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November 8, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #87 November 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:39 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 3,871,048 +1.63% +8.84% +93.4%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,127 +0.90% +3.79% +999.42%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.72% -3.70% -4.71% +468.46%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 155,210 +9.30% +18.66% -13.31%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.01% +7.49% +8.95% -55.20%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 911,279 +29.91% -8.39%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.54% +27.80% -15.84%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 56,843
My current eBay feedback (total): 120,728
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,481,941 -0.88% +12.17% +2.43%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,353 +0.39% +6.30% +95.27%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.91% +1.27% -5.26% +90.63%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.61% +54.86% -12.05% +82.03%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 251,608 +0.51% +8.05%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.68% -0.12% -1.62%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 151,036 +0.59% +13.13% +70.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,529,634 -0.54% -7.59%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,259,679 +0.41% +5.88%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 74 +4.23% -21.28%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 108,355* +1.78% -44.01%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 102,087 +1.17% +5.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.22%* -0.61% +88.73%*
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 230,016 -1.14% +14.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,008 -55.30% -48.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 45.22% +2.03% -9.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 165,426 -1.66% +0.13%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

My Atomic Avenue orders show a strong gain in the past month because the month before that had a planned one week vacation. Last month was a full month of sales.

Comic Collector Live increased the number of stores increased by 4%. They’re still down over 20% from the past year but this is a positive sign for that marketplace.

*I strongly suspect that Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting numbers inaccurately because they show that there are 108,000 listings in their marketplace but I have 102,000 and another large seller has 15,000 available.

HipComic continues its plateau this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have hit a plateau.






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