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
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
3
5
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
4
2
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
5
2
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
6
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
8
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
9
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Totally Awesome Hulk #22
 
10
-
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
11
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
12
3
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
13
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
14
4
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
15
3
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
16
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
17
9
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
18
2
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
19
16
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
20
5
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
21
7
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
22
9
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
23
84
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
24
35
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
25
100
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
26
17
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
27
38
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
28
10
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
29
5
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
30
69
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
31
100
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
32
4
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
33
65
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
34
17
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
35
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
36
4
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
37
91
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
38
23
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
39
34
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
40
83
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
41
14
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
42
9
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
43
10
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
44
23
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
45
8
Redneck #1
 
46
6
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
47
89
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
48
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
49
15
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
50
3
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
51
34
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
52
37
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
53
67
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
54
112
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
55
269
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
56
50
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
57
6
Rick & Morty #1
 
58
14
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
59
20
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
60
20
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
61
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
62
14
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
63
143
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
64
2
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
65
12
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
66
20
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
67
14
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
68
120
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
69
13
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
70
47
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
71
26
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
72
56
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
73
24
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
74
24
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
75
204
Detective Comics #880
 
76
2
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
77
67
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
78
208
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
79
38
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
80
76
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1
Iron Man story by Colan and Craig continues from Tales of Suspense #99 & continues in Iron Man #1; Sub-Mariner story by Colan continues from Tales of Astonish #101 & Sum-Mariner #1; Colan and Craig cover; Pre-dates Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1
81
173
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
82
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
83
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
84
27
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
85
15
Astonishing X-Men #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
86
150
Batman #24
 
87
139
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
88
361
X-Men #129
First appearance of Kitty Pryde; First appearance of Emma Frost; First appearance of Sebastian Shaw;First appearance of the Hellfire Club; Dark Phoenix Saga begins
89
25
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
90
62
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
91
10
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
92
68
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
93
38
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
94
52
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
95
106
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
96
33
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1 (KRS Comics Color Variant)
 
97
381
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
98
11
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
99
78
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
100
419
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 

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