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
-
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
4
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
-
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
6
2
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
7
3
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
8
11
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
9
28
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
10
3
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
11
2
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
12
5
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
13
10
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
14
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
15
84
Seven To Eternity #1
 
16
-
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
17
622
God Country #1
 
18
8
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
19
8
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
20
14
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
21
4
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
22
10
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
23
2
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
24
57
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
25
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
26
14
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
27
318
Darkhawk #1
 
28
25
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
29
13
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
30
6
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
31
5
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
32
3
All New Wolverine #1
 
33
14
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
34
40
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
35
21
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
36
9
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
37
2
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
38
5
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
39
8
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
10
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
41
6
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
42
22
Harley Quinn #1
 
43
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
44
68
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
45
7
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
46
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
47
8
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
48
10
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
49
34
NYX #4
 
50
79
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
51
36
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
52
85
Batman #1
 
53
116
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
54
19
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
55
29
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
56
84
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
57
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
58
1
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
59
87
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
60
19
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
61
33
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
62
30
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
63
14
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
64
56
Batman #635
 
65
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The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
66
22
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
67
221
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
68
47
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
69
17
Darth Vader #3
 
70
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
71
148
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
72
22
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
73
933
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
74
17
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
75
29
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
76
9
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
77
20
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
78
4
Batman Rebirth #1
 
79
31
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
80
192
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
81
59
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
82
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
83
253
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
84
8
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
85
6
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
86
28
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
87
9
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
88
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
89
-
Watchmen #1
First appearance of Rorschach; First appearance of Adrian Veidt; First appearance of Doctor Manhattan; First appearance of Daniel Dreiberg; First appearance of Edward Blake; First appearance of Hollis Mason; First appearance of Laurel Juspeczyk; Death of
90
58
Walking Dead #154
 
91
26
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
92
339
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
93
10
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
94
40
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
95
61
Batman #1 (Variant Cover)
 
96
54
All-New Wolverine #1 (Cargo Hold Sketch Edition)
 
97
25
Dc Universe Rebirth #1
 
98
N/A
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
99
48
Legends #3
First appearance of 2nd incarnation of Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster
100
32
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1
Second appearance of Harley Quinn in comics; First origin of Harley Quinn in comics

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