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Cyberspace Comics Market Report #43 March 2014

05 Mar

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,675,192 (+10.62% from last month; +32.31% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 71,933 (+396.64%; +574.79%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.68889% (+348.95%; +410.00%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 160,123 (-7.60%; +79.96%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.99% (-16.52%; +36.03%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 27,415
My current eBay feedback (total): 50,052
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (16,520 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) (↑) DC Comics (10,258 listings)
Third Movie/TV (↓) Other Indies (6,944 listings)
Fourth DC Comics (↑) Image Comics (5,313 listings)
Fifth Bad Girls (↓) Dark Horse (3,163 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,680,591 (+3.44%; +14.69%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 66,774 (-0.47%; +25.61%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.97325% (-3.77%; +9.52%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.88% (-15.79%; +4.40%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 95,025 (+0.36%; +6.25%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #146 Green Lantern

25 Feb

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.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #23 was renamed DARK SKULLKICKERS DARK and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

Green Lantern #85
Green Lantern #85
September 1971
Neal Adams
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
July 2013
 

On Ebay: Green Lantern | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Green Lantern | Skullkickers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #145 Wolverine

18 Feb

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.

Wolverine: the Origin #2
Wolverine: the Origin #2
December 2000
Joe Quesada
Powerless #2
Powerless #2
September 2004
Tony Harris

On Ebay: Wolverine
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #42 February 2014

05 Feb

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,418,306 (-5.61% from last month; +11.59% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,484 (-0.69%; +27.00%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.59893% (+5.21%; +13.81%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 173,293 (+27.79%; +57.09%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 7.17% (+35.46%; +40.78%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 26,694
My current eBay feedback (total): 48,775
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Clearance (3,112 listings)
Second Movie/TV (↑) Marvel Comics (1,630 listings)
Third Bad Girls (↑) Other Indies (1,581 listings)
Fourth TPBs TPBs (1,101 listings)
Fifth Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Bad Girls (938 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,624,716 (+0.82%; +9.31%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 67,086 (+6.02%; +24.15%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.12909% (+5.16%; +13.58%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 8.17% (+13.95%; +63.73%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 94,683 (+0.50%; +5.14%)

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #144 Alpha Flight

03 Feb

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.

Alpha Flight #12
Alpha Flight #12
July 1984
John Byrne
Alpha Flight #129
Alpha Flight #129
February 1994
Dario Carrasco
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
July 1998
Duncan Rouleau
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
April 2005
Clayton Henry
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
January 2011
Antonio Fuso

On Ebay: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe
On AtomicAvenue: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #143 Wolverine

28 Jan

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.

Wolverine vol. II #1
Wolverine vol. II #1
November 1988
John Buscema
Daken: Dark Wolverine #7
Daken: Dark Wolverine #7
June 2011
Giuseppe Camuncoli

On Ebay: Wolverine | Daken
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine | Daken

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #142 Daredevil

21 Jan

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.

Daredevil #187
Daredevil #187
October 1982
Frank Miller
Daredevil #505
Daredevil #505
April 2010
 

On Ebay: Deadpool | Daredevil
On AtomicAvenue: Deadpool | Daredevil

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #141 Terminator

14 Jan

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.

Terminator movie poster
the Terminator
1984
 
New X-Men #141
New X-Men #141
July 2003
Phil Jimenez

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

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #41 January 2014

01 Jan

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,562,124 (+8.54% from last month; +26.72% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,585 (+2.74%; +36.82%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.56925% (-5.34%; +7.97%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 135,610 (+2.48%; +52.41%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.29% (-5.65%; +20.29%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 26,019
My current eBay feedback (total): 47,731
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics TPBs (1,589 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) Other Indies (1,589 listings)
Third Movie/TV (↑) Marvel Comics (1,516 listings)
Fourth TPBs (↓) Bad Girls (1,122 listings)
Fifth Bad Girls Clearance (1,116 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,611,451 (-0.84%; +9.97%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 63,275 (-0.43%; +19.03%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.92659% (+0.41%; +8.24%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 7.17% (+16.97%; +8.80%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 94,211 (+0.34%; +5.34%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #40 December 2013

04 Dec

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,360,532 (+0.74% from last month; +13.06% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,196 (-1.87%; +44.80%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.60139% (-2.59%; +28.07%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 132,323 (+6.07%; +20.61%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.61% (+5.37%; +6.77%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 25,488
My current eBay feedback (total): 46,681
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics TPBs (1,633 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) (↑) Other Indies (1,494 listings)
Third TPBs (↓) Marvel Comics (1,479 listings)
Fourth Movie/TV Clearance (1,172 listings)
Fifth Bad Girls (↑) Bad Girls (981 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,625,145 (-2.42%; +13.09%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 63,550 (+3.15%; +20.13%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.91042% (+5.70%; +6.23%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 6.13% (-12.68%; +2.34%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 93,896 (+0.36%; +5.43%)