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June 12, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #165 June 2024

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 11,319,843 -0.36% +20.09% +150.91%
Cyberspace Comics listings 175,261 -0.07% +5.25% +44.09%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.55% +0.54% -12.53% -42.66%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 294,527 -2.84% -6.57% +40.64%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.60% -2.55% -22.10% -43.93%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,535,028 -6.01% -2.46% +57.23%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 13.56% -5.70% -18.80% -37.34%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 118,827
My current eBay feedback (total): 290,552
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,831,222 +3.24% +3.52% +16.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 153,381 +0.60% +6.21% +35.18
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.38% -2.61% +2.65% +15.85%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 274,710 +3.43% +4.31% +21.82%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.83% -2.75% +1.83% +10.96%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 251,949 +0.80% +2.77% +44.16%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,308,680 +0.57% +0.51% -11.58%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,920,740 +0.22% +2.17% +20.86%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 43 +0.00% -6.52% -31.75%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,569,863 +0.68% +30.30% +233.08%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 172,795 +1.73% +7.36% +45.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.01% +1.07% -17.61% -56.37%
Number of Stores on HipComic 430 +2.38% +15.28%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics 182,924 -0.73% +6,844.72%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings recently passed 11 million but their climb leveled off this month.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace recently hit an all-new high number of unique comic books but their growth has leveled off, as well.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace’s number of listings dropped by more than 10% over the past 5 years. In that same time frame, eBay increased by 150% and HipcCmic increased by 233%.

HipComic: This marketplace increased now has over 1.5 million listings. Their listings growth also leveled off this month.

YouSellComics: This is a marketplace that has caught my eye so we’ve added our inventory to their marketplace. This month their number of listings leveled off.






May 8, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #164 May 2024

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 1:26 pm

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 11,361,224 +1.28% +21.91% +159.69%
Cyberspace Comics listings 175,379 +2.00% +6.55% +46.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.54% +0.89% -12.79% -43.46%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 303,149 -3.86% -2.78% +39.56%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.67% -5.04% -20.35% -46.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,633,200 +3.11% +1.70% +67.25%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 14.38% +1.81% -16.57% -35.59%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 115,526
My current eBay feedback (total): 278,905
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,773,830 -2.34% +2.24% +13.77%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 152,466 +1.66% +7.00% +37.59
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.60% +4.06% +4.69% +20.89%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 265,588 -2.80% +1.72% +18.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 57.41% +4.60% +5.20% +16.18%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 249,965 +0.58% +2.23% +45.64%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,301,275 +0.71% +0.47% -12.30%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,914,397 +0.15% +2.17% +21.03%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 43 +2.38% -6.52% -36.76%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,559,303 +2.14% +32.24% +237.67%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 169,853 +0.68% +6.85% +45.12%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 10.89% -1.42% -19.19% -57.03%
Number of Stores on HipComic 420 +0.00% +13.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics 184,270 +4.85% +7,433.52%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings recently passed 11 million and they’re continuing their climb to hit 12 million.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace recently hit an all-new high number of unique comic books but they’re experiencing a slight decline this month. Their selection of unique books still remains above one quarter million!

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost more than 1/3 of their sellers in the past five years. In the same time-frame, their number of listings declined by 10%. A very small number of sellers keep this marketplace going.

HipComic: This marketplace increased now has over 1.5 million listings. Their percentage growth of listings in the last five years sharply outpaces eBay’s.

YouSellComics: This is a marketplace that has caught my eye so we’ve added our inventory to their marketplace. This has caused their number of listings to see an over 7,000% increase from last year.






April 10, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #163 April 2024

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:05 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 11,217,509 -5.25% +22.77% +160.67%
Cyberspace Comics listings 171,941 +0.03% +6.20% +49.42%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.53% +5.71% -13.40% -43.85%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 315,328 -6.30% -1.05% +51.47%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.81% -1.02% -19.45% -41.92%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,583,915 +2.10% -1.36% +35.66%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 14.12% +7.79% -19.64% -47.95%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 114,545
My current eBay feedback (total): 275,693
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,816,406 -0.19% +5.39% +16.17%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 149,975 -0.05% +6.90% +36.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.26% +0.20% +1.43% +17.95%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 273,256 +0.21% +5.26% +22.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 54.88% -0.26% +1.54% +12.12%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 248,512 +0.11% +2.03% +46.10%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,292,156 +0.42% -0.27% -12.90%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,910,105 +0.19% +2.28% +21.32%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 42 -2.33% -10.64% -37.31%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,526,706 +29.93% +30.71% +225.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 168,707 +0.16% +7.81% +47.02%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.05% -22.89% -17.53% -54.86%
Number of Stores on HipComic 420 +1.20% +10.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics 175,743 N/A +7,400.77%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings recently passed 11 million and were on track to hit an all-time high of 12 million but this month saw their number begin to dwindle by a bit.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace recently hit an all-new high number of unique comic books but their growth has leveled off.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost more than 1/3 of their sellers in the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace increased their listings sharply as one of their largest sellers (MHC) brought their listings back leading to a nearly 30% increase over last month.

YouSellComics: This is a marketplace that has caught my eye so we’ve added our inventory to their marketplace. This has caused their number of listings to see an over 7,000% increase from last year.






March 13, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #162 March 2024

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 11,838,817 +6.31% +30.50% +177.01%
Cyberspace Comics listings 171,896 +0.90% +6.28% +49.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.45% -5.10% -18.43% -46.02%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 336,535 +15.74% +7.45% +60.69%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.84% +8.91% -17.60% -41.99%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,551,288 +0.25% +35.22% +31.21%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 13.10% -5.73% +3.58% -52.63%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 113,289
My current eBay feedback (total): 279,351
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,819,944 -1.65% +7.38% +15.82%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 150,043 +0.21% +8.15% +39.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.24% +1.91% +0.66% +20.36%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 272,672 -0.02% +6.28% +22.28%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.03% +0.23% +1.75% +14.02%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 248,242 +0.14% +2.36% +46.67%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,286,729 -0.03% +0.13% -13.37%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,904,722 +0.16% +2.31% +21.56%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 43 -2.27% -8.51% -35.82%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,174,985 -21.88% +1.60% +156.23%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 168,440 +1.02% +8.33% +49.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 14.33% +29.27% +6.66% -41.63%
Number of Stores on HipComic 415 -0.48% +8.92%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings recently passed 11 million and are quickly on track to hit an all-time high of 12 million! This is the place to buy comics if you’re looking for the most diverse selection.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace recently hit an all-new high number of unique comic books but this month they’ve leveled off.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost more than 1/3 of their sellers in the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace took a big hit this month as one of their largest sellers (MHC) has reduced their active listings to 0. This dropped their total number of listings by over 20%!






February 14, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #161 February 2024

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 11,136,306 +8.18% +25.91% +159.71%
Cyberspace Comics listings 170,366 +0.54% +5.66% +52.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.53% -7.28% -15.94% -41.39%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 290,768 -0.43% -3.63% +45.75%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.61% -8.06% -23.43% -43.85%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,547,411 +1.77% +29.83% +33.12%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 13.90% -5.92% +3.16% -48.75%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 112,205
My current eBay feedback (total): 275,695
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,850,489 +5.08% +7.06% +19.48%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 149,729 +0.38% +7.85% +40.82%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.09% -4.47% +0.76% +17.95%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 272,726 +0.82% +6.35% +22.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 54.90% -0.43% +1.41% +14.90%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 247,902 +0.20% +2.41% +47.07%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,287,137 +0.10% +0.46% -13.18%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,900,103 +0.28% +2.40% +21.81%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 44 +0.00% -10.20% -32.31%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,504,049 +2.80% +34.14% +226.19%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 166,746 +0.60% +7.65% +49.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.09% -2.15% -19.78% -54.23%
Number of Stores on HipComic 417 +4.25% +13.62%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings reversed course from last month and hit an all-new high of 11 million!

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace is offering an all-new high number of unique comic books (over 272,000).

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost nearly 1/3 of their sellers in the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace is showing moderate growth over the past year in their number of listings. If they continue this pace, they will soon have more listings than Atomic Avenue offers.






January 10, 2024

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #160 January 2024

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 10,294,189 -3.35% +123.75% +141.35%
Cyberspace Comics listings 169,449 -0.32% +8.10% +49.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.65% +3.13% -51.61% -37.74%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 292,032 -1.00% +5.65% +49.29%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.84% +2.41% -52.80% -38.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,520,565 -1.38% +27.32% +35.41%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 14.77% +2.01% -43.10% -43.90%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 110,790
My current eBay feedback (total): 271,243
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,761,046 +0.00% +2.06% +12.03%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 149,165 -0.52% +10.09% +42.88
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.47% -0.47% +7.90% +27.56%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 270,515 +0.00% +6.29% +21.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.14% -0.52% +3.57% +17.55%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 247,398 +0.10% +2.37% +47.53%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,285,822 +0.19% +0.90% -13.12%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,891,972 +0.18% +2.33% +21.88%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 44 +4.76% -10.20% -33.33%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,463,096 +4.66% +3.10% +211.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 165,756 -1.56% +10.04% +50.26%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.33% -5.90% +6.68% -51.79%
Number of Stores on HipComic 400 +1.78% +8.99%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has taken a downturn for the first time in a while.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace hasn’t updated their numbers since November so I have nothing new to report here.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost 1/3 of their sellers in the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace’s growth has begun to slow – only increasing their number of listings by a little more than 3% over the past year.






December 13, 2023

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #159 December 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 10,650,547 +0.95% +252.74% +151.56%
Cyberspace Comics listings 169,995 -1.28% +10.16% +49.20%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.60% -2.08% -68.76% -40.66%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 294,969 -6.84% -3.47% +49.68%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 2.77% -7.68% -72.63% -40.44%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,541,814 +4.86% -1.74% +38.85%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 14.48% +3.85% -72.14% -44.81%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 109,467
My current eBay feedback (total): 267,177
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,761,046 -1.08% -0.07% +12.84%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 149,940 -0.57% +12.22% +40.98
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.51% +0.52% +12.33% +25.03%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 270,515 -0.07% +5.58% +21.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.43% -0.49% +6.28% +16.27%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 247,139 +0.14% +2.47% +47.78%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,283,373 +0.61% -0.90% -13.24%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,886,683 +0.15% +2.39% +22.09%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 42 -4.55% -16.00% -34.38%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,397,918 -1.06% +44.57% +193.58%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 168,376 -0.52% +20.03% +51.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.04% +0.54% -16.99% -48.42%
Number of Stores on HipComic 393 -1.26% +8.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to increase beyond the 10 million mark. It is interesting to note, though, that in the past 90 days, they’re showing that only about 15% of their items sold (vs the number of total listings). Another interesting figure is that their percentage of auctions has slipped below 3% of their listings. More and more sellers are finding out that the auction format is oftentimes a way to sell an item way below the market price.

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. I’m thrilled to see that out of the quarter million comics available on this marketplace, over half of them are available from my store.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost more than 15% of their sellers in the past year and lost over one third over the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace has increased their number of listings by over 40% in the past year.






November 8, 2023

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #158 November 2023

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:08 pm

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 10,550,286 +2.49% +250.49% +150.98%
Cyberspace Comics listings 172,203 +0.13% +13.70% +51.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.63% -2.26% -67.55% -39.77%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 316,635 +2.15% +6.19% +79.14%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.00% -0.29% -69.72% -28.54%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,470,389 +11.68% -7.69% +34.98%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 13.94% +8.97% -73.66% -46.21%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 108,210
My current eBay feedback (total): 263,412
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,780,228 +0.62% +1.76% +14.54%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 150,793 +0.08% +14.10% +43.83
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.47% -0.58% +12.19% +25.49%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 270,701 +0.50% +6.23% +28.23%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.70% -0.42% +7.39% +12.17%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 246,802 +0.10% +2.53% +47.93%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,275,638 +0.96% -1.04% -13.60%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,882,275 +0.16% +2.48% +22.38%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 44 -6.38% -10.20% -32.31%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,412,936 +11.86% +13.68% +197.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 169,259 +1.97% +43.81% +52.30%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.98% -8.83% +26.50% -48.78%
Number of Stores on HipComic 398 +7.28%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings sold over the past 90 days has increased by more than 10% in the past month. This is an incredible leap in sales. I’ve seen a lot of sellers complaining about slow sales over the summer but it appears that eBay has managed to bring buyers back to their marketplace.

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. I’m thrilled to see that out of the quarter million comics available on this marketplace, over half of them are available from my store.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace lost more than 10% of their sellers in the past year and lost nearly one third over the past five years.

HipComic: This marketplace has regained some of the ground lost last month and increased their number of listings by over 10% in the past month. They also had a strong increase in the number of sellers over the past month.






October 11, 2023

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #157 October 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 10,294,058 +1.52% +118.67% +152.50%
Cyberspace Comics listings 171,985 +0.74% +14.89% +52.31%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.67% -0.55% -47.46% -39.69%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 309,983 -1.16% +8.21% +81.29%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.01% -2.55% -50.55% -28.30%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,316,581 +0.10% -5.99% +19.37%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 12.79% -1.39% -57.01% -52.72%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 106,930
My current eBay feedback (total): 260,128
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,769,225 -0.28% -38.86% +14.28%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 150,674 +0.92% +15.64% +44.65
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.52% +1.14% +89.25% +26.73%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 269,343 +0.86% +6.63% +22.76%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.94% +0.06% +8.46% +17.82%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 246,544 +0.08% +2.59% +47.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,263,469 -3.95% -1.67% -14.58%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,877,611 +0.12% +2.54% +22.68%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 +17.50% -4.08% -34.72%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,263,091 -6.13% +1.71% +166.31%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 165,992 -0.91% +34.06% +50.73%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 13.14% +5.56% +31.81% -43.40%
Number of Stores on HipComic 371 -2.37%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics N/A N/A

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has exceeded 10 million! That’s an incredible selection! The stats on their auction listings intrigue me. eBay initially launched as all auctions and now, auctions only a bit more than 3% 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. I’m thrilled to see that out of the quarter million comics available on this marketplace, over half of them are available from my store.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace added more stores over the past month. Up over 15%. I wonder if they set their stores to “away” over the summer and now that summer’s over, they’re back.

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. This month, they lost more than 5% of their listings.

YouSellComics: This is a marketplace that has caught my eye. They offer extremely low selling fees. They are not displaying their number of listings this month so I can’t compare it to last month.






September 13, 2023

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #156 September 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 10,139,492 +3.67% +116.82% +140.91%
Cyberspace Comics listings 170,716 +1.20% +14.94% +52.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 1.68% -2.11% -47.05% -36.47%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 313,629 +2.84% +5.36% +73.42%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.09% -0.86% -51.44% -28.07%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,315,271 -5.30% -0.35% +17.62%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 12.97% -8.65% -54.03% -51.18%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 106,212
My current eBay feedback (total): 258,284
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,774,199 -36.44% -35.56% +15.50%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 149,307 +1.50% +15.41% +44.73
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.42% +59.69% +79.05% +25.23%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 267,043 +0.12% +3.90% +22.09%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 55.91% +1.38% +11.09% +18.53%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 246,342 +0.16% +2.72% +47.87%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,315,424 +0.20% +0.96% -11.08%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,874,200 +0.22% +2.68% +22.90%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 40 -9.09% -16.67% -46.67%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,345,595 +1.22% +9.32% +177.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 167,518 +1.47% +20.82% +54.63%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.45% +0.24% +10.56% -44.25%
Number of Stores on HipComic 380 -1.81%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings on YouSellComics N/A N/A

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has exceeded 10 million! That’s an incredible selection! The stats on their auction listings intrigue me. eBay initially launched as all auctions and now, auctions only a bit more than 3% 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. As suspected, last month’s large growth in their number of listings was a fluke. They’re back down to a more realistic number. I’m thrilled to see that out of the quarter million comics available on this marketplace, over half of them are available from my store.

Comic Collector Live: To me, it seems like this marketplace is in trouble. The number of items for sale has shrunk by over 10% in the past five years, while every other major marketplace has shown major gains in that same time period. And, during that time period, they’ve lost over 45% of their sellers.

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. They are not displaying their number of listings this month so I can’t compare it to last month.






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