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April 28, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #163 No Hero

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.

X-Men #100 featured a classic cover pitting the original X-Men against the new team. The limited [print run: 2,000] variant of No Hero #2 paid homage to this issue.

X-Men #100
X-Men #100
August 1976
Dave Cockrum
No Hero #2
No Hero #2 (auxiliary)
October 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: X-Men | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: X-Men | No Hero

April 21, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #162 No Hero

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.

Captain America #109 recounted the origin story. The very limited [print run: 2,000] auxiliary variant of No Hero #1 pays homage to this classic cover.

Captain America #109
Captain America #109
January 1969
Jack Kirby
No Hero #1
No Hero #1 (auxiliary)
September 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Captain America | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Captain America | No Hero

April 15, 2015

Connecting Covers #47 Excalibur

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.

The realm known as Limbo was heavily featured in many X-Men comics during the 1980s. However, its name was a bit suspect since another domain called Limbo looked quite a bit different (this realm was associated with the Space Phantom who debuted in Avengers #2). In Excalibur #37-39, the X-Men’s “Limbo” began to be known as Otherplace.

Excalibur #37 38 39

On Ebay: Excalibur
On AtomicAvenue: Excalibur

April 14, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #161 No Hero

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.

Amazing Spider-Man #129 is one of the biggest key comics of the bronze age. It’s the first appearance of the Punisher – a character based on Don Pendleton’s Mack Bolan the Executioner – who went on to star in hundreds of his comics. It’s also the first appearance of the Jackal – the mastermind behind the infamous Spider-Man Clone saga of the 1990s. The very limited [print run: 1,500] Mid-Ohio variant of No Hero #1 pays homage to this classic cover.

Amazing Spider-Man #129
Amazing Spider-Man #129
February 1974
Gil Kane
No Hero #1
No Hero #1 (Mid-Ohio variant)
November 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Spider-Man | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Spider-Man | No Hero

April 8, 2015

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #56 April 2015

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:31 am

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,810,830 (-0.17% from last month; +8.57% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 76,326 (-3.44%; +478.58%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.72% (-3.37%; +432.90%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 165,807 (-1.72%; -46.29%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.90% (-1.52%; -50.51%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 37,194
My current eBay feedback (total): 69,734
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (14,338 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (8,836 listings)
Third DC Comics (↑) Other Indies (8,111 listings)
Fourth Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Clearance (5,584 listings)
Fifth Graded Comics (↑) Image Comics (5,584 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,185,730 (-22.78%; -30.40%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 74,539 (+0.75%; +12.78%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 6.29% (+30.42%; +62.03%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.86% (+26.57%; +8.52%)

I’m not sure what to attribute this to but the total number of listings on Atomic Avenue has dropped to the lowest I’ve seen it since I started tracking this information in December 2010.

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 98,926 (+0.30%; +3.79%)

April 7, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #160 No Hero

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.

The first Scorpio debuted in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. Jim Steranko concocted a now-classic cover featuring Nick and his pals with his evil brother, Jake (Scorpio), lurking just around the corner. Forty years later, Juan Jose Ryp paid tribute to it with the auxiliary variant of No Hero.

Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
June 1968
Jim Steranko
No Hero #0
No Hero #0 (Auxiliary)
June 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Nick Fury | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Nick Fury | No Hero

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