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June 10, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #118 June 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 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 5,309,609 -0.88% +17.69% +84.31%
Cyberspace Comics listings 131,985 -1.34% +8.51% +68.23%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.49% -0.57% -7.93% -8.61%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 237,470 +0.76% +13.39% +105.88%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.47% +1.65% -3.61% +11.81%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,488,882 +7.92% +52.50%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.04% +8.86% +29.58%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 76,450
My current eBay feedback (total): 173,196
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,666,159 -0.53% +6.16% +37.06%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 119,038 -1.20% +4.91% +56.48%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.14% -0.63% -1.18% +14.13%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 3.16% -15.05% -47.51% -55.43%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 232,573 -0.29% +3.14%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.18% -0.92% +1.72%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 210,088 +1.00% +20.21% +111.00%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,428,980 -1.64% -3.45%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,515,212 +0.50% +4.08%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 -1.69% -7.94%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 338,735 -32.08% -28.13%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 129,394 -1.34% +8.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 38.20% +45.24% +51.40%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 301,656 -1.40% +64.10%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 83,890 -3.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 27.81% -1.87%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings are extremely high. With comic shops closed and comic conventions and flea markets not expected to return for some time, comic buyers have turned to eBay in droves. This is evident with the items sold metric. I can began following this metric in February 2016 and it has never been this high before.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by 6% in the past year. I reopened our storefront on this marketplace on May 8th.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores increased to 58. The number of comics listed on this marketplace continues to drop due to a large increase in the number of items sold there.

HipComic‘s number of listings shrunk by over 30% from last month. I suspect this is due to a loss in Newkadia’s listings (they only have 196 posted there, currently).

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 60% in one year!






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