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
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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 New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
4
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
6
42
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
7
13
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
8
5
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
9
1
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
10
-
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
11
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
12
98
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
13
1
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
14
2
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
15
10
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
16
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
17
168
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
18
5
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
19
5
God Country #1
 
20
9
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
21
134
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
22
4
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
23
9
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
24
5
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
25
18
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
26
62
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
27
6
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
28
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
29
39
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
30
59
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
31
246
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
32
192
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
33
30
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
34
9
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
35
3
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
36
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
37
-
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
38
16
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
39
3
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
40
39
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
41
237
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
42
878
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
43
15
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
44
6
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
45
648
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
46
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
47
13
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
48
3
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
49
215
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
50
584
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Adam Warlock joins team; Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot joins team; Gamora, Drax, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), and Mantis join team; First appearance of new Guardians of the Galaxy
51
68
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
52
19
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
53
112
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
54
1
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
55
23
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
56
13
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
57
8
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
58
47
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
59
29
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
60
2
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
61
336
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
62
68
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
63
37
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
64
44
Harley Quinn #1
 
65
37
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
66
48
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
67
33
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
68
28
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
69
31
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
70
13
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
71
55
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
72
150
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
73
128
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
74
22
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
75
61
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
76
15
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
77
42
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
78
182
Darth Vader #3
 
79
33
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
80
6
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
81
50
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
82
88
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
83
9
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
84
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
85
29
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
86
1
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
87
35
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
88
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
89
50
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
90
21
The Defenders #28
First appearance of Starhawk
91
40
Batman #635
 
92
123
Marvel Graphic Novel #4
First appearance of New Mutants team; First appearance of Cannonball; First appearance of Wolfsbane; First appearance of Sunspot; First appearance of Psyche
93
310
Deadpool Back in Black #1 (KRS Comics Edition)
 
94
88
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
95
37
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
96
26
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
97
30
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
98
53
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
99
293
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
100
2035
Redneck #1
 

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