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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3
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
2
1
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
3
4
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
4
30
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
5
8
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
6
1
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
7
4
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
8
-
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
9
7
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
10
51
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
11
5
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
12
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
13
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
14
-
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
15
7
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
16
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
17
14
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
18
5
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
19
103
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
20
48
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
21
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
22
7
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
23
13
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
24
4
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
25
16
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
26
29
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
27
2
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
28
7
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
29
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
30
6
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
31
159
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
32
60
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
33
61
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
34
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
First appearance of Mysterio
35
11
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
36
30
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
37
25
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
38
39
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.
39
57
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
40
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
41
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
First appearance of Electro
42
13
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
43
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
44
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
45
167
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
46
94
The Amazing Spider-Man #46
 
47
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
 
48
11
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
49
20
Daredevil #7
First red costume
50
48
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
51
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
52
13
Fantastic Four #49
 
53
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
54
35
Captain America #109
 
55
8
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
56
19
The Amazing Spider-Man #15
First appearance of Kraven The Hunter
57
1
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
58
142
The Amazing Spider-Man #8
 
59
82
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
60
3
X-Men #2
First appearance of The Vanisher
61
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #62
 
62
212
The Amazing Spider-Man #38
Last Steve Ditko art on Spider-Man
63
124
The Avengers #2
Hulk leaves The Avengers
64
33
Strange Tales #135
 
65
1
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
66
543
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
67
136
Fantastic Four #13
 
68
88
Fantastic Four #53
 
69
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #25
First cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
70
374
Thor #132
First appearance of Ego
71
18
Fantastic Four #1
First appearance of Fantastic Four; First comic published under Marvel name; First appearance of Mole Man; Origin of Fantastic Four
72
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #64
 
73
1
Fantastic Four #50
 
74
12
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1
First issue to self-titled series; First full appearance of Scorpio
75
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #51
Second appearance of Kingpin; First appearance of Joe "Robbie" Robertson
76
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
77
953
The Amazing Spider-Man #56
First appearance of Captain George Stacy
78
69
The Amazing Spider-Man #11
 
79
14
X-Men #14
First appearance of the Sentinels
80
50
The Amazing Spider-Man #12
 
81
407
Tales of Suspense #52
First appearance of Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff); First appearance of Boris Turgenov; Death of Anton Vanko; Death of Boris Turgenov
82
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #27
 
83
108
Action Comics #252
First appearance of Supergirl; First appearance of Metallo; Death of Metallo
84
50
Tales of Suspense #59
First silver age Captain America solo story; First appearance of Jarvis
85
34
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
86
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #23
 
87
35
X-Men #12
Origin of Professor X; First appearance of the Juggernaut; Origin of the Juggernaut.
88
19
Fantastic Four #66
Origin of HIM begins
89
57
The Amazing Spider-Man #33
 
90
159
The Avengers #11
 
91
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #18
First appearance of Ned Leeds
92
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #42
 
93
22
Strange Tales #126
First appearance of Clea; First appearance of Dormammu
94
197
Daredevil #3
First appearance of The Owl
95
46
Daredevil #4
First appearance of The Purple Man
96
56
Fantastic Four #5
First appearance of Dr. Doom; Origin of Dr. Doom
97
72
Fantastic Four #44
 
98
23
The Avengers #8
First appearance of Kang The Conqueror
99
16
The Silver Surfer #3
First appearance of Mephisto
100
48
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
First appearance of the Sinister Six

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