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 Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
3
11
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
4
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The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
5
32
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
6
14
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
7
3
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
8
5
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
9
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
10
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
11
4
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
12
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
13
4
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
14
1
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
15
23
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
16
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
17
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
18
7
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
19
10
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
1st appearance of Weapon H
20
30
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
21
9
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
22
13
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
23
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The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
24
10
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
25
34
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
26
8
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
27
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
28
20
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
29
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
30
2
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
31
44
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
32
7
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
6
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
34
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
35
9
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
36
30
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
37
77
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
38
12
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
39
57
Batman Who Laughs #1
 
40
19
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
41
11
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
42
5
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
43
93
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
44
38
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
45
18
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
46
60
Fantastic Four #53
 
47
43
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
48
2
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
49
61
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
50
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
51
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X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
52
28
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
53
641
The Uncanny X-Men #143
Last John Byrne issue
54
37
Despicable Deadpool #287 (Espin Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
55
1
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
56
34
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
57
5
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
58
81
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
59
58
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
60
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
61
38
X-Men #141
Intro into Days of Future Past story; First new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; First appearance of Rachel (Phoenix II); Death of Franklin Richards
62
17
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
63
27
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
64
19
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
65
38
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
66
94
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
67
27
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
68
1
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
69
2
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
70
81
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
71
22
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
72
8
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
73
60
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
74
30
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
75
22
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
76
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
77
37
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
78
30
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
79
330
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
80
6
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
81
39
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
82
164
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
83
469
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
84
4
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
85
20
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
86
17
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
87
26
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
88
282
Fantastic Four #50
 
89
231
Teen Titans #12
 
90
232
Jungle Action #6
 
91
95
Venomverse #1 (Scorpion Comics Edition)
 
92
73
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
93
61
Wonder Woman #31 (Convention Edition)
 
94
11
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
95
34
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
96
1
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
97
448
The Avengers #87
Origin of The Black Panther
98
111
Star Wars #42
Part 4 to Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation; First appearance of Boba Fett in comics; First full appearance of Yoda in comics;
99
218
Star Wars #68
Re-intro Boba Fett
100
7
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

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