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April 14, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #127 April 2021

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 4,374,260 -12.55% -8.42% +41.11%
Cyberspace Comics listings 132,553 -1.12% -2.94% +43.10%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.03% +13.07% +5.95% +1.35%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 169,386 -18.15% -33.85% +16.05%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.87% -6.47% -27.75% -17.78%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,736,517 +10.95% +47.75% +63.87%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 39.70% +26.87% +61.31% +16.15%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 83,748
My current eBay feedback (total): 192,152
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,662,038 -0.09% +0.24% +37.75%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 118,336 -1.04% -3.29% +33.59%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.12% -0.97% -3.52% -3.00%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 4.19% +1.95% -50.94% -60.88%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 238,961 +0.01% +2.37% +7.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 49.52% -1.06% -5.53% +24.24%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 227,161 +1.24% +10.33% +85.72%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,396,493 -0.57% -4.38%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,635,162 +0.48% +5.88%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 +3.51% +5.36%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 455,729 +0.85% -8.40% +213.76%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 130,976 -0.94% -2.56% +40.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 28.74% -1.78% +6.37% -55.07%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 193,336 -39.80% -36.62% +57.98%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Ebid’s Comics section 234,428 -1.60%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Ebid storefront section 124,165 -2.81%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Ebid 52.97% -1.22%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has dropped significantly. The comics market is extremely hot on eBay and sellers are having a hard time creating more listings than are selling.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace is still struggling to reclaim the number of listings it had seven years ago.

Comic Collector Live: The number of registered users has increased by over 10% in the past year.

HipComic shed over 5% of their listings from last year. This is similar to eBay, where stuff is selling faster than it can be listed.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have dropped sharply – down nearly 40% in one month. Their sync tool didn’t work correctly so when we raised the price in our eBay store, the price of the Bonanza mirror of that item did NOT update. It became more work than it was worth because after a year (more, actually) of trying to sell comics on Bonanza, the only items that seemed to sell were “hot books” that become “underpriced” overnight.

Ebid‘s number of listings have leveled off.






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