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March 1, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #79 March 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:00 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 3,603,508 +3.71% +17.27% +132.70%
Cyberspace Comics listings 104,467 +1.81% +13.20% +1,040.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.90% -1.73% -3.37% +390.26%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 139,846 +5.82% -2.37% +41.53%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.88% +2.18% -16.72% -39.17%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,037,663 +2.83% +4.09%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.80% -0.84% -11.23%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 52,033
My current eBay feedback (total): 106,763
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 (21,635 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (15,703 listings)
Third Other Indies Other Indies (10,663 listings)
Fourth Image Comics Image Comics (7,959 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze Age) Dark Horse (4,622 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,442,334 +0.30% +19.03% -6.57%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 98,862 +1.05% +12.09% +115.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.85% +0.80% -5.85% +130.47%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.52% -10.02% -16.27% +83.08%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 239,251 +0.67% +8.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.32% +0.39% +3.23%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 137,359 +0.51% +13.01% +62.69%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,586,915 +0.37%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,182,967 +0.62%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 91 +0.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,016 -49.83% -32.27%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 97,642 -1.03% +12.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 92.10% +97.26% +66.40%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 202,709 -1.84% +36.81%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 103,359 +1.77% +11.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 50.99% +3.68% -18.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 157,640 +8.80% +39.40%

 
 

eBay’s comics marketplace inexplicably grew to the size it held during the Christmas 2016 season.

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 consistently averages a little over 1% growth each month of their userbase.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace took a big hit this month as its number of listings dropped by a little more than half.

HipComic has shown increases of more than 35% in the past year for its listings.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown strong gains in the past year – up nearly 40%.

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