from the past year but this is a positive sign for that marketplace.

*I strongly suspect that Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting numbers inaccurately because they show that there are 108,000 listings in their marketplace but I have 102,000 and another large seller has 15,000 available.

HipComic continues its plateau this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have hit a plateau.






October 11, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #86 October 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:34 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,809,079 +0.96% +10.42% +105.26%
Cyberspace Comics listings 104,190 -1.90% +7.18% +905.69%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.82% -3.00% -3.00% +389.97%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 142,002 +5.24% -0.88% +19.99%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.73% +4.13% -10.17% -41.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 701,496 +21.69% -30.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 18.42% +20.53% -37.12%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 56,350
My current eBay feedback (total): 119,485
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,495,088 -0.15% +17.55% +2.58%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 101,955 +0.28% +8.88% +99.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.82% +0.43% -7.35% +94.28%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.56% -45.11% -19.30% +15.11%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 250,337 +0.64% +8.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.73% -0.35% +0.64%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 150,149 +1.32% +13.55% +70.15%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,537,953 -0.70% -7.15%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,250,507 +0.30% +5.89%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 -2.74% -24.47%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,457* n/a -43.92%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 100,910 n/a +9.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.79%* n/a +95.24%*
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 232,676 +0.60% +24.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 103,112 -1.88% +7.31%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 44.32% -2.47% -13.97%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 168,215 +4.77% +7.46%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

My Atomic Avenue orders took a drop last month due to a one week planned hiatus on the site.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by nearly 25% which has led to a decrease in total listings of more than 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

*Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting numbers again but I strongly suspect that they are inaccurate because they show that there are 106,000 listings in their marketplace but I have 100,000 and the next largest seller has 19,000 available.

HipComic continues its plateau this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up over 7%.






September 18, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #85 September 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:40 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,772,746 +1.74% +11.85% +122.97%
Cyberspace Comics listings 106,203 +0.66% +11.72% +1,349.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.82% -1.05% +0.00% +551.23%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 134,935 -10.87% -6.62% +43.22%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.58% -12.25% -16.36% -35.73%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 576,461 -20.99% -43.78%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 15.28% -22.32% -49.74%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 55,897
My current eBay feedback (total): 118,150
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,497,351 +1.06% +23.41% +2.45%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 101,667 +0.45% +12.75% +103.01%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.79% -0.59% -8.61% +98.15%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 10.13% +6.74% +16.30% +90.41%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 248,753 +0.62% +8.49%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.87% -0.17% +3.94%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 148,181 +1.52% +14.07% +68.50%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,548,838 +0.14% -6.66%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,243,751 +0.39% +6.03%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 73 +1.39% -23.96%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section unavailable n/a n/a
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store unavailable n/a n/a
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon unavailable n/a n/a
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 231,297 +2.17% +36.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 105,092 +0.70% +11.95%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 45.44% -1.43% -17.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 160,557 +1.80% +11.39%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of sold items over the last three months have plunged dramatically.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by nearly 25% which has led to a decrease in total listings of nearly 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not allowing their number of listings to be shown this month. No data can be collected.

HipComic has hit a plateau of sorts this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up over 10%.






August 9, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #84 August 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:33 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,708,404 -0.55% +15.14% +150.38%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,506 -0.17% +15.05% +1,262.60%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.85% +0.53% -0.17% +444.21%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 151,387 -10.97% -13.93% +93.02%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.08% -10.48% -25.23% -22.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 729,604 -31.72% -30.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 19.67% -31.35% -39.37%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 55,373
My current eBay feedback (total): 116,589
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (20,597 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,740 listings)
Third Image Comics (↑) Other Indies (11,276 listings)
Fourth Clearance (↓) Image Comics (8,558 listings)
Fifth Wholesale (↑) Dark Horse (4,633 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,481,695 +0.56% +17.67% +8.26%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 101,213 +1.10% +12.35% +110.52%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.83% +0.60% -4.46% +94.46%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.49% +13.11% -2.97% +88.29%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 247,224 +0.66% +8.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.94% +0.44% +3.80%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 145,966 +1.35% +14.53% +67.35%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,546,722 +0.23% -7.60%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,235,060 +0.39% +6.12%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 72 -5.26% -25.77%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 101,942* n/a -49.63%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 96,315 -6.59% +6.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.48% n/a +112.27%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 226,380 -0.08% +44.88%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,365 -0.21% +14.26%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 46.10% -0.13% -21.14%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 157,725 +3.74% +12.74%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of sold items over the last three months have plunged dramatically.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by more than 25% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is now displaying their total number of listings accurately again. The past two months it didn’t report accurately – resulting in N/A for some data.

HipComic has hit a plateau of sorts this month.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up over 10%.






July 5, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #83 July 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:03 pm

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,728,881 +5.26% +18.52% +133.58%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,689 +0.37% +14.06% +1,194.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.83% -4.57% -3.59% +454.22%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 170,032 +3.14% +22.48% +72.96%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.56% -1.94% +3.40% -25.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,068,558 -1.82% +0.04%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.66% -6.72% -15.59%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 54,754
My current eBay feedback (total): 114,763
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (21,008 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,131 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (11,321 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (8,667 listings)
Fifth Other Indies Dark Horse (4,712 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,473,487 +1.61% +19.35% -1.23%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,108 -0.41% +11.75% +114.14%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.79% -1.96% -6.42% +116.82%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.39% -6.26% +67.13% +99.29%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 245,605 +0.93% +8.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.76% -1.33% +3.32%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 144,027 +1.21% +15.19% +66.16%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,543,238 -0.40% -7.49%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,226,425 +0.33% +6.20%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 76 -1.30% -24.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 50,015*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 103,111
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 226,552 -7.46% +28.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,586 +0.40% +14.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 46.16% +8.49% -11.02%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 152,032 -3.30% +16.86%

 
 

The amount of comic listings on eBay has reached an all-time high this month.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by more than 20% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

* Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not displaying their total number of listings accurately for the second month in a row. It displays that the total marketplace has 50,015 listings. When I filter down to just my listings, it continues to display 50,015. Internally, I can verify that I have more than double that in listings.

HipComic continues to show steady growth.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up over 15%.






June 7, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #82 June 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:27 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,542,637 -4.01% +44.99% +112.60%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,295 +0.13% +12.28% +1,212.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.97% +4.29% -22.60% +517.23%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 164,849 -3.83% +36.08% +5.61%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.65% +0.29% -6.18% -50.34%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,088,336 -2.55% -0.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.72% +1.52% -31.70%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 54,182
My current eBay feedback (total): 113,353
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (21,165 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,251 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (10,948 listings)
Fourth Image Comics (↑) Image Comics (8,237 listings)
Fifth Other Indies (↓) Dark Horse (4,644 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,450,137 +1.12% +18.91% -4.09%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,520 +0.14% +11.93% +115.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.93% -0.97% -5.82% +125.06%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.95% -6.77% +9.95% +40.28%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 243,349 +0.50% +7.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.31% -0.35% +3.73%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 142,308 +1.75% +7.58% +63.17%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,549,367 -0.60% -7.06%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,219,063 +0.35% 6.60%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 77 -7.23% -23.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 50,015*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 102,252
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 244,804 -3.97% +52.95%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,169 +0.09% +12.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 42.55% +4.24% -26.41%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 157,227 +7.97% +19.37%

 
 

eBay suffered a slight setback after all the listings introduced from last month’s listing deal ended.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by more than 20% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

* Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not displaying their total number of listings accurately. It displays that the total marketplace has 50,015 listings. When I filter down to just my listings, it continues to display 50,015. Internally, I can verify that I have more than double that in listings.

HipComic has hit some impressive strides for such a new marketplace. They’ve increased their listings by more than 50% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up nearly 20%.






May 3, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #81 May 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:58 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,690,473 +0.56% +21.78% +114.84%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,161 -0.62% +13.70% +1,1122.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.85% -1.06% -6.57% +469.10%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 171,407 +13.17% +14.66% +81.14%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.64% +12.46% -5.79% -15.71%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,116,818 +1.14% -0.41%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.26% +0.57% -18.23%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 53,452
My current eBay feedback (total): 111,148
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (21,494 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,591 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (11,146 listings)
Fourth Other Indies Image Comics (8,286 listings)
Fifth Image Comics Dark Horse (4,435 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,434,063 +0.97% +18.08% -1.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,376 +0.21% +12.46% +117.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.00% -0.72% -4.77% +15.12%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.60% +0.52% +10.47% +57.89%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 242,146 +0.48% +8.04%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.45% -0.28% +4.10%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 139,855 +0.75% +13.65% +63.57%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,558,791 -0.52% -6.19%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,211,276 +0.55% 6.82%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 83 -7.78% -17.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,084 -2.71% -35.79%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 98,825 -0.69% +12.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 93.16% +2.08% +75.77%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 254,933 +14.14% +48.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,074 -0.71% +12.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 40.82% -13.01% -24.08%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 145,626 -10.56% +9.02%

 
 

Thanks to an auction listing deal they ran, the number of listings in eBay’s marketplace is at an all-time high.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live seems to display some troubling signs. While their members have grown by more than 10% in the past year, the number of storefronts has decreased by more than 15% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 6% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace seems to have hit some major snags. The marketplace shrunk by 35% over the past year with our listings currently making up over 90% of their market

HipComic has hit some impressive strides for such a new marketplace. They’ve nearly increased their listings by 50% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up nearly 10%.

April 5, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #80 April 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:42 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,669,746 +1.84% +18.39% +124.50%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,818 +1.29% +14.24% +1,145.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.88% -0.57% -3.56% +454.79%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 151,459 +8.30% +3.77% -15.46%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.13% +6.37% -12.37% -62.34%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,104,217 +6.41% +4.20%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.09% +4.48% -11.97%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 52,857
My current eBay feedback (total): 109,424
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (21,208 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,923 listings)
Third Clearance (↑) Other Indies (11,112 listings)
Fourth Other Indies (↓) Image Comics (7,942 listings)
Fifth Image Comics (↓) Dark Horse (4,552 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,420,301 -1.53% +17.72% -7.92%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,165 +1.32% +13.08% +115.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.05% +2.95% -3.92% +134.24%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.55% +0.32% -10.83% +82.60%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 240,982 +0.72% +8.44%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.57% +0.59% +4.28%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 138,814 +1.06% +13.49% +63.40%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,566,983 -1.26%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,199,181 +0.74%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 90 -1.10%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 109,040 +2.85% -31.58%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 99,512 +1.92% +15.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 91.26% -0.91% +68.85%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 223,348 +10.18% +53.77%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,813 +1.41% +12.82%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 46.93% -7.97% -26.63%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 162,825 +3.88% +33.05%

 
 

The eBay marketplace continues to show consistent growth.

Atomic Avenue hit a slight bump in the road on their way to regain their previous number of listings. However, their number of unique issues available continues to show steady growth. I think selection is a much more important factor than total number of comics listed.

Comic Collector Live consistently averages a little over 1% growth each month of their userbase. They lost another store this month – a pretty steep drop considering they had 101 less than a year ago.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has started on their way of regaining their numbers, as well, after a huge hit last month.

HipComic continues to show steady growth. A good sign for a marketplace that isn’t even a year and a half old.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown strong gains in the past year – up nearly 35%.

March 1, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #79 March 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:00 pm

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,603,508 +3.71% +17.27% +132.70%
Cyberspace Comics listings 104,467 +1.81% +13.20% +1,040.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.90% -1.73% -3.37% +390.26%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 139,846 +5.82% -2.37% +41.53%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.88% +2.18% -16.72% -39.17%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,037,663 +2.83% +4.09%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.80% -0.84% -11.23%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 52,033
My current eBay feedback (total): 106,763
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (21,635 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (15,703 listings)
Third Other Indies Other Indies (10,663 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (7,959 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze Age) Dark Horse (4,622 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,442,334 +0.30% +19.03% -6.57%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 98,862 +1.05% +12.09% +115.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.85% +0.80% -5.85% +130.47%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.52% -10.02% -16.27% +83.08%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 239,251 +0.67% +8.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.32% +0.39% +3.23%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 137,359 +0.51% +13.01% +62.69%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,586,915 +0.37%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,182,967 +0.62%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 91 +0.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,016 -49.83% -32.27%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 97,642 -1.03% +12.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 92.10% +97.26% +66.40%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 202,709 -1.84% +36.81%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 103,359 +1.77% +11.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 50.99% +3.68% -18.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 157,640 +8.80% +39.40%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace inexplicably grew to the size it held during the Christmas 2016 season.

Atomic Avenue has hit some big strides in regaining its inventory. Its about midway from the bottom-out point to its all-time high.

Comic Collector Live consistently averages a little over 1% growth each month of their userbase.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace took a big hit this month as its number of listings dropped by a little more than half.

HipComic has shown increases of more than 35% in the past year for its listings.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown strong gains in the past year – up nearly 40%.

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