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Cyberspace Comics Market Report #50 October 2014

07 Oct

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,787,804 (-3.58% from last month; -24.55% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 74,052 (-5.03%; +440.25%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.65628% (-1.50%; +333.76%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 312,677 (-24.92%; +93.53%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 11.22% (-22.11%; +55.34%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 32,618
My current eBay feedback (total): 60,276
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (14,318 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) DC Comics (9,227 listings)
Third CGC Other Indies (7,778 listings)
Fourth DC Comics Image Comics (5,129 listings)
Fifth Magazines (↑) Dark Horse (2,992 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,404,303 (-11.09%; -9.46%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 72,380 (-1.66%; +20.61%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 5.15416% (+10.60%; +33.21%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 4.91% (-2.77%; -42.97%)

The number of comics available on Atomic Avenue continues to plummet. In three months, it has fallen by over 300,000 available comics. That’s more than a 15% drop in one fiscal quarter. Of course this is in reaction to their rather steep increase in fees of nearly 100%. Atomic Avenue’s total number of available comics hasn’t been this low since August 2012 (over two years ago!).

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 97,374 (+0.33%; +4.47%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #155 New Mutants

09 Sep

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

New Mutants #39
New Mutants #39
May 1986
Art Adams with Bill Sienkiewicz
Steed & Mrs. Peel vol. 3 #0B
Steed & Mrs. Peel vol. 3 #0B
August 2012
Joshua Covey

On Ebay: New Mutants | Steed
On AtomicAvenue: New Mutants | Steed

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #49 September 2014

03 Sep

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,891,428 (+8.62% from last month; +18.44% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 77,975 (-1.30%; +445.13%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.69676% (-9.14%; +4,502.77%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 416,452 (+36.67%; +106.50%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 14.40% (+25.79%; +74.16%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 31,706
My current eBay feedback (total): 58,523
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (15,254 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) DC Comics (9,888 listings)
Third CGC Other Indies (8,184 listings)
Fourth DC Comics Image Comics (5,273 listings)
Fifth Other Indies Dark Horse (3,042 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,579,477 (+0.39%; +1.16%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 73,604 (+2.01%; +24.37%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.66002% (+1.61%; +22.95%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.05% (+1.20%; -37.65%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 97,050 (+0.30%; +4.43%)

 

Connecting Covers #46 Sweet Tooth

13 Aug

A fun aspect of comic books is that sometimes their covers combine to make an even larger image. Here’s a look at some connecting covers.

Jeff Lemire brought Sweet Tooth to an end with issue #40. The four issues prior to that utilized a connecting cover design.

Sweet Tooth #36 37 38 39

On Ebay: Sweet Tooth
On AtomicAvenue: Sweet Tooth

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #48 August 2014

06 Aug

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,661,902 (-6.49% from last month; +11.71% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 79,006 (-2.51%; +470.81%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.96803% (+4.25%; +410.97%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 304,711 (-23.10%; +168.37%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 11.45% (-17.76%; +139.98%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 31,068
My current eBay feedback (total): 57,259
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (17,306 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) DC Comics (11,541 listings)
Third CGC (↑) Other Indies (8,426 listings)
Fourth DC Comics (↓) Image Comics (5,577 listings)
Fifth Other Indies (↑) Dark Horse (3,262 listings)

 
My CGC store category is showing up in my top five sales categories this month because of a record-breaking sale of Incredible Hulk #271 graded 9.8 by CGC. In fact, it made news at BleedingCool.com.

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,573,277 (-8.82%; +1.195%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 72,155 (-0.20%; +25.53%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.58629% (+9.45%; +24.04%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 4.99% (+1.96%; -4.77%)

AtomicAvenue’s sharp decline in listings is very probably a direct reaction to their recent increase in fees of about 50%.

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 96,762 (+0.37%; +4.46%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #154 Superman

05 Aug

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

The first appearance of Demolitia pays homage to the first appearance of Bloodsport.

Superman vol. II #4
Superman vol. II #4
April 1987
John Byrne
Action Comics #718
Action Comics #718
February 1996
Kieron Dwyer

On Ebay: Superman
On AtomicAvenue: Superman

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #47 July 2014

02 Jul

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,846,534 (+10.14% from last month; +28.04% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 81,040 (+523.91%; +481.81%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.84697% (+466.48%; +354.41%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 396,218 (+89.62%; +258.79%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 13.92% (+72.27%; +180.07%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 30,171
My current eBay feedback (total): 55,376
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (17,723 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) DC Comics (11,751 listings)
Third DC Comics Other Indies (8,453 listings)
Fourth Clearance Image Comics (5,641 listings)
Fifth Movie/TV Comics (↑) Clearance (2,734)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,725,446 (+0.49%; +12.88%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 72,302 (+1.26%; +27.45%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.19033% (+0.77%; +12.91%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.09% (+8.76%; -14.88%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 96,403 (+0.28%; +4.55%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #46 June 2014

04 Jun

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,584,534 (+0.26% from last month; +10.98% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 12,989 (-33.77%; -4.26%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.50257% (-33.94%; -13.73%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 208,951 (+20.67%; +82.04%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 8.08% (+20.31%; +63.99%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 29,547
My current eBay feedback (total): 54,138
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Clearance (2,675)
Second Marvel (Bronze) Other Indies (1,460 listings)
Third DC Comics Marvel Comics (1,322 listings)
Fourth Clearance (↑) TPBs (979 listings)
Fifth Spider-Man (↑) Bad Girls (909 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,717,065 (-1.02%; +12.90%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 71,399 (+4.23%; +25.85%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.15820% (+5.30%; +11.47%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 4.68% (-22.52%; -33.14%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 96,133 (+0.38%; +4.60%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #153 Iron Man

27 May

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Iron Man #128 famously dealt with Tony Stark’s alcoholism – leave it to Deadpool to poke fun at such a serious issue.

Iron Man #128
Iron Man #128
November 1979
Bob Layton
Deadpool #7
Deadpool #7
June 2013
Kevin Macguire

On Ebay: Iron Man | Deadpool
On AtomicAvenue: Iron Man | Deadpool

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #45 May 2014

07 May

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,577,718 (-0.43% from last month; +11.24% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 19,612 (+48.67%; +51.44%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.76083% (+49.31%; +36.14%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 173,155 (-43.91%; -28.78%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 6.72% (-43.65%; -35.96%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 29,066
My current eBay feedback (total): 53,273
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (7,379 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (2,789)
Third DC Comics Other Indies (1,489 listings)
Fourth Other Indies TPBs (1,034 listings)
Fifth Clearance Bad Girls (942 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,734,838 (+1.83%; +15.22%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 68,504 (+3.65%; +23.24%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.94873% (+1.78%; +6.96%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.04% (+11.85%; +1.85%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 95,768 (+0.47%; +4.80%)