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May 12, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #128 May 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 11:06 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 5,087851 +16.31% -5.02% +67.90%
Cyberspace Comics listings 130,512 -1.54% -2.45% +41.11%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.57% -15.34% +2.61% -15.90%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 212,302 +25.34% -9.92% +42.01%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.17% +7.82% -5.17% -15.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) not currently reporting accurately
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings not currently reporting accurately


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 84,903
My current eBay feedback (total): 195,178
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,686,235 +1.46% +0.66% +38.84%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 117,311 -0.87% -2.64% +31.44%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.96% -2.29% -3.24% -5.35%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 2.59% -38.19% -30.38% -70.20%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 238,909 -0.02% +2.43% +6.60%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 49.10% -0.84% -4.95% +23.31%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 228,951 +0.79% +10.07% +86.05%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,369,725 -1.92% -5.72% -17.57%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,650,137 +0.57% +5.89% +28.02%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 56 -5.08% -5.08% -44.55%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 459,987 +0.93% -7.77% +167.44%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 129,234 -1.33% -1.47% +39.73%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 28.10% -2.24% +6.83% -47.75%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings have increased significantly. Because of this sharp up and down, I’m thinking that last month’s numbers were off. eBay has removed all of the comics sub-categories. Now, there is only one category.

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.

Ebid‘s number of listings will no longer be tracked. The only items that sold on that marketplace were “hot” books that I wasn’t able to update the price before it sold at the lower price.






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