Most Popular Modern 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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The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
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The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
4
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
6
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Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
7
5
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
8
2
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
9
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
10
1
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
11
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The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
12
62
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
13
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
14
43
God Country #1
 
15
2
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
16
8
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
17
6
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
18
2
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
19
2
Seven To Eternity #1
 
20
7
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
21
69
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
22
18
Saga #1
First issue of titled series; First appearance of Alana, Hazel, and Marko; First appearance of The Will; First appearance of Prince Robot IV
23
14
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
24
37
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
25
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
26
8
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
27
13
Outcast #1
First appearance of Kyle Barnes; First appearance of Megan Holt; First appearance of Allison Barnes; First appearance of Amber Barnes; First appearance of Reverend Anderson
28
13
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
29
22
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
30
1
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
31
4
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
32
27
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
33
2
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
34
10
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
35
21
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
36
7
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
37
27
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
38
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
39
5
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
40
4
Harley Quinn #1
 
41
13
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
42
4
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
43
22
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
44
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All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
45
11
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
46
N/A
Redneck #1
 
47
7
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
48
39
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
49
1
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
50
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
51
31
Batman #635
 
52
7
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
53
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The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
54
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
55
23
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
56
30
All New Wolverine #1
 
57
19
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
58
43
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
59
50
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
60
13
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
61
44
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
62
50
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
63
38
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
64
22
Batman #1
 
65
7
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
66
11
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
67
69
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Adam Warlock joins team; Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot joins team; Gamora, Drax, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), and Mantis join team; First appearance of new Guardians of the Galaxy
68
114
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
69
39
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
70
13
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
71
136
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
72
12
Darth Vader #3
 
73
5
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
74
32
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
75
9
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
76
75
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
77
20
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
78
92
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
79
45
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
80
36
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
81
51
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
82
36
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
83
173
Deadpool Back in Black #1 (KRS Comics Edition)
 
84
70
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
85
16
Batman Rebirth #1
 
86
67
NYX #4
 
87
65
Darkhawk #1
 
88
19
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
89
42
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
90
143
Now! Hulk #1 (Hall of Comics Variant)
 
91
39
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
92
58
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
93
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
94
27
Walking Dead #154
 
95
18
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
96
15
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
97
64
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
98
96
Venom #1 (Dell'Otto)
 
99
1
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
100
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #365
30th anniversary issue; First appearance of Spider-Man 2099

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