Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

June 8, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #141 June 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 1:12 pm

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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 6,800,000 +43.83% +23.36% +91.95%
Cyberspace Comics listings 145,642 +1.87% +15.58% +38.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.14% -29.08% -6.47% -27.89%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 294,215 +1.50% +29.28% +78.48%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.33% -29.42% +4.76% -6.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,324,640 -9.39% +122.30% +21.71%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 19.48% -37.00% +80.20% -36.59%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 94,424
My current eBay feedback (total): 214,874
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,714,180 -0.51% +0.68% +18.21%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,642 +0.24% +9.34% +26.98%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.44% +0.76% +8.55% +7.45%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,982 +0.09% +5.43% +3.96%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.45% +0.15% +3.71% +22.14%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,828 +0.13% +3.69% +67.82%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,342,529 +0.36% -1.69% -13.35%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,778,170 +0.28% +4.41% +25.20%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 +0.00% -9.43% -37.66%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,112,336 -3.59% +133.87% +354.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 141,845 +4.57% +12.77% +36.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.75% +8.44% -51.79% -70.03%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings were being under-reported last month (I suspected that suppressed listings weren’t counted in their published number). I was able to find another link that could uncover what I believe the true number is. This number is only slightly lower than the previous number reported two months ago.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 35% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth. They’re up over 350% in the past five years.






May 11, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #140 May 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 4,727,902 -31.10% -7.07% +28.11%
Cyberspace Comics listings 142,962 -0.22% +9.5% +35.95%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.02% +44.68% +17.66% +6.10%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 289,863 +4.58% +36.53% +69.11%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 6.13% +51.75% +47.02% +32.13%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,461,869 -9.79% n/a +30.90%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.92% +30.91% +2.18%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 93,635
My current eBay feedback (total): 220,204
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,722,983 +0.37% +2.18% +20.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,331 -0.13% +8.54% +26.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.39% -0.54% +6.18% +5.57%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,752 +0.24% +5.79% +4.38%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.38% -0.38% +2.60% +21.54%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,520 +0.16% +4.18% +70.55%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,337,770 -2.09% -2.33% -14.18%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,770,283 +0.30% +4.53% +25.28%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 +0.00% -14.29% -42.17%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,153,729 +4.93% +150.82% +352.56%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 135,642 +2.00% +4.96% +30.33%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.76% -2.76% -58.16% -71.20%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has tumbled this month. I suspect it may be because they’re not showing suppressed listings or some other type of glitch. This is the number that they’re currently publishing but my intuition is saying this figure is inaccurate.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 40% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 10,000 listings this month again.






April 13, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #139 April 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 6,861,751 +3.13% +56.87% +86.98%
Cyberspace Comics listings 143,278 +1.45% +8.09% +35.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.09% -1.51% -31.09% -27.50%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 277,178 +4.90% +63.64% +83.01%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.04% +1.75% +4.38% -2.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,620,466 +2.56% -6.68% +46.75%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.62% -0.56% -40.51% -21.52%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 92,713
My current eBay feedback (total): 210,585
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,716,687 -0.11% +3.29% +20.87%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,497 +1.23% +7.74% +27.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.43% +1.32% +4.31% +5.35%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,142 +0.65% +5.16% +4.63%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.57% +0.57% +2.11% +21.64%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,147 +0.19% +4.84% +71.56%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,366,376 +0.26% -2.16% -12.80%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,761,972 +0.35% +4.81% +25.59%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 -2.04% -18.64% -46.67%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,099,564 +2.50% +141.28% +392.31%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 132,977 +7.31% +1.53% +26.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.09% +4.71% -57.92% -74.23%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 45% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 10,000 listings this month.






March 9, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #138 March 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 1:57 pm

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 6,653,256 +5.93% +33.00% +84.63%
Cyberspace Comics listings 141,233 +0.23% +5.36% +35.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.12% -5.23% -20.79% -26.80%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 264,230 +5.59% +27.69% +88.94%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.97% -0.22% -4.07% +2.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,580,012 +5.54% +0.95% +52.27%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.75% -0.39% -24.10% -17.54%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 91,805
My current eBay feedback (total): 215,337
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,718,607 +0.89% +3.31% +19.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 125,954 +0.17% +5.33% +27.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.33% -0.69% +1.93% +6.99%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 250,510 +0.54% +4.84% +4.71%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.28% -0.38% +0.46% +21.68%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 237,702 +0.18% +5.94% +73.05%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,362,782 +0.25% -2.97% -14.12%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,752,234 +0.32% +4.95% +26.08%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 +4.26% -14.04% -46.15%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,072,786 +0.29% +137.40% +429.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 123,914 -5.26% -6.29% +19.89%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.55% -5.55% -60.52% -77.35%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 45% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 20,000 listings this month.






February 9, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #137 February 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 6,280,577 +3.21% +8.94% +80.75%
Cyberspace Comics listings 140,914 +1.22% +4.75% +37.34%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.24% -2.02% -3.71% -23.94%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 250,248 +1.43% +5.69% +89.36%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.98% -1.62% -3.05% +4.85%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,497,036 +5.05% +1.26% +48.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.84% +1.78% -7.04% -17.92%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 90,835
My current eBay feedback (total): 212,932
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,703,497 -1.26% +2.04% +18.46%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 125,745 +0.71% +4.85% +28.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% +1.96% +2.81% +8.55%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 249,170 +0.20% +4.58% +4.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.47% +0.51% +0.27% +22.61%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 237,278 +0.24% +6.80% +73.62%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,359,362 -0.44% -3.41% -14.02%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,743,437 +0.33% +5.22% +26.45%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 +4.44% -20.34% -48.35%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,069,682 -0.04% +140.01% +417.96%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 130,794 +16.05% -1.29% +28.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.23% +16.12% -58.87% -75.14%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform is about to pass a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’ve nearly overcome the sync problems that we’ve been struggling with over the past few months. This has led to a near complete restoral of our listings on this platform.






January 12, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #136 January 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 6,085,265 -1.10% +4.90% +69.60%
Cyberspace Comics listings 139,219 +0.44% +2.53% +35.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.29% +1.68% -2.23% -20.01%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 246,727 -4.13% +5.84% +67.39%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.05% -3.00% +0.86% -1.35%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,425,009 +0.99% +2.94% +44.22%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.42% +2.13% -1.86% -14.97%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 90,031
My current eBay feedback (total): 210,812
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,725,186 +0.43% +4.23% +25.03%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 124,864 +0.69% +3.54% +28.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.24% +0.25% -0.72% +2.81%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 2.71% +38.27% -41.47% -74.60%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 248,673 +0.95% +4.70% +5.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.21% -0.25% -1.10% +21.87%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 236,712 +0.14% +7.39% +74.12%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,365,334 -0.73% -2.93% -15.60%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,734,292 +0.39% +5.49% +26.65%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 45 -2.17% -23.73% -52.13%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,070,085 +9.66% +101.07% +421.24%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 112,708 +193.49% -15.68% +11.04%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 10.53% +167.33% -58.07% -78.70%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continue to remain above 6 million!

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock. We now have available, in stock, half of every single comic listed on this marketplace.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. Unfortunately, syncing problems are still persistent, although we’ve gained back a good portion of them since last month.






December 8, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #135 December 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 11:45 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 6,153,231 +1.20% +4.40% +70.70%
Cyberspace Comics listings 138,613 +0.60% +3.65% +35.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.25% -0.76% -0.76% -20.40%
Number of eBay comic listings that are 257,366 +3.65% +2.61% +47.40%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.18% +2.52% -1.82% -13.58%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,411,019 -2.50% +0.72% +42.62%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 22.93% -3.65% -3.53% -16.46%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 89,236
My current eBay feedback (total): 208,361
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,717,797 +3.59% +3.78% +27.52%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 124,012 +2.14% +3.04% +26.18%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.22% -1.38% -0.70% -1.11%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 1.96% +10.73% -59.92% -86.77%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 246,345 +4.97% +3.58% +4.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.34% -2.70% -0.51% +20.17%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 236,375 +0.11% +7.54% +75.16%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,375,385 -0.02% -2.80% -14.75%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,723,718 +0.46% +5.57% +26.65%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 46 -2.13% -25.81% -48.89%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 975,784 -6.42% +88.49% +407.08%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 38,403 -68.74% -71.17% -61.94%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 3.94% -66.59% -84.70% -92.50%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continue to remain above 6 million!

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. Unfortunately, syncing problems are persistent on that marketplace. This is explains why our number of listings dropped off by nearly 100,000 this month. Hopefully they’ll be able to address those problems soon.






November 10, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #134 November 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 6,080,017 +1.50% +5.91% +70.95%
Cyberspace Comics listings 137,781 +2.27% +3.02% +36.03%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.27% +0.72% -2.74% -20.49%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 248,312 +2.30% +3.68% +89.83%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.08% +0.84% -2.06% +10.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,447,191 -1.86% +0.55% +45.49%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.80% -3.32% -5.06% -14.90%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 88,623
My current eBay feedback (total): 206,147
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,658,212 -2.96% +0.48% +25.52%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,418 +1.49% +1.30% +26.09%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.32% +4.60% +0.86% +0.44%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 1.77% -24.68% -67.40% -81.92%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 234,671 -3.77% -1.32% +0.78%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.74% +5.46% +2.66% +25.13%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 236,109 +0.14% +7.95% +76.86%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,375,656 +0.12% -2.79% -16.89%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,711,134 +0.29% +5.35% +27.04%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 -2.08% -24.19% -50.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,042,705 +12.88% +101.08% +418.36%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 122,834 -3.45% -6.73% +22.60%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.78% -14.45% -53.62% -76.35%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has surpassed 6 million for the first time!

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings has surpassed 1 million for the first time!






October 13, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #133 October 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 9:12 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 5,990,360 +2.51% +6.18% +73.65%
Cyberspace Comics listings 134,720 +2.95% +1.04% +38.58%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.25% +0.40% -4.71% -20.25%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 242,725 -5.18% -2.43% +69.42%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.05% -7.49% -8.12% -2.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,474,588 -1.73% -2.81% +45.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 24.62% -4.14% -8.46% -15.96%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 88,033
My current eBay feedback (total): 204,303
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,708,809 +1.43% +4.33% +34.35%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 119,634 +1.70% -0.05% +27.76%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.00% +0.16% -4.23% -4.88%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 2.35% +69.06% -61.03% -65.89%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 243,875 +0.53% +3.07% +5.39%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 49.06% +1.17% -3.01% +21.21%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 235,785 +0.56% +8.28% +78.32%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,374,040 +0.32% -3.05% -17.05%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,703,229 +0.40% +5.40% +27.20%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 -2.04% -21.31% -48.94%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 923,736 +71.90% +81.01% +395.20%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 127,220 -3.29% -3.01% +32.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 13.77% -43.74% -46.41% -73.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings may soon break the 6 million mark for the first time!

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past five years.

HipComic continues to prove itself to be a great up-and-coming marketplace for comics. Their number of listings have grown sharply since MHC began listing there last month.






September 8, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #132 September 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 6:01 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 5,843,488 -0.03% +5.35% +73.25%
Cyberspace Comics listings 130,857 +0.51% -1.17% +37.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.24% +0.42% -6.30% -20.59%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 255,983 +8.03% +6.44% +77.15%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.38% +8.16% +0.94% +2.35%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,500,620 +0.02% -3.45% +46.34%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.68% +0.04% -8.35% -15.53%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 87,336
My current eBay feedback (total): 202,124
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,684,681 -0.67% +2.65% +38.84%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 117,633 +0.30% -1.23% +30.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.99% +0.90% -3.82% -6.02%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 1.39% +82.89% -73.22% -84.04%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 242,591 +0.58% +3.10% +5.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.49% -0.29% -4.21% +23.32%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 234,466 +0.61% +8.33% +80.50%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,369,625 +0.22% -3.45% -17.46%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,692,327 +0.31% +5.35% +27.23%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 -2.00% -19.67% -48.96%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 537,383 +5.44% +6.60% +216.49%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,550 +0.47% +0.94% +40.13%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 24.48% -4.71% -4.23% -55.72%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has plateaud this month.

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past five years.

HipComic continues to prove itself to be a great up-and-coming marketplace for comics. Their number of listings have seen impressive growth over the past five years.






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