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March 25, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #148 Thor

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 8:00 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 #21 was renamed MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS 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.

Thor #337
Thor #337
November 1983
Walter Simonson
Mighty Skullkickers #1
Mighty Skullkickers #1
April 2013
Edwin Huang

On Ebay: Thor | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Thor | Skullkickers

March 11, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #147 Wolverine

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 8:00 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 #20 was renamed SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS 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.

Savage Wolverine #1
Savage Wolverine #1
March 2013
Frank Cho
Savage Skullkickers #1
Savage Skullkickers #1
March 2013
Edwin Huang

On Ebay: Wolverine | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine | Skullkickers

March 5, 2014

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #43 March 2014

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:36 am

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,675,192 (+10.62% from last month; +32.31% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 71,933 (+396.64%; +574.79%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.68889% (+348.95%; +410.00%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 160,123 (-7.60%; +79.96%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.99% (-16.52%; +36.03%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 27,415
My current eBay feedback (total): 50,052
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (16,520 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) (↑) DC Comics (10,258 listings)
Third Movie/TV (↓) Other Indies (6,944 listings)
Fourth DC Comics (↑) Image Comics (5,313 listings)
Fifth Bad Girls (↓) Dark Horse (3,163 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,680,591 (+3.44%; +14.69%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 66,774 (-0.47%; +25.61%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.97325% (-3.77%; +9.52%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.88% (-15.79%; +4.40%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 95,025 (+0.36%; +6.25%)

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