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May 27, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #153 Iron Man

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 9:22 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.

Iron Man #128 famously dealt with Tony Stark’s alcoholism – leave it to Deadpool to poke fun at such a serious issue.

Iron Man #128
Iron Man #128
November 1979
Bob Layton
Deadpool #7
Deadpool #7
June 2013
Kevin Macguire

On Ebay: Iron Man | Deadpool
On AtomicAvenue: Iron Man | Deadpool

May 7, 2014

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #45 May 2014

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:14 pm

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,577,718 (-0.43% from last month; +11.24% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 19,612 (+48.67%; +51.44%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.76083% (+49.31%; +36.14%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 173,155 (-43.91%; -28.78%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 6.72% (-43.65%; -35.96%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 29,066
My current eBay feedback (total): 53,273
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (7,379 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (2,789)
Third DC Comics Other Indies (1,489 listings)
Fourth Other Indies TPBs (1,034 listings)
Fifth Clearance Bad Girls (942 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,734,838 (+1.83%; +15.22%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 68,504 (+3.65%; +23.24%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.94873% (+1.78%; +6.96%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.04% (+11.85%; +1.85%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 95,768 (+0.47%; +4.80%)

May 6, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #152 Earth 4

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.

Before making a name for himself on X-Men in the 1970’s, John Byrne illustrated Doomsday +1, which was written by Joe Gill and published by Charlton. This post-Apocalyptic work was Byrne’s first original, color-comics series and it went on for six issues, initially. Actually, the first series ran for 12 issues but issues #7-12 just reprinted the first six issues. Continuity Comics launched Urth 4 in 1989 and, when their comic universe underwent a revival in 1993, it was retitled as Earth 4. The first issue of their new series seemed to pay homage to the last all-new issue of Doomsday +1.

Doomsday +1 #6
Doomsday +1 #6
May 1976
John Byrne
Earth 4 #1
Earth 4 #1
December 1993
 

On Ebay: Doomsday | Earth 4
On AtomicAvenue: Doomsday | Earth 4

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