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Cyberspace Comics Market Report #66 February 2016

03 Feb

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

eBay one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s “comics” section 3,156,171 +3.06% +17.01% +79.98%
Cyberspace Comics listings 92,459 +1.11% +22.51% +1,214.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.93% -2.02% +4.62% +630.12%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 153,173 +9.96% -12.96% +42.19%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.85% +6.66% -25.57% -20.96%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section 968,206
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section/current listings 30.68%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 43,465
My current eBay feedback (total): 83,185
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales (eBay) # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (19,940 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (14,426 listings)
Third Other Indies (↑) Other Indies (8,323 listings)
Fourth Graded Comics (↑) Image Comics (7,154 listings)
Fifth Image Comics (↑) Dark Horse (3,993 listings)
Atomic Avenue one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,203,241 -1.15% -22.03% -4.93%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 88,084 -0.90% +18.99% +335.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.32% +0.28% +52.51% +357.94%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.36% -1.68% +42.90% +77.95%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 218,873 +0.38% +4.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.24% -1.27% +13.82%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
Comic Collector Live one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 117,641 +3.03% +19.59%
Amazon one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 156,632 +2.14%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 86,312 +2.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 55.10% +0.62%
Hip Comic one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 144,927 +15.98
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 92,453 +1.17
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 63.79% -12.77
 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #65 January 2016

06 Jan

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 3,062,388 (-3.15% from last month; +11.66% from last year; +73.73% from 5 years ago)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 91,444 (+2.16%; +21.20%; +1,214.61%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.99% (+5.51%; +8.58%; +656.71%)
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 139,299 (-23.43%; -17.47%; +46.52%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.55% (-20.89%; -26.04%; -15.61%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 42,902
My current eBay feedback (total): 81,995
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (20,126 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (14,679 listings)
Third Hardcovers (↑) Other Indies (8,010 listings)
Fourth Clearance (↓) Image Comics (7,181 listings)
Fifth Other Indies (↓) Dark Horse (4,079 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,217,264 (+0.83%; +0.67%; -17.20%; -3.55%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 88,882 (+1.63%; +22.39%; +404.35%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 7.30% (+0.99%; +47.81%; +422.94%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 9.52% (+12.13%; +92.71%; +97.10%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 218,040 (+0.66%; +4.66%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 40.76% (+0.96%; +16.94%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 114,185 (+3.44%; +16.36%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section: 153,349 (+18.34%)
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 83,969 (+6.86%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 54.76% (-9.91%)

A new marketplace called HipComic has opened in January 2016.

 
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section: 124,961
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 91,386
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic: 73.13%

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #64 December 2015

02 Dec

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 3,161,965 (-1.16% from last month; +9.31% from last year; +80.57% from 5 years ago)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 89,510 (-0.77%; +17.95%; +1,169.83%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.83% (+0.38%; +8.05%; +603.23%)
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 181,915 (-0.68%; -26.92%; +66.55%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.75% (+0.41%; -33.10%; -7.80%)



Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section – Fixed Price Format

My current eBay feedback (unique): 42,316
My current eBay feedback (total): 80,657
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (20,234 listings)
Second DC Comics DC Comics (13,410 listings)
Third Clearance Other Indies (8,006 listings)
Fourth Graded Comics (CGC) (↑) Image Comics (6,814 listings)
Fifth Image Comics (↑) Dark Horse (3,857 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,209,121 (+0.83%; -17.71%; -3.18%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 87,460 (+3.35%; +21.16%; +481.32%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 7.23% (+2.46%; +47.32%; +500.43%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 8.49% (+11.86%; +51.61%; +57.22%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 216,616 (+0.85%; +4.32%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 40.38% (+2.48%; +16.14%)



Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 110,392 (+2.08%; +12.83%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section: 129,579 (+2.52%)
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 78,757 (+1.75%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 60.78% (-0.75%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #63 November 2015

04 Nov

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 3,198,998 (+7.77% from last month; +13.13% from last year; +82.01% from 5 years ago)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 90,206 (+4.26%; +13.85%; +1,421.95%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.82% (-3.10%; +0.71%; +736.20%)
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 183,154 (+9.84%; -5.11%; +62.21%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.73% (+1.87%; +30.42%; -10.82%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 41,866
My current eBay feedback (total): 79,590
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (19,935 listings)
Second DC Comics (↑) DC Comics (13,745 listings)
Third Clearance (↓) Other Indies (8,143 listings)
Fourth Other Indies Image Comics (6,882 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (3,769 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,199,122 (+2.50%; -11.72%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 84,627 (+2.76%; +17.71%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 7.06% (+0.25%; +33.41%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 7.59% (+19.72%; +43.48%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 214,780 (+0.88%; +4.12%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 39.40% (+1.87%; +13.05%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 108,143 (+2.17%; +10.79%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section: 126,388 (+4.09%)
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 77,399 (+2.56%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 61.24% (-1.47%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #62 October 2015

07 Oct

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,968,446 (+0.09% from last month; +6.48% from last year; +69.76% from 5 years ago)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 86,521 (+0.10%; +16.84%; +1,290.12%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.91% (+0.00%; +9.73%; +718.87%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 166,741 (+32.69%; -46.67%; +69.79%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.62% (+32.48%; -49.94%; +0.13%)



Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section – Fixed Price Format

My current eBay feedback (unique): 41,315
My current eBay feedback (total): 78,337
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (20,193 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (13,178 listings)
Third DC Comics (↑) Other Indies (7,733 listings)
Fourth Other Indies Image Comics (6,611 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Clearance (3,931 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,169,894 (+1.00%; -16.69%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 82,352 (+1.27%; +13.78%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 7.04% (+0.27%; +36.57%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.34% (+9.50%; +29.12%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 212,916 (+1.35%; +3.35%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 38.68% (+2.93%; +10.08%)



Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 105,841 (+2.84%; +8.36%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section: 121,420 (+56.12%)
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 75,464 (+92.37%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 62.15% (+23.22%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #61 September 2015

02 Sep

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,965,689 (+5.96% from last month; +2.59% from last year; +66.29% from 5 years ago)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 86,436 (+23.54%; +10.85%; +1,351.24%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.91% (+16.58%; +8.08%; +772.75%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 125,663 (+2.37%; -69.83%; +30.67%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.24% (-3.48%; -70.57%; -21.39%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 40,552
My current eBay feedback (total): 76,456
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.7%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (19,753 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (13,270 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) Other Indies (9,452 listings)
Fourth Other Indies (↑) Image Comics (6,546 listings)
Fifth DC Comics (↓) Clearance (4,216 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,158,288 (+1.29%; -26.67%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 81,318 (+3.18%; +10.48%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 7.02% (+1.89%; +50.65%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.79% (-9.95%; +14.65%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 210,073 (+0.17%; +0.93%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 37.58% (+1.32%; +9.46%)



Total Cyberspace Comics listings on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 102,917 (+1.11%; +6.05%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment – Comic Book section: 77,773 (+28.79%)
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 39,228 (+53.99%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 50.44% (+19.58%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #60 August 2015

05 Aug

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,798,838 (-1.48% from last month; +5.14% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 69,965 (-7.47%; -11.44%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.50% (-6.02%; -15.78%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 122,759 (+24.01%; -75.02%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.39% (-12.88%; -59.71%)



Total listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 39,897
My current eBay feedback (total): 75,104
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.7%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (15,174 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (9,212 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) Other Indies (6,586 listings)
Fourth DC Comics (↑) Image Comics (5,395 listings)
Fifth Graded Comics (↓) Clearance (4,570 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,143,485 (-8.95%; -27.32%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 78,808 (+2.21%; +9.22%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 6.89% (+12.25%; +50.27%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.43% (-11.19%; +28.86%)
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue: 209,711 (+0.88%; +1.23%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue: 37.58% (+1.32%; +7.90%)



Total listings on Atomic Avenue

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 101,787 (+1.33%; +5.19%)

 
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment – Comic Book section: 60,387
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store: 25,474
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon: 42.18%

Amazon has recently created a category specifically for comics – I’m interested to see if this category grows.

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #59 July 2015

01 Jul

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,840,870 (-1.38% from last month; -0.20% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 75,611 (-3.62%; -6.70%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.66% (-2.15%; -6.51%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 98,994 (-14.18%; -75.02%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 3.48% (-12.88%; -74.97%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 39,177
My current eBay feedback (total): 73,766
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (15,075 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (8,586 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) (↑) Other Indies (7,958 listings)
Fourth Graded Comics (↓) Image Comics (5,799 listings)
Fifth DC Comics Clearance (4,843 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,255,820 (+3.31%; -27.22%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 77,103 (+1.36%; +6.64%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 6.14% (-1.92%; +46.52%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 7.24% (+2.12%; +42.24%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 100,451 (+0.89%; +4.20%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #170 Excalibur

16 Jun

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.

Although the cover to Excalibur #49 credits Neal Adams (the cover artist of X-Men #56), it’s also a nod to X-Men #135. That issue is part of the Dark Phoenix Saga and the story featured in Excalibur #49 heavily involves the Phoenix Force. I think the most interesting part of this cover homage is that the Excalibur logo is destroyed here by Necrom and actually replaced in the very next issue with a new logo.

X-Men #56
X-Men #56
May 1969
Neal Adams
X-Men #135
X-Men #135
July 1980
John Byrne
Excalibur #49
Excalibur #49
April 1992
Alan Davis

On Ebay: Excalibur | X-Men
On AtomicAvenue: Excalibur | X-Men

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #169 Excalibur

09 Jun

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.

After the events of the Fall of the Mutants, the world believed that the X-Men had died. Even past members who were no longer with the team were not aware that they were still alive. Two of these past members, Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde, found themselves joined by Captain Britain and Megan in their attempt to save Phoenix. Mojo had sent the Warwolves (a group of deadly shapeshifters – for lack of an in-depth examination of their powers) to capture Phoenix - this team-up led to the formation of Excalibur. In Excalibur #41, the team found themselves up against the recently-revealed-to-be-alive X-Men – only to discover that they were actually the Warwolves in disguise.

Excalibur: the Sword is Drawn
Excalibur: the Sword is Drawn
1987
Alan Davis
Excalibur #41
Excalibur #41
September 1991
Dave Hoover

On Ebay: Excalibur
On AtomicAvenue: Excalibur