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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%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #39 November 2013

06 Nov

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,343,092 (+4.68% from last month; +17.06% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,466 (+5.54%; +51.29%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.61739% (+0.82%; +29.23%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 124,753 (-22.78%; -30.32%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 5.32% (-26.26%; -40.51%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 24,936
My current eBay feedback (total): 45,790
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Ebay has offered 100,000 free fixed-price listings to their sellers this month – so the focus has shifted largely from auction format to fixed-price.

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics TPBs (1,702 listings)
Second TPBs Marvel Comics (1,549 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) (↑) Other Indies (1,365 listings)
Fourth Movie/TV (↑) Clearance (1,221 listings)
Fifth Hardcovers (↓) Bad Girls (1,073 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,665,396 (+7.37%; +15.12%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 61,611 (+2.66%; +17.54%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.69948% (-4.38%; +2.11%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 7.02% (-18.47%; +48.41%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 93,560 (+0.38%; +5.44%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #38 October 2013

02 Oct

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,238,318 (-8.32% from last month; +20.61% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 13,707 (-4.17%; +32.31%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.61238% (+4.52%; +9.69%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 161,566 (-19.89%; +36.52%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 7.22% (-12.72%; +13.14%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 24,267
My current eBay feedback (total): 44,606
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics TPBs (1,701 listings)
Second TPBs Marvel Comics (1,465 listings)
Third Hardcovers (↑) Clearance (1,284 listings)
Fourth Marvel (Bronze) (↓) Other Indies (1,235 listings)
Fifth Movie/TV (↑) Bad Girls (988 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,551,114 (-.66%; +6.42%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 60,014 (+1.41%; +17.24%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.86909% (+2.08%; +10.16%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 8.61% (+6.30%; +78.26%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 93,208 (+0.29%; +5.63%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #37 September 2013

04 Sep

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,441,354 (+2.46% from last month; +44.28% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 14,304 (+3.35%; +92.22%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.58590% (+0.87%; +35.30%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 201,676 (+77.62%; +114.06%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 8.27% (+73.18%; +48.31%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 23,808
My current eBay feedback (total): 43,767
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics (↑) TPBs (1,748 listings)
Second TPBs (↓) Marvel Comics (1,566 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (1,337 listings)
Fourth Hardcovers Other Indies (1,267 listings)
Fifth DC Comics Bad Girls (1,061 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,561,355 (+0.43%; +6.83%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 59,180 (+2.95%; +18.17%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.79030% (+2.51%; +10.61%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 8.10% (+54.58%; +52.26%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 92,934 (+0.33%; +5.68%)

 

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #36 August 2013

07 Aug

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,382,843 (+7.18% from last month; +60.88% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 13,841 (-0.63%; +78.76%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 0.58086% (+7.29%; +11.11%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 113,543 (+2.82%; +44.77%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.77% (-4.12%; -10.10%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 23,296
My current eBay feedback (total): 42,965
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First TPBs TPBs (1,825 listings)
Second Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (1,408 listings)
Third Marvel (Bronze) Clearance (1,387 listings)
Fourth Hardcovers Other Indies (1,228 listings)
Fifth DC Comics Bad Girls (972 listings)

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,554,695 (+1.71%; +13.59%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 57,482 (+1.33%; +19.56%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 3.69732% (-0.37%; +5.26%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 5.24% (-12.37%; +3.97%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 92,630 (+0.46%; +6.20%)

 

Famous Fanmail #143 Robert Rodi

11 Jul

You may not be surprised to learn that most people in the comic business grew up reading comic books. However, you might be interested in knowing what they were reading. Here’s a look at “Famous Fanmail”!

Robert Rodi is a novelist who’s also worked on comics like Loki, Rogue and his creator-owned title Codename: Knockout. He got a letter printed in the Frankenstein Monster #14 (cover date – January 1975), expressing his (not undeserved) disappointment with the series.

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Robert Rodi

On Ebay: Frankenstein | Robert Rodi
On AtomicAvenue: Frankenstein