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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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