Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

June 9, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #129 June 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:47 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 5,512,247 +8.34% +3.82% +125.61%
Cyberspace Comics listings 126,007 -3.45% -4.53% +34.36%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.29% -11.05% -8.19% -40.47%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 227,588 +7.20% -4.16% +87.87%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.13% -0.99% -7.63% -16.76%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 595,887 N/A -59.98% -45.78%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 10.81% N/A -61.45% -75.97%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 85,501
My current eBay feedback (total): 196,839
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,702,520 +0.97% +2.18% +39.61%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 116,734 -0.49% -1.94% +29.98%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.86% -1.49% -3.97% -6.84%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 2.18% -15.83% -31.01% -73.22%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 239,946 +0.43% +3.17% +6.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.65% -0.92% -4.94% +22.18%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 230,324 +0.60% +9.63% +86.82%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,365,641 -0.30% -4.43% -18.08%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,660,845 +0.40% +5.79% +27.82%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 53 -5.36% -8.62% -47.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 475,615 +3.40% +40.41% +197.15%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 125,779 -2.67% -2.79% +35.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.45% -5.89% -30.77% -54.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of sold listings is down significantly. I’m wondering if the way they report sold items has changed with their new system.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace has almost reclaimed the number of listings it had seven years ago.

Comic Collector Live: The number of registered users has increased by nearly 10% in the past year. But the number of open storefronts there has dropped by nearly half in five years.

HipComic continues to prove itself to be a great up-and-coming marketplace for comics. Their number of listings have seen impressive growth over the years.






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