Most Popular Golden Age Comic Books

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Batman #68
 
2
4
Detective Comics #225
First appearance of Martin Manhunter; Origin of Martian Manhunter
3
N/A
Batman #2
Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
4
N/A
Superman #76
First Earth One Batman and Superman meeting or team up
5
N/A
Batman #4
First appearance of Clayface; First appearance of Basil Karlo; Origin of Clayface; First Joker cover appearance;
6
N/A
All-Star Comics #20
 
7
182
Mad #1
First issue in titled series; Wood, Davis, Elder start as regulars
8
162
Batman #6
 
9
N/A
Batman #69
 
10
N/A
Superboy #1
First Superboy title
11
10
Tales From the Crypt #33
Origin of The Crypt Keeper
12
25
Batman #27
 
13
256
Batman #92
 
14
374
Batman #23
Joker cover; Joker story; Classic black cover
15
3
Batman #14
 
16
N/A
Batman #24
 
17
N/A
Superman #39
 
18
N/A
Batman #3
First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
19
N/A
Batman #40
 
20
73
Batman #49
First appearance of Mad Hatter; First appearance of Vicki Vale
21
N/A
The Human Torch #36
 
22
N/A
Action Comics #19
 
23
N/A
Superman #17
 
24
323
The Marvel Family #1
 
25
N/A
All-Flash #11
 
26
N/A
Batman #35
 
27
N/A
Detective Comics #43
 
28
N/A
Phantom Lady #16
 
29
N/A
Tomb of Terror #15
S/F issue; Cover shows face exploding
30
291
Batman #47
First detailed origin of Batman; Batman tracks parent's killer; Reveals identity to killer of parents; First Batsignal on cover for this title
31
4
Wonder Woman #1
First issue of titled series; Origin retold with more details; First appearance of Ares (Mars)
32
82
Batman #62
Origin Catwoman; Cover Catwoman
33
224
Crime SuspenStories #22
Used in Senate investigation of juvenile delinquency; Ax decapitation cover
34
N/A
Superman #14
 
35
N/A
Batman #10
 
36
N/A
Marvel Mystery Comics #56
 
37
N/A
Action Comics #75
 
38
279
Superman #43
 
39
N/A
Batman #32
 
40
228
Superman #38
 
41
202
Superman #2
Second self-titled issue
42
194
Detective Comics #42
 
43
281
Superman #8
 
44
N/A
All-Star Comics #18
 
45
N/A
Superman #32
 
46
N/A
Marvel Mystery Comics #73
 
47
N/A
Wonder Woman #39
 
48
305
Haunt of Fear #16
 
49
N/A
Detective Comics #128
 
50
170
Shock SuspenStories #6
 
51
N/A
Tales From the Crypt #39
 
52
N/A
Adventure Comics #210
First appearance of Krypto (Superdog)
53
332
Captain Marvel Adventures #50
 
54
14
All-Star Comics #9
 
55
N/A
Wonder Woman #6
First appearance of Cheetah; Intro Priscilla Rich
56
14
Captain Marvel Adventures #81
 
57
310
Batman #59
First appearance of Deadshot
58
N/A
Weird Tales of the Future #7
 
59
N/A
Superman #11
 
60
N/A
Batman #7
First time Batman and Superman appear together in a story; First time both Batman and Superman appear together with members of JSA
61
N/A
Master Comics #43
 
62
356
Superman #30
First appearance of Mister Mxyzptlk; Origin of Mister Mxyzptlk
63
N/A
Miss Fury #6
 
64
48
Wings Comics #90
 
65
N/A
Incredible Science Fiction #30
 
66
49
Superman #10
First bald Lex Luthor
67
N/A
Batman #11
Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
68
N/A
Wonder Woman #7
 
69
N/A
Batman #51
 
70
N/A
Batman #30
 
71
N/A
Detective Comics #121
 
72
N/A
Batman #55
 
73
N/A
Detective Comics #38
First appearance of Hugo Strange; Origin of Hugo Strange; First finned Batman gloves
74
N/A
Kid Komics #1
 
75
277
Superman #36
 
76
N/A
Kid Komics #9
 
77
N/A
Planet Comics #42
 
78
N/A
Sub-Mariner Comics #23
The Human Torch and Namora cross over; Second appearance of Namora after Marvel Mystery #82
79
N/A
Planet Comics #51
 
80
N/A
Superman #53
Third retelling of Origin; Classic origin cover by Wayne Boring; Tenth anniversary issue
81
N/A
Detective Comics #51
 
82
71
Green Lantern #1
Origin retold; Classic Purcell cover
83
225
Detective Comics #89
 
84
N/A
Great Comics #1
 
85
N/A
Sensation Comics #1
First appearance of Mr. Terrific; Origin of Mr. Terrific; First appearance of Wildcat; Origin of Wildcat; Origin of Little Boy Blue; Beginning of Wonder Woman; Beginning of The Black Pirate; Introduction of Fair Play Club & Justice
86
N/A
Action Comics #52
 
87
N/A
Action Comics #62
 
88
N/A
All-Flash #16
 
89
75
Yellowjacket Comics #7
 
90
N/A
Superman #59
First mention of Heat Vision
91
231
Superman #97
 
92
N/A
Vault of Horror #34
 
93
N/A
USA Comics #2
 
94
89
Detective Comics #68
 
95
36
Batman #15
Catwoman gets new costume
96
N/A
Detective Comics #99
 
97
232
Roy Rogers Comics #1
 
98
N/A
Strange Adventures #9
Origin of Captain Comet; First appearance of Captain Comet
99
N/A
Detective Comics #44
 
100
N/A
Exciting Comics #34
 

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