Most Popular Bronze Age Comic Books

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Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
3
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
4
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
5
1
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
6
4
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
7
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
8
10
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
9
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Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
10
2
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
11
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The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
12
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
13
6
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
14
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
15
11
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
16
6
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
17
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
18
5
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
19
5
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
20
15
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
21
21
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
7
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
23
6
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
24
4
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
25
9
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
26
26
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
27
10
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
28
16
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
29
15
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
30
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
31
3
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
32
11
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
33
12
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
34
7
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
35
2
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
36
5
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
37
30
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
38
13
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
39
12
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
40
15
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
41
9
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
42
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
43
57
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
44
2
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
45
3
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
46
171
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
47
7
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
48
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
49
90
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
50
17
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
51
12
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
52
3
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
53
65
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
54
26
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
55
40
Daredevil #183
Daredevil vs. Punisher
56
12
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
57
21
The Avengers #196
 
58
33
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
59
1
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
60
26
The New Gods #1
 
61
121
The New Gods #7
 
62
8
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
63
14
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
64
7
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
65
18
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
66
10
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;
67
124
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
68
38
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
69
13
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
70
40
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
71
13
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
72
30
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
73
12
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
74
16
Astonishing Tales #25
First appearance of Deathlok the Demolisher; Full length stories begin
75
196
X-Men #132
 
76
41
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
77
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Daredevil #158
 
78
55
X-Men #99
 
79
206
X-Men #138
 
80
46
The Amazing Spider-Man #135
Second appearance of Punisher
81
43
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
82
21
Strange Tales #180
 
83
15
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
84
3
Transformers #1
First issue in series
85
18
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
86
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #239
Second appearance of the Hobgoblin
87
18
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
88
16
Batman #251
 
89
63
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
90
11
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
91
22
Howard the Duck #1
Brunner cover art; Spider-Man cross over
92
26
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
93
52
The Amazing Spider-Man #136
First appearance of Harry Osbourne as Green Goblin
94
5
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
95
9
X-Men #140
 
96
150
X-Men #139
Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men
97
61
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
98
36
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
99
42
Iron Man #128
Classic Tony Stark Alcoholism Cover
100
127
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine

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