Thursday, August 18, 2022


Atomic Avenue Launches March 2nd

New site creates vast comic marketplace, gives collectors their own online stores

(Santa Clara, CA) Looking to track down that elusive NM copy of Batman #450? Or are you surrounded by excess comics that you’d love to convert into cash? A new web site, Atomic Avenue ( helps solve both problems. It creates a vast online comic book marketplace, making it easy for collectors to locate even the most obscure comics at affordable, fixed prices. It also allows users of popular collection management software ComicBase to post their own comics—or even their entire collections—for sale with just a few clicks.

Atomic Avenue acts as a giant clearinghouse where people looking to sell their extra comics can be matched with collectors searching for that hard-to-find item. Whether your interest is mainstream super-heroes or obscure undergrounds, Atomic Avenue lets you quickly locate the comics you’ve been searching for, and even take your pick of conditions (and prices) offered by the various sellers. It lets you find exactly what you want at a reasonable price—and without all the hassle and uncertainty of online auctions.

Atomic Avenue also democratizes the selling process, effectively giving any user of ComicBase 10 or later his or her own online store. Simply by using a new Sell command, they can instantly post tens of thousands of comics for sale in seconds, at the prices they’ve specified. They pay no listing fees, and only a small commission (about 85¢ on a typical $5.00 sale) when an item sells. There are no credit card charges or other fees, and the buyer pays for shipping. When a book sells, the seller is automatically notified whom to ship it to, and their bank account is credited for the sales price less commission two weeks after the book ships.

“We’re looking to revolutionize the way comics are bought and sold” says Atomic Avenue’s Peter Bickford. “Right now, too many of us collectors are going crazy looking for the comics we love, while at the same time, we despair of ever getting a fair price when we sell our books. With Atomic Avenue, we plan to change all that and make comic collecting fun again.”

Officially rolling out as a “public beta,” Atomic Avenue becomes open to the public on March 2nd. For more information, visit



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