Most Popular Golden 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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Action Comics #1
First appearance of Superman; First appearance of Lois Lane; First appearance of Martha Kent; First appearance of Johnathan Kent; Origin of Superman
2
140
All-Star Comics #8
Origin of Wonder Woman; First appearance of Wonder Woman; Dr. Fate dons new helmet; Hop Harrigan text stories & Starman begins; Shiera appearance; Hop Harrigan JSA guest; Starman & Dr. Mid-Nite becomes member
3
3
Mad #1
First issue in titled series; Wood, Davis, Elder start as regulars
4
28
All-Star Comics #3
First appearance of Justice Society of America; G.A. Flash joins the team; Origin of Justice Society of America; Dr. Fate and The Atom begins; Cameo by Red Tornado
5
N/A
Superman #10
First bald Lex Luthor
6
24
Batman #23
Joker cover; Joker story; Classic black cover
7
850
Batman #40
 
8
10
Superman #8
 
9
84
Superman #30
First appearance of Mister Mxyzptlk; Origin of Mister Mxyzptlk
10
N/A
Superman #36
 
11
893
Wonder Woman #1
First issue of titled series; Origin retold with more details; First appearance of Ares (Mars)
12
119
Superman #6
 
13
84
Batman #2
Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
14
21
Batman #5
First appearance of the Batmobile
15
22
Superman #20
 
16
12
Superman #28
 
17
604
World's Finest Comics #10
 
18
969
Detective Comics #109
 
19
N/A
Weird Science-Fantasy #29
 
20
N/A
Batman #6
 
21
116
Superman #7
First appearance of Perry White
22
130
The Thing #16
 
23
N/A
Superman #27
 
24
75
Batman #49
First appearance of Mad Hatter; First appearance of Vicki Vale
25
805
Batman #1
First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
26
N/A
Batman #59
First appearance of Deadshot
27
N/A
Superman #100
 
28
15
Batman #52
 
29
N/A
Batman #8
 
30
191
Superman #40
 
31
N/A
Superman #39
 
32
610
Batman #13
 
33
N/A
Great Comics #1
 
34
N/A
Superman #26
 
35
N/A
Superman #32
 
36
73
Superman #37
 
37
N/A
Batman #18
Cover art with Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini
38
N/A
Batman #17
 
39
1069
Batman #36
 
40
228
Superman #9
 
41
N/A
Archie Comics #1
Jughead, Veronica appearance, First appearance Mrs. Andrews
42
N/A
Batman #9
 
43
N/A
Superman #2
Second self-titled issue
44
N/A
Superman #4
 
45
N/A
World's Finest Comics #7
First Green Arrow in titled series; Green Arrow stories begin in World's Finest Comics
46
11
Wonder Woman #23
 
47
959
Batman #66
 
48
N/A
Batman #12
 
49
N/A
Four Color #29
 
50
N/A
Superman #25
 
51
1101
Batman #65
 
52
727
World's Finest Comics #4
Last Young Doc Davis
53
N/A
The Human Torch #4 (3)
Origin if the Patriot in text
54
N/A
Yellowjacket Comics #8
 
55
14
Detective Comics #38
First appearance of Hugo Strange; Origin of Hugo Strange; First finned Batman gloves
56
151
Superman #41
 
57
163
Batman #15
Catwoman gets new costume
58
N/A
The Brave and the Bold #1
First appearance of Golden Gladiator; First appearance of Viking Prince; First appearance of Silent Knight
59
894
Captain America Comics #48
 
60
1074
Superboy #1
First Superboy title
61
380
Action Comics #27
 
62
N/A
Superman #31
 
63
88
Superman #13
Office Boy becomes Jimmy Olsen
64
725
Superman #49
 
65
N/A
Marvel Tales #96
 
66
522
Superman #1
First self titled series for Superman; First self titled series for a comic book superhero ever
67
N/A
Sub-Mariner Comics #41
 
68
13
Batman #7
First time Batman and Superman appear together in a story; First time both Batman and Superman appear together with members of JSA
69
N/A
Wonder Woman #49
 
70
N/A
World's Best Comics #1
 
71
911
Action Comics #24
 
72
877
Action Comics #55
 
73
54
Detective Comics #225
First appearance of Martin Manhunter; Origin of Martian Manhunter
74
N/A
Batman #39
 
75
N/A
Wonder Woman #25
 
76
73
Batman #11
Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
77
73
Superman #53
Third retelling of Origin; Classic origin cover by Wayne Boring; Tenth anniversary issue
78
N/A
Crime SuspenStories #15
 
79
N/A
Captain America Comics #45
 
80
N/A
Sub-Mariner Comics #34
 
81
N/A
Planet Comics #39
 
82
N/A
Action Comics #18
 
83
46
Tales From the Crypt #33
Origin of The Crypt Keeper
84
82
Batman #27
 
85
N/A
Wonder Woman #21
 
86
N/A
Weird Science #17
 
87
N/A
Wonder Woman #75
 
88
851
Wonder Woman #20
 
89
N/A
Action Comics #20
Ongoing Superman covers begin
90
372
Detective Comics #142
Second Riddler cover; Second Riddler story
91
N/A
Batman #62
Origin Catwoman; Cover Catwoman
92
1024
Weird Science #22
 
93
N/A
Captain Marvel Adventures #18
Origin First appearance of Mary Marvel & Marvel Family; Painted cover
94
N/A
Wonder Woman #18
 
95
689
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #31
New Donald Duck stories by Carl Barks begin
96
N/A
More Fun Comics #62
 
97
23
Detective Comics #168
Origin of The Joker; First appearance of The Red Hood
98
N/A
Detective Comics #35
Classic Batman hypodermic needle cover that reflects story in issue #34; Classic Batman with smoking .45 automatic splash panel
99
291
More Fun Comics #73
Origin of Aquaman; First appearance of Aquaman by Norris; Introduction to Green Arrow and Speedy; Dr. Fate cover
100
N/A
Wonder Woman #30
 

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