Most Popular Comic Books

This is a snapshot of the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace that have been graded by either CGC or CBCS. It's important to note that raw comic sales are not considered within this set. You can adjust the dates to analyze using the controls below. A few pre-configured examples include most popular golden age comics, most popular silver age comics, most popular bronze age comics, most popular modern age comics and recently released comics.

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1
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The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
2
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The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
6
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
4
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
5
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
6
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
7
17
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
8
2
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
9
13
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
10
4
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
11
9
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
12
4
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
13
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
14
54
Giant-Size X-Men #1
First appearance of Colossus; First appearance of Storm; First appearance of Nightcrawler; First appearance of Thunderbird; First appearance of new X-Men; Second appearance of Wolverine; First Wolverine in X-Men team
15
8
Outcast #1
First appearance of Kyle Barnes; First appearance of Megan Holt; First appearance of Allison Barnes; First appearance of Amber Barnes; First appearance of Reverend Anderson
16
13
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
17
5
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
18
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
19
4
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
20
15
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
21
2
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
22
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
23
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
24
2
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
25
9
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
26
179
Monstress #1
First appearance of Maika; First appearance of Tuya; First appearance of Ilsa; First appearance of Zamora;
27
9
Harley Quinn #1
 
28
14
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
29
14
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
30
63
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
31
51
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
32
15
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
33
84
X-Men #141
Intro into Days of Future Past story; First new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; First appearance of Rachel (Phoenix II); Death of Franklin Richards
34
5
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
35
54
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
36
13
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
37
67
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
38
24
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
39
18
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
40
74
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
41
13
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
42
35
Star Wars #1
First issue in series
43
106
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
44
287
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
45
64
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
46
2
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
47
458
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
48
2
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
49
9
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
50
331
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
51
16
Star Wars #42
Part 4 to Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation; First appearance of Boba Fett in comics; First full appearance of Yoda in comics;
52
11
Iron Man #55
First appearance of Thanos; First appearance of Drax the Destroyer; First appearance of Starfox; First appearance of Kronos; First appearance of Mentor
53
138
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
54
82
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
55
58
All Star Batman #1
 
56
24
Saga #1
First issue of titled series; First appearance of Alana, Hazel, and Marko; First appearance of The Will; First appearance of Prince Robot IV
57
23
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
58
25
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
59
42
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
60
19
Batman #1
 
61
36
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
62
1
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
63
9
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
64
34
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
65
156
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
66
53
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
67
265
Batman #1 (Variant Cover)
 
68
37
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
69
17
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
70
21
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
71
67
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
72
50
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
73
8
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
74
78
Hero For Hire #1
First appearance of Luke Cage; Origin of Luke Cage; First appearance of Dr. Noah Burnstein; First appearance of Diamondback; First appearance of Billy Bob Rackham
75
378
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
76
159
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
77
37
X-Men #94
First new team in title series; Second appearance of Colossus; Second appearance of Nightcrawler; Second appearance of Storm; Second appearance of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Wolverine
78
2
Dc Universe Rebirth #1
 
79
6
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
80
1319
Strange Tales #179
 
81
15
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
82
165
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
83
200
X-Men #1
First Appearance of Cyclops; First Appearance of Beast, First Appearance of Angel; First Appearance of Marvel Girl; First Appearance of Iceman; First Appearance of Magneto; First Appearance of Professor X; First X-Men comic issue
84
262
X-Men #100
Old team vs. New team; Beginning of Phoenix origin
85
51
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
86
99
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
87
34
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
88
36
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
89
208
The Avengers #196
 
90
57
Harley Quinn #1 (Bulletproof Comics & Games Edition)
 
91
5
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
92
59
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
93
18
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
94
15
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
95
17
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
96
222
Seven To Eternity #1
 
97
46
Harley Quinn #1 (Bulletproof Pink Edition)
 
98
41
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
99
172
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
100
52
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin

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