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December 12, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #100 December 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:00 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 4,233,725 +0.72% +9.11% +79.35%
Cyberspace Comics listings 113,937 +0.06% +7.57% +702.60%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% -0.69% -1.06% +347.49%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 197,061 +11.49% +1.89% +48.92%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.65% +10.82% -6.54% -17.03%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,110,449 +1.94% +11.94%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.23% +1.23% +2.62%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 64,689
My current eBay feedback (total): 140,733
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,560,699 +0.42% +6.82% -3.97%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 106,355 +1.45% +3.74% +67.36%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.81% +0.96% -2.93 +74.27%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.86% +11.41% -19.51% -4.40%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 223,126 +5.69% -11.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 47.67% -4.02% +17.49%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 167,237 +0.24% +9.88% +78.11%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,479,263 +0.19% -0.99%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,364,346 +0.39% +4.39%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 64 -1.54% -9.86%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 476,159 +0.22% +106.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 111,187 +0.05% +6.07%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.35% -0.17% -47.16%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 177,689 +4.01% +5.32%

 
 

eBay’s number of listings continue to hit new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues has dropped by more than 10% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live continues to lose stores. Since mid 2016, they’ve lost 35% of their sellers.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings shows slow, steady growth.






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