Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

March 11, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #115 March 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:11 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 5,280,842 +0.74% +23.56% +87.56%
Cyberspace Comics listings 136,464 +5.72% +18.57% +72.64%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.58% +5.05% -3.94% -8.04%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 210,297 -13.08% +0.41% +24.65%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.98% -13.80% -18.73% -33.52%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,121,542 +2.98% -5.14%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 21.24% +2.20% -23.22%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 73,888
My current eBay feedback (total): 165,910
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,643,620 +4.65% +4.60% +7.03%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 122,718 +5.92% +14.04% +65.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.47% +1.17% +9.00% +54.90%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.72% -15.07% +18.59% +66.74%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 232,311 +0.63% +4.18%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.82% +5.25% +9.46%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 203,867 +1.30% +20.45% +106.70%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,424,119 +0.30% -4.12%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,480,480 +0.21% +3.81%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 -1.69% -13.43%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 477,707 -0.87% +4.17%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 134,406 +4.24% +19.34%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 28.14% +5.14% +14.56%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 281,134 -5.54% +61.24%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 92,925 -2.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 33.05% +3.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 5% in the past month.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 58. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have nearly plateaued.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 60% in one year!






February 12, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #114 February 2020

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 5,241,998 +2.95% +22.25% +94.34%
Cyberspace Comics listings 129,078 -4.70% +15.40% +71.03%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.46% -7.43% -5.66% -1.06%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 241,933 +2.76% +21.28% +37.48%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.62% -0.10% -0.75% -29.21%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,089,039 +2.70% -6.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 20.78% -0.26% -23.37%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 73,317
My current eBay feedback (total): 164,448
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,570,588 +0.20% +1.40% +1.78%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 115,860 -4.95% +8.97% +56.52%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% -5.18% +7.53% +53.68%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.09% -21.97% +44.29% +38.78%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,862 -0.14% +3.75%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.19% -4.81% +5.04%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 201,256 +2.61% +19.40% +104.59%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,419,802 +0.37% -4.24%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,475,247 +0.31% +3.97%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 -1.67% -9.23%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 481,886 +0.32% +4.51%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 128,936 -2.98% +15.44%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.76% -3.30% +10.47%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 297,626 -0.48% +67.91%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 95,283 -3.22%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 32.01% -2.75%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 94% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 1.78% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 59. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have nearly plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 65% in one year!






January 8, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #113 January 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 8:53 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 comics section 5,091,695 +1.65% +19.38% +85.66%
Cyberspace Comics listings 135,450 +0.65% +19.74% +79.52%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.66% -1.11% +0.39% -3.26%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 235,426 -9.41% +20.35% +39.47%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.62% -10.91% +0.73% -24.82%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,060,383 -1.87% -5.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 20.83% -3.45% -20.90%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 72,581
My current eBay feedback (total): 162,463
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,567,500 +0.02% -0.28% +6.62%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,890 +0.18% +16.75% +67.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.78% +0.21% +17.11% +57.41%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 11.65% +6.01% +47.47% +101.21%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 231,182 +0.35% +3.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.72% -0.18% +12.40%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 196,143 +1.34% +16.97% +99.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,414,526 +0.05% -4.43%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,467,543 +0.20% +3.99%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 60 +3.45% -9.09%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 480,334 -1.51% +2.34%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 132,894 +0.66% +20.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.67% +2.21% +17.73%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 299,074 -0.63% +72.04%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 98,449 -4.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 32.92% -4.31%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 85% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 6.62% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 60. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 70% in one year!






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