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February 1, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #78 February 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 11:23 am

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 3,474,692 -3.16% +10.09% +98.53%
Cyberspace Comics listings 102,606 -0.01% +10.97% +1,205.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.95% +3.25% +0.78% +557.79%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 132,156 -10.34% -13.72% -51.51%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.80% -7.46% -21.58% -75.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,009,065 +2.13% +4.22%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 29.04% +5.45% +5.34%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 51,423
My current eBay feedback (total): 105,097
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 (21,374 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,014 listings)
Third Other Indies Other Indies (10,284 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (7,972 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze Age) (↑) Dark Horse (4,360 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,438,091 +4.22% +19.52% -3.57%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 97,831 +0.71% +11.07% +112.75%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.80% -3.37% -7.07% +121.62%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 10.58% -0.84% +13.03% +104.64%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 237,662 +0.79% +8.58%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.16% -0.09% +2.30%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 136,664 +0.53% +16.17% +63.10%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,581,092 -2.26%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,169,559 +0.49%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 91 -3.19%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 211,317 +6.93% +34.91%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 98,661 +0.20% +14.31%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 46.69% -6.29% -15.26%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 206,518 +0.60% +42.50%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 101,557 +0.06% +9.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 49.18% -0.53% -22.91%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 144,892 +3.99%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace has continued to slowly curve downward now that the 2016 Christmas season has passed – this is part of their normal cycle and is nothing to be concerned about.

Atomic Avenue has hit some big strides in regaining its inventory. Its about midway from the bottom-out point to its all-time high.

Comic Collector Live continues to see consistent growth in their user base despite the number of stores and available items decreasing slightly.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has saw strong gains this month in the number of listings.

HipComic has shown increases of more than 40% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings bounced back after last months’ small slump.

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