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January 10, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #89 January 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:52 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 3,808,954 -1.84% +6.16% +88.39%
Cyberspace Comics listings 106,077 +0.15% +3.37% +895.09%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.78% +2.39%% -2.62% +428.22%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 148,642 -23.15%% +0.84% +67.06%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.90% -21.64% -5.05% -11.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,010,125 +1.83% +2.23%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.52% +3.75% -3.70%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 57,949
My current eBay feedback (total): 124,179
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,478,161 +1.17% +7.12% +0.88%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,192 -0.32% +5.20% +92.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.91% -1.52% -1.80% +90.57%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.96% +23.08% -16.03% +35.96%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 254,192 +0.60% +7.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.20% -0.91% -2.42%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 154,544 +1.54% +13.68% +72.80%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,496,038 +0.13% -7.52%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,273,282 +0.37% +5.30%
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 209,921 -6.94% +6.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 104,814 -0.48% +6.45%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 49.93% +6.94% +0.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 393,913 +66.06% +91.88%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,983 +0.15% +3.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.65% -39.69% -46.09%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 174,836 +3.63% +25.48%

 
 

As one should expect, eBay’s quantity of comic listings available takes a slight dive now that the Christmas season has passed.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to climb – up over 7.5% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live has increased their storefronts by nearly 5% – this is a step in the right direction to establishing their status as a vibrant marketplace.

It looks like Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has shown modest gains in the past year – growing by over 6%.

HipComic‘s marketplace has shown enormous gains in the past month – up over 65%, now that Newkadia has signed on with them.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have shown strong gains in the past year – up over 25%.

* this number is probably inaccurate due to Amazon not reporting complete numbers in past months/years






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