Most Popular 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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90
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
102
61
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
103
1
All New Wolverine #1
 
104
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
105
23
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
106
19
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
107
46
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
108
15
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
109
28
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
110
44
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
111
35
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
112
20
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
113
201
Walking Dead #171
 
114
775
The Amazing Spider-man #789 (Ross Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
115
342
Star Wars #42
Part 4 to Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation; First appearance of Boba Fett in comics; First full appearance of Yoda in comics;
116
18
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
117
8
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
118
170
Darth Vader #3
 
119
83
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
120
25
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
121
28
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
122
40
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
123
149
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
124
82
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
125
149
Venom #150 (Dellotto Variant)
 
126
38
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
127
188
Despicable Deadpool #287 (Espin Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
128
6
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
129
8
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
130
122
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
131
71
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
132
15
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
133
60
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
134
45
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
135
15
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
136
94
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
137
46
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
138
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
139
99
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
140
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
141
142
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
142
43
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
143
215
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
144
169
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
145
4794
Wonder Woman #31 (Convention Edition)
 
146
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Dark Nights: Batman Who Laughs #1
 
147
426
All Star Batman #1 (Jock Variant Cover)
 
148
27
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
149
69
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
150
67
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
151
64
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
152
66
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
153
392
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
154
37
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
155
61
Redneck #1
 
156
213
Venomverse #1 (Convention Edition)
 
157
72
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
158
386
The Amazing Spider-Man #8
 
159
887
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
160
13
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
161
203
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
162
950
X-23 #1 (Limited Edition)
 
163
100
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
164
25
X-Men #138
 
165
57
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
166
20
Flash #22 (Lenticular Edition)
 
167
938
Lobo #1
 
168
68
Silver Surfer #44
 
169
457
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
170
35
Spawn #1 (Newsstand Edition)
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
171
2840
Dark Nights: Metal #3 (Mattina ""Virgin"" Edition)
 
172
69
X-Men #141
Intro into Days of Future Past story; First new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; First appearance of Rachel (Phoenix II); Death of Franklin Richards
173
49
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
174
113
X-Men #12
Origin of Professor X; First appearance of the Juggernaut; Origin of the Juggernaut.
175
67
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
176
15
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
177
134
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
178
123
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
179
81
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3
 
180
13
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
181
55
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
182
24
X-Men #135
 
183
957
Micronauts #1
First appearance of Bug as Galactic Warrior
184
48
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
185
31
NYX #4
 
186
987
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
187
48
Batman #227
Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
188
56
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
189
546
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
190
6
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
191
147
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
192
144
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
193
28
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
194
63
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
195
76
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
196
52
Batman #635
 
197
173
The Amazing Spider-Man #135
Second appearance of Punisher
198
1
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
199
412
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
200
154
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit

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