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February 25, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #146 Green Lantern

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 11:15 am

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #23 was renamed DARK SKULLKICKERS DARK and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

Green Lantern #85
Green Lantern #85
September 1971
Neal Adams
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
July 2013
 

On Ebay: Green Lantern | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Green Lantern | Skullkickers

February 18, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #145 Wolverine

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 1:33 pm

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Wolverine: the Origin #2
Wolverine: the Origin #2
December 2000
Joe Quesada
Powerless #2
Powerless #2
September 2004
Tony Harris

On Ebay: Wolverine
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine

February 5, 2014

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #42 February 2014

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:02 pm

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,418,306 (-5.61% from last month; +11.59% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,484 (-0.69%; +27.00%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.59893% (+5.21%; +13.81%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 173,293 (+27.79%; +57.09%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 7.17% (+35.46%; +40.78%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 26,694
My current eBay feedback (total): 48,775
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Clearance (3,112 listings)
Second Movie/TV (↑) Marvel Comics (1,630 listings)
Third Bad Girls (↑) Other Indies (1,581 listings)
Fourth TPBs TPBs (1,101 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Bad Girls (938 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,624,716 (+0.82%; +9.31%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 67,086 (+6.02%; +24.15%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.12909% (+5.16%; +13.58%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 8.17% (+13.95%; +63.73%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 94,683 (+0.50%; +5.14%)

February 3, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #144 Alpha Flight

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 5:35 pm

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Alpha Flight #12
Alpha Flight #12
July 1984
John Byrne
Alpha Flight #129
Alpha Flight #129
February 1994
Dario Carrasco
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
July 1998
Duncan Rouleau
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
April 2005
Clayton Henry
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
January 2011
Antonio Fuso

On Ebay: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe
On AtomicAvenue: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe

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