Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

May 9, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #93 May 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:10 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 3,966,527 +0.93% +7.48% +71.18%
Cyberspace Comics listings 111,196 +4.49% +5.74% +758.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.80% +3.44% -1.64% +401.62%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 164,033 +6.85% -4.30% -32.53%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.14% +5.77% -10.87% -60.58%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,195,537 +1.37% +7.05%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.14% +0.44% -0.39%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 60,430
My current eBay feedback (total): 130,529
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,473,272 -5.43% +2.73% -2.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,274 -0.61% +1.89% +83.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.94% +5.02% -0.83% +88.04%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.15% +41.00% -15.10% +37.44%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 257,270 -0.23% +6.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 39.75% -0.39% -4.09%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 160,637 +0.84% +14.86% +75.78%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,463,072 +0.11% -6.14%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,305,160 +0.36% +4.25%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 70 +0.00% -15.66%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 487,897 -10.37% +91.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 108,471 +2.96% +4.22%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 22.23% +14.90% -45.54%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 213,954 +1.00% +46.92%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new heights – the 4M mark is getting very close! Our numbers are up this month because we’ve upgraded to eBay’s “enterprise” store plan that was introduced this month. We’re taking that opportunity to list a lot of low grade books that we don’t normally put in our eBay store.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues took a small dip this month but I suspect their numbers will cross the 1.5M mark again soon.

Comic Collector Live has suffered a big loss in storefronts – down over 15% in the past year.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately still. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace had 10% drop this month but they’re up over 90% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has leveled out after last month’s strong gains.






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