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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The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
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The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
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The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
4
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
5
13
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
6
1
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
7
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Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
8
16
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
9
7
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
 
10
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
11
1
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
12
8
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
13
7
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
14
5
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
15
2
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
16
6
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
3
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
18
4
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
19
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
20
28
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
21
18
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
22
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
23
52
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
24
9
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
25
8
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
26
19
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
27
120
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
28
18
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
29
21
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
30
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
31
33
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
32
13
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
33
7
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
34
5
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
35
9
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
36
45
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
37
430
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
38
15
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
39
18
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
40
113
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
41
14
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
42
108
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
43
151
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
44
16
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
45
24
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
46
87
The Walking Dead #171 (Lorenzo De Felici Variant)
 
47
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
48
20
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
49
237
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
50
22
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
51
240
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
52
1220
Venomverse #1 (Convention ""Virgin"" Edition)
 
53
10
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
54
20
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
55
7
Supergirl #12 (Variant Cover)
 
56
3
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
57
120
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
58
189
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
59
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
60
69
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
61
20
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
62
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
63
29
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
64
39
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
65
19
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
66
151
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
67
379
Silver Surfer #44
 
68
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
69
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
70
254
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
71
43
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
72
36
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
73
85
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
74
20
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
75
247
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
76
8
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
77
108
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
78
91
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
79
6
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
80
76
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
81
7
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
82
49
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
83
180
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
84
596
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
85
116
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
86
10
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
87
180
The Brave and the Bold #28
First appearance of Justice League of America
88
13
Redneck #1
 
89
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
90
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
91
48
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
92
931
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
93
7
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
94
52
Batman #251
 
95
4
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
96
215
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
97
59
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
98
285
All New Wolverine #1
 
99
12
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
100
387
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 

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