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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2
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
2
-
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
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
1
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
6
9
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
7
9
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
8
2
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
9
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
10
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
11
12
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
12
1
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
13
14
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
14
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
15
3
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
16
17
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
17
23
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
18
19
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
19
13
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
20
5
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
21
8
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
22
2
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
23
1
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
24
45
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
25
6
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
26
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
27
111
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
28
28
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
29
59
God Country #1
 
30
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
31
20
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
32
21
Redneck #1
 
33
31
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
34
160
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
35
-
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
36
18
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
37
39
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
38
-
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
39
21
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
40
725
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
41
101
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
42
94
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
43
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
44
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
45
14
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
46
11
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
47
79
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
48
1
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
49
9
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
50
94
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
51
96
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
52
30
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
53
131
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
54
1
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
55
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
56
18
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
57
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
58
35
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
59
54
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
60
85
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
61
19
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
62
27
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
63
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
64
60
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
65
16
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
66
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
67
137
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
68
308
X-Men Gold #1
 
69
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
70
21
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
71
27
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
72
58
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
73
45
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
74
95
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
75
393
Watchmen #1
First appearance of Rorschach; First appearance of Adrian Veidt; First appearance of Doctor Manhattan; First appearance of Daniel Dreiberg; First appearance of Edward Blake; First appearance of Hollis Mason; First appearance of Laurel Juspeczyk; Death of
76
45
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Hero Oufit Variant)
 
77
190
The New Gods #1
 
78
71
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
79
38
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
80
32
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
81
3
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
82
18
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
83
13
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
84
46
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
85
25
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
86
27
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
87
16
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
88
132
Infinity War #1
 
89
48
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
90
-
Spawn #THX (Thank You THX Retailer Appreciation Variant)
 
91
143
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
92
66
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
93
816
Solar, Man of the Atom #10
First appearance of Geoff McHenry; First appearance of Eternal Warrior; First appearance of Buck McHenry
94
213
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
95
10
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
96
27
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
97
18
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
98
55
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
99
9
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
100
61
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series

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