Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

December 7, 2016

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #76 December 2016

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:52 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 3,604,650 +1.35% +14.00% +125.28%
Cyberspace Comics listings 101,983 +0.69% +13.93% +1,163.73%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.83% -0.73% -0.03% +460.95%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 174,606 +33.48% -4.02% +10.80%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.84% +31.63% -15.76% -50.82%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 989,322 -0.54%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.45% -1.87%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 50,242
My current eBay feedback (total): 101,429
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 (21,600 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,043 listings)
Third Other Indies Other Indies (10,097 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (7,800 listings)
Fifth Marvel Comics (Bronze) Dark Horse (4,233 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,347,050 +1.96% +11.41% -9.35%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 98,280 +2.07% +12.37% +118.07%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.30% +0.10% +0.91% +140.57%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 14.81% +51.28% +74.44% +163.99%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 234,627 +0.76% +8.31%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.89% +1.30% +3.73%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 134,945 +1.08% +22.24% +62.77
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,613,321 -2.53%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,150,612 +0.77%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 90 -4.26%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 198,169 +2.40% +52.93%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 98,151 +1.60% +24.63%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 49.53% -0.78% -18.51%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 192,431 -4.34%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 100,903 +0.71%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 52.44% +5.27%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 144,037 -12.82%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace has reached the highest selection in terms of listings offered since I began tracking this data. On a personal note of achievement, I earned the flying purple star this month.

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. Their number of stores dropped sharply again this month. They’ve dropped from 101 stores in May to their current number of 90. This drop has also caused a drop in their number of available issues.

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

HipComic took a modest hit this month in their number of listings.

Bonanza took a very large hit in their number of listings this month, falling more than 10%.

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