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May 3, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #81 May 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:58 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 3,690,473 +0.56% +21.78% +114.84%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,161 -0.62% +13.70% +1,1122.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.85% -1.06% -6.57% +469.10%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 171,407 +13.17% +14.66% +81.14%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.64% +12.46% -5.79% -15.71%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,116,818 +1.14% -0.41%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.26% +0.57% -18.23%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 53,452
My current eBay feedback (total): 111,148
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 (21,494 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,591 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (11,146 listings)
Fourth Other Indies Image Comics (8,286 listings)
Fifth Image Comics Dark Horse (4,435 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,434,063 +0.97% +18.08% -1.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,376 +0.21% +12.46% +117.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.00% -0.72% -4.77% +15.12%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.60% +0.52% +10.47% +57.89%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 242,146 +0.48% +8.04%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.45% -0.28% +4.10%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 139,855 +0.75% +13.65% +63.57%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,558,791 -0.52% -6.19%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,211,276 +0.55% 6.82%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 83 -7.78% -17.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,084 -2.71% -35.79%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 98,825 -0.69% +12.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 93.16% +2.08% +75.77%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 254,933 +14.14% +48.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,074 -0.71% +12.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 40.82% -13.01% -24.08%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 145,626 -10.56% +9.02%

 
 

Thanks to an auction listing deal they ran, the number of listings in eBay’s marketplace is at an all-time high.

Atomic Avenue continues its slow climb in the number of listings since it bottomed out in 2015.

Comic Collector Live seems to display some troubling signs. While their members have grown by more than 10% in the past year, the number of storefronts has decreased by more than 15% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 6% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace seems to have hit some major snags. The marketplace shrunk by 35% over the past year with our listings currently making up over 90% of their market

HipComic has hit some impressive strides for such a new marketplace. They’ve nearly increased their listings by 50% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up nearly 10%.

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