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
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 New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
4
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
5
-
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
6
2
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
-
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
8
27
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
9
4
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
10
9
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
11
26
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
12
4
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
13
10
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
14
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
15
597
Darkhawk #1
 
16
30
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
17
16
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
18
14
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
19
3
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
20
8
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
21
6
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
22
7
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
23
27
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
24
7
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
25
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
26
114
Seven To Eternity #1
 
27
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
28
130
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
29
1
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
30
125
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
31
91
All New Wolverine #1
 
32
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
33
10
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
34
487
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
35
9
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
36
164
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
37
42
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
38
18
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
39
77
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
40
78
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
41
17
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
42
2
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
43
22
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
44
5
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
45
29
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
46
24
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
47
22
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
48
3
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
49
N/A
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
50
28
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
51
37
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
52
43
NYX #4
 
53
22
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
54
127
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
55
2
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
56
15
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
57
174
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
58
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
59
110
Batman #1
 
60
36
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
61
213
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
62
690
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
63
203
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
64
2
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
65
15
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
66
23
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
67
9
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
68
92
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
69
75
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
70
6
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
71
4
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
72
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
73
380
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
74
405
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
75
9
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
76
60
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
77
129
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
78
87
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
79
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
80
7
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
81
3
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
82
N/A
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
83
27
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
84
159
Batman #386
 
85
42
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
86
23
Darth Vader #3
 
87
51
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
88
678
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
89
45
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
90
20
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
91
8
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
92
159
The Walking Dead #5
Death of Amy
93
39
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
94
283
Batman Rebirth #1
 
95
298
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
96
121
God Country #1
 
97
14
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
98
323
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
99
67
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
100
33
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing

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