Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

August 13, 2014

Connecting Covers #46 Sweet Tooth

Filed under: Connecting Covers — Doorman @ 8:00 am

A fun aspect of comic books is that sometimes their covers combine to make an even larger image. Here’s a look at some connecting covers.

Jeff Lemire brought Sweet Tooth to an end with issue #40. The four issues prior to that utilized a connecting cover design.

Sweet Tooth #36 37 38 39

On Ebay: Sweet Tooth
On AtomicAvenue: Sweet Tooth

August 6, 2014

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #48 August 2014

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:38 am

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

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,661,902 (-6.49% from last month; +11.71% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 79,006 (-2.51%; +470.81%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.96803% (+4.25%; +410.97%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 304,711 (-23.10%; +168.37%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 11.45% (-17.76%; +139.98%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 31,068
My current eBay feedback (total): 57,259
My positive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (17,306 listings)
Second Marvel (Bronze) DC Comics (11,541 listings)
Third CGC (↑) Other Indies (8,426 listings)
Fourth DC Comics (↓) Image Comics (5,577 listings)
Fifth Other Indies (↑) Dark Horse (3,262 listings)

My CGC store category is showing up in my top five sales categories this month because of a record-breaking sale of Incredible Hulk #271 graded 9.8 by CGC. In fact, it made news at

Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,573,277 (-8.82%; +1.195%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 72,155 (-0.20%; +25.53%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 4.58629% (+9.45%; +24.04%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 4.99% (+1.96%; -4.77%)

AtomicAvenue’s sharp decline in listings is very probably a direct reaction to their recent increase in fees of about 50%.

Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 96,762 (+0.37%; +4.46%)

August 5, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #154 Superman

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 8:00 am

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.

The first appearance of Demolitia pays homage to the first appearance of Bloodsport.

Superman vol. II #4
Superman vol. II #4
April 1987
John Byrne
Action Comics #718
Action Comics #718
February 1996
Kieron Dwyer

On Ebay: Superman
On AtomicAvenue: Superman

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