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May 10, 2023

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #152 May 2023

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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 9,319,342 +2.00% +97.11% +134.95%
Cyberspace Comics listings 164,596 +1.66% +15.13% +48.02%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.77% -0.22% -41.52% -36.92%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 311,823 -2.15% +7.58% +90.10%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.35% -4.13% -45.42% -19.18%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,605,936 +0.01% +9.85% +34.33%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 17.23% -1.92% -44.27% -42.83%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 103,125
My current eBay feedback (total): 248,843
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,734,968 +0.67% +0.70% +17.76%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 142,493 +1.56% +11.91% +39.32
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.21% +0.90% +11.14% +18.34%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 261,100 +0.58% +3.30% +1.49%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 54.57% +0.97% +8.32% +37.29%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 244,516 +0.39% +2.51% +52.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,295,180 -0.03% -3.18% -11.48%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,852,592 +0.26% +2.97% +23.75%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 46 -2.13% -4.17% -34.29%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,179,188 +0.96% +2.21% +141.69%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 158,961 +1.59% +17.19% +46.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 13.48% +0.60% +14.63% -39.36%
Number of Stores on HipComic 369 -2.64%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics 2,446 +4.40%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has exceeded 9 million. That’s an incredible selection! The stats on their auction listings intrigue me. eBay initially launched as all auctions and now, auctions only represent less than 4% of their listings in the comics section.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace now boasts a selection of over a quarter million different comics. That’s pretty impressive! This is a marketplace that flies under the radar.

Comic Collector Live: The number of items for sale on this marketplace continues to shrink. It’s down over 10% in the past five years, while every other major marketplace has shown major gains in that same time period. This month they lost yet another seller. It makes me wonder why sellers continue to jump ship over there.

HipComic: This marketplace is showing moderate gains in the past year but the explosive growth of its earlier years are behind them now, it seems. Surely, losing their perfect eBay sync was a major blow that some sellers just haven’t been able to overcome yet.

YouSellComics: This is a marketplace that has caught my eye. They offer extremely low selling fees.







*CyberspaceComics has acquired an ownership stake in YouSellComics

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