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March 31, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #159 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 12:00 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.

Blade the Vampire Slayer debuted in Tomb of Dracula #10. The cover to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6 pays homage to that milestone issue.

Tomb of Dracula #10
Tomb of Dracula #10
July 1973
Gene Colan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6
February 2012
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Dracula | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Dracula | Buffy

March 24, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #158 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 12:00 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.

New Moon is the second film in the Twilight Saga movie franchise. The cover to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36 pays homage to the movie poster.

Twilight Saga: New Moon movie poster
Twilight Saga: New Moon
2009
movie poster
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36
September 2010
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Twilight | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Twilight | Buffy

March 17, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #157 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 12:00 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.

After the events of the Dark Phoenix Saga, wherein Jean Grey is killed off, Cyclops left the team in X-Men #138. The cover of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35 pays homage to this milestone issue.

Uncanny X-Men #138
X-Men #138
October 1980
John Byrne
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35
May 2010
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: X-Men | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: X-Men | Buffy

March 10, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #156 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 12:00 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.

These days it’s hard to think of Spider-Man villains without the Green Goblin coming to mind but, there was a time when the Goblin wasn’t very important to the Spidey mythos. The original Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #14 and was killed off in Amazing Spider-Man #122. His son, Harry, adopted the Goblin mantle in Amazing Spider-Man #136 and, in Amazing Spider-Man #176 (cover date: 1978), Harry’s psychiatrist Barton Hamilton became the third Goblin. For the next five years, the Spider-Man books were Goblin-free! That is, until Amazing Spider-Man #238 (cover date: 1983), when the Hobgoblin debuted.

Initially, the identity of this Goblin was unknown and was an important running subplot of the series for the following five years. Finally, Hobgoblin’s identity was revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #289 (cover date: 1987). The cover of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33 pays homage to this milestone issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #289
Amazing Spider-Man #289
June 1987
Tom Morgan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33
March 2010
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Spider-Man | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Spider-Man | Buffy

March 4, 2015

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #55 March 2015

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:03 am

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,815,584 (+4.38% from last month; +5.25% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 79,046 (+4.74%; +9.89%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.81% (+0.27%; +4.41%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 168,705 (-4.14%; +5.36%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.99% (-8.10%; +.03%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 36,123
My current eBay feedback (total): 67,630
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (15,155 listings)
Second Clearance (↑) DC Comics (9,184 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Other Indies (8,259 listings)
Fourth DC Comics Clearance (5,915 listings)
Fifth Other Indies Image Comics (5,884 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,535,603 (-0.49%; -8.63%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 73,985 (-0.05%; +10.80%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.82% (+0.37%; +21.26%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 4.63% (-29.31%; -32.70%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 98,629 (+0.26%; +3.79%)

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