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January 9, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #101 January 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:33 pm

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 4,265,260 +0.74% +11.98% +66.47%
Cyberspace Comics listings 113,117 -0.72% +6.64% +675.57%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.65% -1.41% -4.60% +365.89%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 195,611 -0.74% +31.60% +44.25%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.59% -1.37% +17.59% -13.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,122,904 +1.12% +11.16%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.33% +0.37% -0.73%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 65,213
My current eBay feedback (total): 142,037
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,571,906 +0.72% +6.34% -2.45%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 104,400 -1.84% +2.16% +64.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.64% -2.47% -3.88 +69.14%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.90% +34.81% -11.83% +10.18%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 222,541 -0.26% -12.45%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 46.91% -1.59% +16.70%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 167,694 +0.27% +8.51% +78.00%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,480,050 +0.05% -1.07%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,372,755 +0.36% +4.38%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 66 +3.13% -10.81%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 469,349 -1.43% +19.15%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 110,311 -0.79% +5.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 23.50% +0.66% -11.81%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 173,842 -2.17% -0.57%

 
 

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 gained a couple new stores this month. Still down over 10% from last year, though.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 15% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings is very stagnant.






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