Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

September 8, 2021

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #132 September 2021

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 6:01 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 5,843,488 -0.03% +5.35% +73.25%
Cyberspace Comics listings 130,857 +0.51% -1.17% +37.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.24% +0.42% -6.30% -20.59%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 255,983 +8.03% +6.44% +77.15%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.38% +8.16% +0.94% +2.35%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,500,620 +0.02% -3.45% +46.34%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.68% +0.04% -8.35% -15.53%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 87,336
My current eBay feedback (total): 202,124
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,684,681 -0.67% +2.65% +38.84%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 117,633 +0.30% -1.23% +30.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.99% +0.90% -3.82% -6.02%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 1.39% +82.89% -73.22% -84.04%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 242,591 +0.58% +3.10% +5.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 48.49% -0.29% -4.21% +23.32%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 234,466 +0.61% +8.33% +80.50%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,369,625 +0.22% -3.45% -17.46%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,692,327 +0.31% +5.35% +27.23%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 -2.00% -19.67% -48.96%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 537,383 +5.44% +6.60% +216.49%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,550 +0.47% +0.94% +40.13%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 24.48% -4.71% -4.23% -55.72%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has plateaud this month.

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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