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January 4, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #77 January 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 2:11 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 3,587,929 -0.46% +17.16% +124.65%
Cyberspace Comics listings 102,615 +0.62% +12.21% +1,219.64%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.86% +1.06% -4.35% +492.76%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 147,400 -15.58% +5.82% -2.54%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.11% -15.12% -9.71% -56.62%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 988,046 -0.13%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.54% +0.32%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 50,789
My current eBay feedback (total): 103,051
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 (21,526 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (15,923 listings)
Third Other Indies Other Indies (10,276 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (7,894 listings)
Fifth Dark Horse Comics (↑) Dark Horse (4,223 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,379,861 +2.44% +13.36% -7.41%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 97,145 -1.15% +9.30% +110.33%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.04% -3.56% -3.56% +127.15%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 10.67% -27.95% +12.08% +84.28%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 235,800 +0.50% +8.15%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.20% -1.65% +1.07%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 135,945 +0.74% +19.06% +63.14
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,617,692 +0.27%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,158,893 +0.39%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 94 +4.44%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 197,627 -0.27% +28.87%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 98,465 +0.32% +17.26%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 49.82% +0.59% -4.99%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 205,295 +6.68% +64.29%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 101,498 +0.59% +11.07%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 49.44% -5.72% -32.39%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 139,332 -3.27%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace has begun to slowly curve downward now that the 2016 Christmas season has passed.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow increase in listings after bottoming out last year. Up more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live continues to see consistent growth in their user base. Their number of stores jumped by nearly 5% in the past month.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has seemingly stagnated in the number of available listings.

HipComic now has one year of data in the can. Their number of listings increased by more than 50% in their first year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues to decrease.

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