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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1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
3
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
4
5
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
5
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
6
3
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
-
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
8
6
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
9
1
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
10
5
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
11
-
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
12
51
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
13
10
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
14
6
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
15
3
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
16
24
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
17
2
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
18
11
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
19
97
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
20
40
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
21
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
22
180
NYX #4
 
23
26
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
24
5
Harley Quinn #1
 
25
9
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
26
122
All New Wolverine #1
 
27
256
Darkhawk #1
 
28
26
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
29
8
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
30
3
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
31
131
Seven To Eternity #1
 
32
120
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
33
4
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
34
92
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
35
40
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
36
4
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
37
6
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
38
12
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
39
12
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
40
11
Darth Vader #3
 
41
180
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
42
3
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
43
19
Batman #1
 
44
26
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
45
20
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
46
51
Monstress #1
First appearance of Maika; First appearance of Tuya; First appearance of Ilsa; First appearance of Zamora;
47
29
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
48
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
49
11
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
50
31
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
51
27
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
52
105
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
53
36
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
54
52
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
55
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
56
34
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
57
-
Star Wars #1
First issue in series
58
83
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
59
83
Suicide Squad #1
 
60
50
Batman Rebirth #1
 
61
29
All Star Batman #1
 
62
15
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
63
133
Batman #1 (Variant Cover)
 
64
99
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
65
31
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
66
11
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
67
32
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
68
16
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
69
30
Dc Universe Rebirth #1
 
70
8
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
71
12
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
72
30
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
73
46
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
74
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
75
8
Dc Universe Rebirth #1 (Midnight Release Variant Cover)
 
76
150
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
77
73
Legends #3
First appearance of 2nd incarnation of Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster
78
2
Harley Quinn #1 (Bulletproof Pink Edition)
 
79
36
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
80
38
Batman #635
 
81
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
82
5
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
83
25
Batman #43
First appearance of Mr. Bloom
84
412
The Walking Dead #127
 
85
79
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
86
35
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
87
11
Silver Surfer #44
 
88
163
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
89
25
The Walking Dead #5
Death of Amy
90
1
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
91
49
Betty & Veronica #1
 
92
64
The Amazing Spider-man #15 (J. Scott Campbell Edition)
 
93
63
The Batman Adventures #12 (Special Convention Edition)
 
94
112
The Uncanny X-Men #201
First Cable as baby Nathan; First Whilce Portacio cover art on X-Men
95
49
Harley Quinn #1 (Aspen Comics Edition)
 
96
48
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
97
156
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
98
342
Batman #386
 
99
16
Harley Quinn #1 (Bulletproof Comics & Games Edition)
 
100
5
The Walking Dead #100 (Chromium Edition)
 

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