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June 7, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #82 June 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:27 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 3,542,637 -4.01% +44.99% +112.60%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,295 +0.13% +12.28% +1,212.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.97% +4.29% -22.60% +517.23%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 164,849 -3.83% +36.08% +5.61%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.65% +0.29% -6.18% -50.34%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,088,336 -2.55% -0.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.72% +1.52% -31.70%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 54,182
My current eBay feedback (total): 113,353
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 (21,165 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (16,251 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (10,948 listings)
Fourth Image Comics (↑) Image Comics (8,237 listings)
Fifth Other Indies (↓) Dark Horse (4,644 listings)
one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,450,137 +1.12% +18.91% -4.09%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 100,520 +0.14% +11.93% +115.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.93% -0.97% -5.82% +125.06%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.95% -6.77% +9.95% +40.28%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 243,349 +0.50% +7.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 41.31% -0.35% +3.73%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 142,308 +1.75% +7.58% +63.17%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,549,367 -0.60% -7.06%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,219,063 +0.35% 6.60%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 77 -7.23% -23.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 50,015*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 102,252
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 244,804 -3.97% +52.95%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,169 +0.09% +12.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 42.55% +4.24% -26.41%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 157,227 +7.97% +19.37%

 
 

eBay suffered a slight setback after all the listings introduced from last month’s listing deal ended.

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

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by more than 20% which has led to a decrease in total listings of 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

* Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not displaying their total number of listings accurately. It displays that the total marketplace has 50,015 listings. When I filter down to just my listings, it continues to display 50,015. Internally, I can verify that I have more than double that in listings.

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

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up nearly 20%.






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