Most Popular Modern Age Comic Books

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3
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
4
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
5
2
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
6
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
1
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
8
47
Redneck #1
 
9
25
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
10
1
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
11
3
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
12
2
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
13
12
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
14
4
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
15
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
16
10
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
17
2
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
18
9
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
19
11
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
20
6
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
21
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The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
22
3
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
11
God Country #1
 
24
5
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
25
14
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
26
14
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
27
36
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
28
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
29
N/A
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
30
17
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
31
124
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
32
9
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
33
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
34
N/A
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
35
22
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
36
67
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
37
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
38
34
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
39
25
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
40
6
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
41
498
X-Men Gold #1
 
42
1084
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
43
23
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
44
7
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
45
10
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
46
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
47
15
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
48
95
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
49
101
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
50
1047
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
51
178
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Hero Oufit Variant)
 
52
1
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
53
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
54
63
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
55
20
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
56
4
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
57
115
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
58
22
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
59
35
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
60
51
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
61
2
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
62
1
Batman #1
 
63
696
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
64
48
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
65
13
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
66
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
67
38
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
68
36
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
69
41
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
70
43
Seven to Eternity #1
 
71
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #529
Tony Stark gives Peter new costume
72
29
Harley Quinn #1
 
73
12
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
74
18
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
75
16
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
76
34
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
77
43
Batman Rebirth #1
 
78
31
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
79
85
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
80
42
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
81
1
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
82
107
The Amazing Spider-Man #365
30th anniversary issue; First appearance of Spider-Man 2099
83
107
Elektra #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
84
13
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
85
267
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Street Clothes Variant)
 
86
69
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
87
37
Darth Vader #3
 
88
35
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
89
21
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
90
7
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
91
25
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
92
691
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
93
44
Batman #635
 
94
N/A
Spawn #THX (Thank You THX Retailer Appreciation Variant)
 
95
57
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
96
416
The Walking Dead #164 (Image Tribute Variant)
 
97
46
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
98
N/A
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
99
13
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
100
3665
Flash #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 

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