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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3
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
4
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
5
5
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
6
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
8
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
8
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
9
2
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
10
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
11
7
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
12
9
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
13
-
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
14
7
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
15
1
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
16
16
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
17
58
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
18
76
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
19
62
Redneck #1
 
20
35
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
21
46
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
22
12
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
23
17
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
24
67
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
25
24
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
26
42
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
27
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
28
19
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
29
44
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
30
23
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
31
14
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
32
60
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
33
3
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
34
55
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
35
380
X-Men Gold #1
 
36
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
37
32
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
38
36
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
39
20
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
40
139
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
41
23
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
42
109
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
43
-
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
44
17
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
45
82
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
46
64
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
47
82
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
48
7
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
49
23
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
50
6
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
51
35
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
52
21
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
53
17
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
54
26
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
55
58
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
56
84
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
57
496
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
58
23
God Country #1
 
59
95
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
60
151
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
61
2
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
62
39
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
63
25
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
64
1257
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
65
37
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
66
16
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
67
58
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
68
11
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
69
35
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
70
66
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
71
25
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
72
30
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
73
27
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
74
86
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
75
176
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
76
14
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
77
26
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
78
7
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
79
33
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
80
90
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
81
127
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
82
157
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
83
45
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
84
27
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
85
190
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
86
45
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
87
144
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Hero Oufit Variant)
 
88
27
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
89
64
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
90
337
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
91
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
92
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
93
4
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
94
470
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
95
497
Fantastic Four #53
 
96
70
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
97
46
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
98
470
The Uncanny X-Men #283
 
99
34
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
100
23
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin

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