Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

February 3, 2016

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #66 February 2016

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 1:39 pm

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

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,156,171 +3.06% +17.01% +79.98%
Cyberspace Comics listings 92,459 +1.11% +22.51% +1,214.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.93% -2.02% +4.62% +630.12%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 153,173 +9.96% -12.96% +42.19%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.85% +6.66% -25.57% -20.96%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 968,206
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.68%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 43,465
My current eBay feedback (total): 83,185
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (19,940 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (14,426 listings)
Third Other Indies (↑) Other Indies (8,323 listings)
Fourth Graded Comics (↑) Image Comics (7,154 listings)
Fifth Image Comics (↑) Dark Horse (3,993 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,203,241 -1.15% -22.03% -4.93%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 88,084 -0.90% +18.99% +335.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.32% +0.28% +52.51% +357.94%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.36% -1.68% +42.90% +77.95%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 218,873 +0.38% +4.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.24% -1.27% +13.82%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 117,641 +3.03% +19.59%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 156,632 +2.14%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 86,312 +2.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 55.10% +0.62%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 144,927 +15.98
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 92,453 +1.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 63.79% -12.77%

 
 

From October 2015 to February 2016, eBay was giving away 10,000 free listings to sellers with store accounts. This accounts for a large spike in listings but we may see the total number of listings start to decline if these listings are not renewed now that those sellers will have to pay the listing fees on them.

Atomic Avenue‘s total listings are slowly climbing out of their most recent 5-year low brought on by a combination of increased selling fees and stricter selling metrics that removed some members (other members left proactively).

Comic Collector Live continues to see consistent growth in their user base.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is too new to draw any conclusions – as is the recently-launched HipComic, which was officially launched in January 2016.

Powered by WordPress