Most Popular Bronze Age Comic Books

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5
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
2
-
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
3
8
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
4
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
5
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
6
3
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
7
-
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
8
4
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
9
5
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
10
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
11
21
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
12
4
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
13
4
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
14
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
15
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
16
3
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
17
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
18
18
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
19
12
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
20
5
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
21
22
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
22
34
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
23
12
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
24
2
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
25
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
26
3
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
27
11
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
28
7
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
29
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
30
10
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
31
13
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
32
22
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
33
26
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
34
17
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
35
78
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
36
23
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
37
5
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
38
8
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
39
16
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
40
34
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
41
17
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
42
4
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
43
21
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
44
24
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
45
12
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;
46
70
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
47
84
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
48
5
The Avengers #196
 
49
3
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
50
9
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
51
199
Strange Tales #179
 
52
24
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
53
9
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
54
11
X-Men #100
Old team vs. New team; Beginning of Phoenix origin
55
18
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
56
16
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
57
6
Batman #251
 
58
22
X-Men #140
 
59
1
Ms. Marvel #18
First appearance by Mystique; Avenger crossover
60
94
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
61
8
Star Wars #68
Re-intro Boba Fett
62
1
Daredevil #158
 
63
236
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
64
65
Strange Tales #180
 
65
73
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
66
16
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
67
383
Star Trek #1
 
68
7
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
69
28
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
70
173
DC Comics Presents #47
 
71
13
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
72
32
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
73
9
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
74
175
X-Men #133
 
75
202
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
76
31
Star Wars #2
Second issue to series; A New Hope: Part 2 of 6; First appearance of Jabba the Hutt; First appearance of Han Solo & Chewbacca
77
1
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
78
33
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
79
281
X-Men #117
 
80
145
X-Men #96
 
81
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
82
28
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
83
134
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
84
4
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
85
36
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
86
18
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
87
99
Shazam! #28
Second ever appearance of Black Adam; First Black Adam in DC Comics
88
54
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
89
122
Star Wars #4
Part 4 of 6 to A New Hope movie adaptation; Obi-Wan Darth Vader battle
90
215
Machine Man #1
 
91
6
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
92
25
Special Marvel Edition #15
Master of Kung Fu begins; Starlin art; Origin of Nayland Smith & Dr. Petrie; First appearance of Nayland Smith & Dr. Petrie
93
141
Batman #227
 
94
145
John Carter Warlord of Mars #1
 
95
129
Star Wars #3
Part 3 to A New Hope movie adaptation
96
303
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
97
28
The Uncanny X-Men #148
 
98
40
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
99
97
The Uncanny X-Men #160
 
100
1368
Iron Man #54
First appearance of Moondragon

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