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June 12, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #106 June 2019

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 4,511,489 +3.12% +11.29% +74.56%
Cyberspace Comics listings 121,629 +1.58% +9.98% +836.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.70% -1.25% -1.25% +436.44%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 209,420 -3.59% +33.87% +0.22%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.64% -6.60% +20.26% -42.55%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 976,293 -0.02% -16.63%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 21.64% -3.05% -25.09%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 68,362
My current eBay feedback (total): 151,027
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,569,510 +0.67% +2.64% -8.59%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 113,466 +2.39% +11.20% +58.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.23% +1.68% +8.39% +73.86%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.02% -15.33% -18.21% +28.63%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 225,496 +0.55% -12.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.32% +1.84% +27.68%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 174,769 +1.82% +7.30% +81.80%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,479,993 -0.25% +1.08%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,416,610 +0.36% +4.37%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 63 -7.35% -11.27%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 471,324 +2.07% -4.71%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 118,935 +1.61% +10.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 25.23% -0.46% +15.75%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 183,819 +3.31% -6.74%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to reach all new heights.

Atomic Avenue: For the first time, our store now has more than half of every comic listed on this marketplace.

Comic Collector Live lost a significant amount of storefronts. Down over 10% in the past year.

HipComic‘s marketplace has leveled off.

Bonanza‘s marketplace has leveled off.






June 1, 2019

Comics Binge-Reading #1 Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation

Filed under: Comics Binge-Reading — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 am

With years spent reading single issues here and there, juggling storylines of dozens of titles, I decided it was time to find a better way to read comics. So, it was off to the back issue bins armed with the longest want list you’ve ever seen! Putting together series after series and reading them in their complete goodness, I was reborn as the Comics Binge-Reader!

Title: Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth: Coronation
Publisher: Boom! Studio’s Archaia line
Number of Issues: 12
First Issue: February 2018 ($3.99)
Last Issue: March 2019 ($3.99)
Writer: Simon Spurrier with Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss

*Warning! Plot Spoilers Below*

This tale is set squarely within the confines of the original film. While the film focuses mostly on what Sarah is doing, this series spotlights Jareth the Goblin King as he tells a story to a goblin named Beetleglum. His story begins in the Republic of Venice, in the year 1797, where Lord Albert Tyton has been hiding from familial obligations. When his father demands that he return to London, Albert decides he must leave his commoner wife (Maria) and child behind. To save himself from the embarrassment of the situation, he makes a wish for the Goblins to take his son. Immediately, Maria and the young boy are transported to the Labyrinth. There, they are met by the Owl King – the Lord of the Labyrinth. His enforcer, Septimus (a beast that seems to share the same species as Ludo), takes the boy while Maria is expelled back to Venice.

Through his crystal ball, the Owl King spies Maria, desperate to recover her son. In an arrogant move, he transports her back to the Labyrinth and offers her a challenge. If she can reach the castle at the center of the Labyrinth in thirteen hours, she can have her child back. If not, the Owl King will use the child’s youth to extend his rule over the Labyrinth and cement his tenuous control over the goblins that live there.

Along the way, Maria meets some interesting creatures that help her on her quest. She meets Sir Skubbin, Knight of the Order of the Garderobe in issue #2; a noble-hearted goblin that seems to be failing miserably at being a villain. In issue #4, Maria and Skubbin help free the Tangle (a living tangle of thorny rose branches) from captivity, earning its companionship. Finally, Maria recruits the aid of a pink worm named Cible in issue #6. Cible’s life-goal is to fight for the rights of goblins repressed by the Owl King. Maria and her three companions, along with an army of goblins, end up storming the Owl King’s castle as issue #9 draws to a close.

Will our heroes reach the center of the Labyrinth in time to rescue the child? Can they assist in over-throwing the Owl King’s rule of the goblins? And, just what does this story of a young infant boy have to do with Jareth?

The Bad: As interesting as the characters were in the original film, much of its charm is owed to the Labyrinth itself. The film explores lots of strange places and creatures that reside within the Labyrinth that leave a lasting impression on you. If you’ve seen the film, I’m sure the mere mention of Helping Hands, Door Knockers, or Fireys will spur a visual memory. And, while this story explores a couple new areas and creatures, there are none so memorable as the ones seen in the film.

The Good: If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for more Labyrinth stories for decades. That’s a tough set of shoes to fill for this, the very first Labyrinth series (yes, we’ve had brief stories here and there). However, Simon Spurrier’s decision to embed this story firmly within the original film itself was an excellent idea. He uses familiar dialogue taken right from the movie to continuously cement the timeline you’re experiencing to great effect.

The art by Bayliss is very fitting with the tone of the original film and the characters he uses are instantly recognizable. Even the background goblins he uses are excellent illustrations of minor characters from the movie. His attention to these small details is much appreciated by this long-time Labyrinth fan.

Mirroring the original film’s plot was also an effective way of engaging the reader. It’s like covering a hit song. The creators play the riffs that made the original story so appealing, while giving it an all-new take. This story is also not without its own twists & turns and revelations about some of the characters add new depth to the original film. Many times, comics based on licensed properties fall flat. With Labyrinth: Coronation, that is not the case at all. This will surely catch the interest of any true Labyrinth fan.

In My eBay Store: Labyrinth | Jim Henson | Simon Spurrier | Daniel Bayliss
In My Atomic Avenue Store: Labyrinth | Jim Henson

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May 8, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #105 May 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 11:48 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 4,374,952 +1.66% +10.30% +69.72%
Cyberspace Comics listings 119,742 +1.97% +7.69% +510.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.73% +0.00% -2.25% +259.74%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 217,218 +4.35% +32.42% +25.45%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.97% +2.58% +19.93% -26.12%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 976,510 -16.37% -18.32%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 22.32% -17.73% -25.94%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 67,602
My current eBay feedback (total): 148,775
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,559,073 -0.29% +5.82% -10.13%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 110,813 +1.22% +8.35% +61.76%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.11% +1.54% +2.41% +17.68%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.11% +3.19% -12.76% +17.72%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 224,257 +0.28% -12.83%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 49.41% +0.95% +24.31%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 171,637 +0.91% +6.85% +79.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,483,748 +0.01% +1.41%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,407,916 +0.39% +4.46%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 68 +1.49% -2.86%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 461,780 -1.48% -5.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 117,047 +2.00% +7.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 25.35% +3.54% +14.02%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 177,928 +1.51% -16.84%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to reach all new heighs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live shows consistent growth in their userbase. The number of listings and number of stores remains mostly level.

HipComic‘s marketplace has leveled off.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has fallen by more than 15% over the past year.






April 11, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #104 April 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 2:46 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 4,303,323 +0.69% +9.50% +66.22%
Cyberspace Comics listings 117,433 +2.03% +10.35% +790.18%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.73% +1.45% +0.70% +435.54%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 208,172 -0.60% +35.60% -32.57%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.84% -1.28%% +23.72% -59.42%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,167,599 -1.24% -1.00%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.13% -1.91% -9.59%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 67,093
My current eBay feedback (total): 147,543
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,563,608 -0.49% +0.36% -8.22%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 109,476 +1.74% +6.38% +65.64%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.00% +2.21% +5.92% +80.47%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.89% +5.84% +19.20% +27.59%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 223,639 +0.29% -13.27%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.95% +1.43% +22.66%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 170,095 +0.50% +6.78% +78.45%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,483,596 -0.05% +1.59%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,398,664 +0.38% +4.43%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 67 +0.00% -4.29%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 468,699 +2.21% -13.89%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 114,748 +1.88% +8.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 24.48% -0.32% +26.52%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 175,273 +0.52% -17.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has pretty much leveled off from last month.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live shows consistent growth in their userbase. The number of listings and number of stores remains mostly level.

HipComic‘s marketplace is starting to trend down after a very quick rise. Down 10% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings is very stagnant.






March 13, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #103 March 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 11:30 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 4,273,746 -0.33% +9.44% +59.75%
Cyberspace Comics listings 115,096 +2.90% +7.55% +60.00%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% +3.18% -1.71% +0.16%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 209,437 +4.99% +19.20% +30.80%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.90% +5.39% +8.90% -18.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,182,285 +1.71% +6.60%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.66% +2.04% -2.59%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 66,400
My current eBay feedback (total): 145,280
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,571,361 +1.45% +2.61% -6.50%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 107,608 +1.20% +4.43% +61.15%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.85% -0.17% +1.75% +72.35%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.51% +3.33% -5.38% -5.38%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 222,996 +0.21% -13.15%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.26% +1.00% +20.25%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 169,254 +0.41% +7.10% +78.11%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,485,307 +0.18% +0.85%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,389,549 +0.37% +4.40%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 67 +3.08% -5.63%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 458,568 -0.55% -15.66%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 112,628 +0.84% +6.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 24.56% +1.41% +26.08%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 174,361 -1.63% -4.20%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has leveled off from last month.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live shows consistent growth in their userbase. The number of listings and number of stores remains mostly level.

HipComic‘s marketplace is starting to trend down after a very quick rise.

Bonanza‘s number of listings is very stagnant.






February 13, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #102 February 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 12:23 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 4,287,993 +0.53% +11.28% +77.31%
Cyberspace Comics listings 111,850 -1.12% +5.37% +672.23%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.61% -1.57% -5.15% +335.52%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 199,491 +1.98% +27.44% +15.12%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.65% +1.36% +14.59% -35.11%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,162,404 +3.52% +10.58%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.11% +2.96% -0.63%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 65,887
My current eBay feedback (total): 143,953
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,548,849 -4.47% +3.05% -4.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 106,327 +1.85% +3.15% +58.49%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.86% +3.39% +0.07& +66.26%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.30% -20.25% -4.40% -22.89%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 222,528 -0.01% -12.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 47.78% +1.86% +18.39%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 168,556 +0.51% +7.76% +78.02%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,482,602 +0.17% +0.54%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,380,834 +0.34% +4.34%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 65 -1.52% -13.33%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 461,092 -1.76% -4.48%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 111,694 +1.25% +6.33%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 24.22% +3.08% +11.32%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 177,254 +1.96% +2.94%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continue to hit new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live has lost more than 10% of their storefronts in the past year.

HipComic‘s marketplace is stating to trend down after a very quick rise.

Bonanza‘s number of listings is very stagnant.






January 9, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #101 January 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:33 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 4,265,260 +0.74% +11.98% +66.47%
Cyberspace Comics listings 113,117 -0.72% +6.64% +675.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.65% -1.41% -4.60% +365.89%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 195,611 -0.74% +31.60% +44.25%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.59% -1.37% +17.59% -13.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,122,904 +1.12% +11.16%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.33% +0.37% -0.73%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 65,213
My current eBay feedback (total): 142,037
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,571,906 +0.72% +6.34% -2.45%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 104,400 -1.84% +2.16% +64.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.64% -2.47% -3.88 +69.14%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.90% +34.81% -11.83% +10.18%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 222,541 -0.26% -12.45%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 46.91% -1.59% +16.70%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 167,694 +0.27% +8.51% +78.00%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,480,050 +0.05% -1.07%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,372,755 +0.36% +4.38%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 66 +3.13% -10.81%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 469,349 -1.43% +19.15%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 110,311 -0.79% +5.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.50% +0.66% -11.81%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 173,842 -2.17% -0.57%

 
 

eBay’s number of listings continue to hit new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live gained a couple new stores this month. Still down over 10% from last year, though.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 15% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings is very stagnant.






December 12, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #100 December 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 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 4,233,725 +0.72% +9.11% +79.35%
Cyberspace Comics listings 113,937 +0.06% +7.57% +702.60%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% -0.69% -1.06% +347.49%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 197,061 +11.49% +1.89% +48.92%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.65% +10.82% -6.54% -17.03%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,110,449 +1.94% +11.94%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.23% +1.23% +2.62%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 64,689
My current eBay feedback (total): 140,733
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,560,699 +0.42% +6.82% -3.97%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 106,355 +1.45% +3.74% +67.36%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.81% +0.96% -2.93 +74.27%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.86% +11.41% -19.51% -4.40%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 223,126 +5.69% -11.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 47.67% -4.02% +17.49%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 167,237 +0.24% +9.88% +78.11%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,479,263 +0.19% -0.99%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,364,346 +0.39% +4.39%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 64 -1.54% -9.86%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 476,159 +0.22% +106.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 111,187 +0.05% +6.07%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.35% -0.17% -47.16%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 177,689 +4.01% +5.32%

 
 

eBay’s number of listings continue to hit new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live continues to lose stores. Since mid 2016, they’ve lost 35% of their sellers.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings shows slow, steady growth.






November 7, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #99 November 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:13 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 4,203,605 +3.11% +8.59% +80.95%
Cyberspace Comics listings 113,864 +0.84% +8.31% +687.11%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.71% -2.21% -0.41% +328.74%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 176,748 +3.37% +13.88% +41.68%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.20% +0.11% +4.85% -20.96%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,089,318 -1.23% +19.54%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.91% -4.20% +10.08%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 64,056
My current eBay feedback (total): 139,196
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,554,184 +0.39% +4.87% -6.68%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 104,840 +0.65% +2.43% +70.16%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.75% +0.38% -2.38 +82.34%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.26% +11.21% -38.91% -25.07%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 211,104 -3.79% -16.10%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 49.66% +4.60% +22.08%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 166,838 +0.08% +10.46% +78.32%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,476,460 -0.18% -3.48%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,355,275 +0.41% +4.23%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 65 -9.72% -12.16%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 475,131 +0.18% +106.56%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 111,134 +0.91% +6.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.39% +0.73% -48.27%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 170,846 -7.89% +2.38%

 
 

eBay’s number of listings have bounced back from last month’s drop.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 15% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live saw a huge loss in stores this month – down nearly 10%.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings took another hit this month – down 7% from last month.






October 10, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #98 October 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:30 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 4,076,851 -3.13% +7.03% +82.14%
Cyberspace Comics listings 112,918 +1.19% +8.38% +723.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.77% +4.52% -1.78% +352.29%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 170,991 -5.45% +20.41% +5.83%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.20% -2.46% +12.44% -41.91%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,102,908 -1.37% +57.22%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.05% +1.82% +46.87%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 63,538
My current eBay feedback (total): 137,970
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,548,100 +0.78% +3.55% -0.19%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 104,166 +0.97% +2.17% +73.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.72% +0.00% -1.34 +73.91%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 4.73% -14.00% -14.93% -45.06%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 219,410 +0.31% -12.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 47.48% +0.65% +16.56%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 166,703 +0.07% +11.03% +78.85%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,479,072 -0.01% -3.83%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,345,719 +0.30% +4.23%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 72 -4.00% +1.41%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 474,285 -2.24% +103.84%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 110,127 +1.66% +6.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.22% +3.98% -47.61%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 185,491 -8.11% +10.27%

 
 

This is the first month since January 2018 where the number of eBay’s comic listings was lower than the previous month. Much of this drop is attributed to MHC shedding over 100,000 listings.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has leveled out after a large drop which was noted last month.

Comic Collector Live is treading water – no major gains.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings took a hit this month – down 8% from last month.






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