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July 11, 2013

Famous Fanmail #143 Robert Rodi

Filed under: Famous Fanmail — Doorman @ 8:00 am

You may not be surprised to learn that most people in the comic business grew up reading comic books. However, you might be interested in knowing what they were reading. Here’s a look at “Famous Fanmail”!

Robert Rodi is a novelist who’s also worked on comics like Loki, Rogue and his creator-owned title Codename: Knockout. He got a letter printed in the Frankenstein Monster #14 (cover date – January 1975), expressing his (not undeserved) disappointment with the series.

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Robert Rodi

On Ebay: Frankenstein | Robert Rodi
On AtomicAvenue: Frankenstein

July 10, 2013

Connecting Covers #45 Transformers

Filed under: Connecting Covers — Doorman @ 8:00 am

A fun aspect of comic books is that sometimes their covers combine to make an even larger image. Here’s a look at some connecting covers.

Dreamwave’s 2002 launch of Transformers: Generation One proved successful enough to warrant a second mini-series (and later, a third). As an incentive to buy both variants for each issue, each set combines into a larger image. Here’s a look at vol. II #3.

Transformers: Generation One vol. II #3

On Ebay: Transformers
On AtomicAvenue: Transformers

July 4, 2013

Famous Fanmail #142 Ralph Macchio

Filed under: Famous Fanmail — Doorman @ 8:00 am

You may not be surprised to learn that most people in the comic business grew up reading comic books. However, you might be interested in knowing what they were reading. Here’s a look at “Famous Fanmail”!

Marvel’s Frankenstein Monster was originally set in the 1800s but they were considering bringing the monster into the present. Then-future comic book editor, Ralph Macchio, got a letter printed in Frankenstein Monster #13 (cover date – November 1974), changing his opinion on the matter.

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Ralph Macchio

On Ebay: Frankenstein | Ralph Macchio
On AtomicAvenue: Frankenstein

July 3, 2013

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #35 July 2013

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:15 am

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,223,217 (-4.54% from last month; +39.27% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 13,929 (+2.67%; +70.61%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.62652% (+7.55%; +22.51%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 110,432 (-3.79%; +12.33%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.97% (+0.75%; -19.36%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 22,619
My current eBay feedback (total): 41,810
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Ebay has initiated strict photo rules, recently. As of July 1st, all pictures must be at least 500 pixels (on the longest side) and the first picture in a listing cannot be a stock photo. If a listing does not meet these requirements, it will not be able to be listed or re-listed. With this in mind, I expect the number of listings to continue to decline.

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First TPBs (↑) TPBs (1,893 listings)
Second Marvel Comics (↓) Marvel Comics (1,498 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (1,483 listings)
Fourth Hardcovers (↑) Other Indies (1,254 listings)
Fifth DC Comics (↑) Bad Girls (1,042 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,528,595 (+0.51%; +2.46%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 56,728 (-0.01%; +21.35%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.71112% (-0.52%; +18.43%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.98% (-14.57%; +42.04%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 92,208 (+0.33%; +6.38%)

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