Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

October 5, 2016

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #74 October 2016

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 12:00 pm

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,449,582 +2.27% +16.21% +122.78%
Cyberspace Comics listings 97,214 +2.26% +12.36% +1,756.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.82% -0.07% -3.16% +733.25%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 143,268 -0.85% -14.08% +71.78%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.15% -2.96% -26.10% -22.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,010,344 -1.47%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 29.29% -3.65%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 48,956
My current eBay feedback (total): 97,602
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Here’s a look at the top five categories in my eBay store from the past 90 days.

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (19,709 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (15,150 listings)
Third Other Indies (↑) Other Indies (9,802 listings)
Fourth Image Comics (↓) Image Comics (7,457 listings)
Fifth Marvel Comics (Bronze) (↑) Dark Horse (4,339 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,271,926 +4.83% +8.72% -17.86%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 93,643 +3.85% +13.71% +121.39%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.36% -0.91% +4.58% +154.12%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.89% -20.90% +8.68% +14.64%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 231,393 +0.91% +8.68%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.47% +2.92% +4.63%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 132,229 +1.79% +24.93%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,656,369 -0.18%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,125,239 +0.43%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 94 -2.08%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 189,816 -5.57% +56.33%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 92,158 +2.04% +22.12%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 48.55% +8.06% -21.88%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 186,539 +9.86%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 96,090 +2.36%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 51.51% -6.83%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 156,535 +8.60%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace has reached the highest selection in terms of listings offered since I began tracking this data.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow increase in listings after bottoming out last year.

Comic Collector Live continues to see consistent growth in their user base although their number of stores continues to slowly drop.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has more than doubled in the past year.

HipComic is back for the third month and showing strong gains in their number of listings.

Bonanza continues its slow, steady growth.

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