Most Popular Bronze Age 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 Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
2
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
3
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
4
14
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
5
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
6
2
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
7
2
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
8
4
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
9
4
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
10
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
11
-
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
12
2
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
13
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
14
27
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
15
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
16
1
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
17
7
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
18
9
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
19
24
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
20
16
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
21
9
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
22
61
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
23
-
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
24
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
25
19
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
26
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
27
7
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
28
10
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
29
3
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
30
9
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
31
12
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
32
21
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
33
6
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
34
12
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
35
10
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
36
29
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
37
17
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
38
23
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
21
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
40
29
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
41
8
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
42
10
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
43
12
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
44
95
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
45
23
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
46
101
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
47
-
The Avengers #196
 
48
13
Batman #251
 
49
73
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
50
14
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
51
19
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
52
63
Daredevil #158
 
53
142
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
54
106
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
55
88
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
56
12
Daredevil #183
Daredevil vs. Punisher
57
30
Strange Tales #180
 
58
45
DC Comics Presents #47
 
59
19
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
60
7
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
61
24
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
62
32
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
63
32
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
64
2
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
65
13
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
66
6
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
67
1
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
68
33
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
69
12
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
70
21
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
71
36
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
72
56
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
73
119
X-Men #117
 
74
50
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
75
17
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
76
89
X-Men #135
 
77
30
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
78
4
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
79
62
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
80
110
X-Men #136
 
81
16
Star Wars #4
Part 4 of 6 to A New Hope movie adaptation; Obi-Wan Darth Vader battle
82
7
Star Wars #68
Re-intro Boba Fett
83
5
X-Men #140
 
84
63
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;
85
31
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
86
30
Ms. Marvel #18
First appearance by Mystique; Avenger crossover
87
5
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
88
38
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
89
969
The Avengers #181
 
90
267
The Defenders #28
First appearance of Starhawk
91
32
Batman #227
 
92
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
93
22
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
94
438
The Amazing Spider-Man #162
First appearance of Jigsaw; First appearance of Dr. Marla Madison
95
11
Machine Man #1
 
96
120
X-Men #125
 
97
18
Transformers #1
First issue in series
98
164
Howard the Duck #1
Brunner cover art; Spider-Man cross over
99
19
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
100
45
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
First appearance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; First appearance of Splinter & Origin; First appearance of Shredder & Foot Clan; Origin of TMNT

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