Most Popular Silver 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
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
2
11
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
3
1
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
4
3
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
5
17
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
6
2
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
7
4
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
8
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
9
5
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
10
5
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
11
-
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
12
22
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
13
6
X-Men #1
First Appearance of Cyclops; First Appearance of Beast, First Appearance of Angel; First Appearance of Marvel Girl; First Appearance of Iceman; First Appearance of Magneto; First Appearance of Professor X; First X-Men comic issue
14
9
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
15
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
16
10
Strange Tales #110
First appearance of Doctor Strange; First appearance of the Ancient One; First appearance of Wong (not named); First appearance of Nightmare; First appearance of Dreamstalker
17
54
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
18
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
19
23
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
20
10
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
21
12
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
22
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
23
87
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
24
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
25
10
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
26
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
27
-
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
28
29
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
29
24
Strange Tales #126
First appearance of Clea; First appearance of Dormammu
30
11
Fantastic Four #1
First appearance of Fantastic Four; First comic published under Marvel name; First appearance of Mole Man; Origin of Fantastic Four
31
18
X-Men #4
First appearance of Quicksilver; First appearance of Scarlet Witch; First appearance of Toad; First appearance of Mastermind; First appearance of Evil Mutants.
32
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
33
31
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
34
17
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
35
2
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
36
63
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
37
21
Daredevil #7
First red costume
38
16
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
39
24
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1
Iron Man story by Colan and Craig continues from Tales of Suspense #99 & continues in Iron Man #1; Sub-Mariner story by Colan continues from Tales of Astonish #101 & Sum-Mariner #1; Colan and Craig cover; Pre-dates Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1
40
83
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
41
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
42
103
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
43
65
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
44
250
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
45
5
X-Men #14
First appearance of the Sentinels
46
48
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
47
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
First appearance of Electro
48
3
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
49
5
X-Men #12
Origin of Professor X; First appearance of the Juggernaut; Origin of the Juggernaut.
50
80
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
First appearance of Mysterio
51
77
Fantastic Four #50
 
52
3
Captain America #109
 
53
87
Fantastic Four #49
 
54
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #15
First appearance of Kraven The Hunter
55
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
56
11
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
57
39
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
 
58
60
Captain Marvel #1
First issue to self-titled series; Third appearance of Captain Marvel
59
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
60
278
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
61
42
X-Men #2
First appearance of The Vanisher
62
23
Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor; First appearance of Donald Blake; First appearance of the Kronans; First appearance of Mjolnir
63
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #46
 
64
217
The Amazing Spider-Man #42
 
65
114
Iron Man #2
Second issue of Iron Man titled series; First appearance of Demolisher; Death of Demolisher; First appearance of Janice Cord
66
8
Daredevil #4
First appearance of The Purple Man
67
94
The Amazing Spider-Man #62
 
68
49
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
69
9
Fantastic Four #5
First appearance of Dr. Doom; Origin of Dr. Doom
70
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #22
 
71
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
72
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #25
First cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
73
29
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
74
51
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
75
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #23
 
76
108
The Avengers #9
First appearance of Wonder Man; Death of Wonder Man
77
142
The Avengers #3
 
78
109
The Incredible Hulk #1
First appearance of Hulk (Bruce Banner); Origin of Hulk; First appearance of Betty Ross; First appearance of Rick Jones; First appearance of General Thunderbolt Ross
79
N/A
Journey into Mystery #85
First appearance of Loki; First appearance of Heimdall; First appearance of Asgard; First cameo appearance of Odin; First appearance of Balder
80
122
The Amazing Spider-Man #64
 
81
19
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
82
N/A
The Amazing Spider-Man #26
 
83
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #8
 
84
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #51
Second appearance of Kingpin; First appearance of Joe "Robbie" Robertson
85
57
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
86
224
X-Men #9
First appearance of Lucifer; First Avengers crossover in X-Men title
87
7
The Avengers #8
First appearance of Kang The Conqueror
88
263
Daredevil #2
Second appearance of Electro
89
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #37
First appearance of Norman Osbourne
90
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #18
First appearance of Ned Leeds
91
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #36
 
92
62
The Amazing Spider-Man #11
 
93
192
Fantastic Four #53
 
94
909
The Avengers #10
 
95
67
The Brave and the Bold #54
First appearance of Teen Titans
96
113
The Amazing Spider-Man #38
Last Steve Ditko art on Spider-Man
97
97
Aquaman #1
Introduction of Quisp
98
177
The Amazing Spider-Man #12
 
99
18
Strange Tales #135
 
100
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #33
 

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