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August 11, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #131 August 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 5,845,310 +3.21% +6.03% +81.49%
Cyberspace Comics listings 130,196 +6.44% -1.52% +41.97%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.23% +3.12% -7.19% -21.85%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 236,947 +2.88% +1.39% +34.72%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.05% -0.40% -4.40% -25.76%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,500,319 +34.74% -3.08% +43.56%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.67% +30.55% -8.59% -20.90%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 86,742
My current eBay feedback (total): 200,314
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,696,094 +3.26% +6.38% +34.69%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 117,286 +0.01% -1.59% +30.20%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.92% -3.15% -7.55% -3.29%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 0.76% -55.29% -84.80% -92.23%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 241,197 +4.06% +3.55% +5.61%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.63% -3.90% -4.97% +23.29%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 233,044 +0.51% +9.13% +82.86%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,366,663 -0.37% -4.26% -18.35%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,683,928 +0.37% +5.49% +27.44%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 50 -5.66% -18.03% -48.45%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 509,664 +4.67% +0.23% +226.19%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 130,939 +5.79% +0.77% +43.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 25.69% +1.07% -8.96% -56.05%

 
 

eBay‘s number of sold listings grew sharply in the past month (up over 33%).

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past 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 past five years.






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