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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101
5
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
102
62
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
103
686
The Amazing Spider-man #789 (Ross Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
104
7
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
105
19
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
106
5
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
107
46
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
108
73
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
109
188
Walking Dead #171
 
110
199
Darth Vader #3
 
111
68
Hero For Hire #1
First appearance of Luke Cage; Origin of Luke Cage; First appearance of Dr. Noah Burnstein; First appearance of Diamondback; First appearance of Billy Bob Rackham
112
19
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
113
341
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;
114
92
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
115
29
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
116
42
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
117
46
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
118
47
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
119
131
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
120
36
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
121
16
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
122
20
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
123
141
Venom #150 (Dellotto Variant)
 
124
70
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
125
52
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
126
35
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
127
30
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
128
114
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
129
143
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
130
3
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
131
90
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
132
73
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
133
4372
Wonder Woman #31 (Convention Edition)
 
134
447
All Star Batman #1 (Jock Variant Cover)
 
135
7
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
136
12
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
137
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
138
31
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
139
150
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
140
73
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
141
51
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
142
512
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
143
54
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
144
15
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
145
35
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
146
47
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
147
44
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
148
38
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
149
49
Redneck #1
 
150
111
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
151
147
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
152
32
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
153
216
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
154
89
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
155
30
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
156
114
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
157
20
Flash #22 (Lenticular Edition)
 
158
154
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
159
941
X-23 #1 (Limited Edition)
 
160
77
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
161
888
Lobo #1
 
162
41
Spawn #1 (Newsstand Edition)
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
163
10
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
164
505
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
165
73
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
166
841
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
167
69
Silver Surfer #44
 
168
482
The Amazing Spider-Man #8
 
169
163
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
170
107
X-Men #12
Origin of Professor X; First appearance of the Juggernaut; Origin of the Juggernaut.
171
427
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
172
40
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
173
56
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
174
1001
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
175
52
Batman #227
Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
176
184
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
177
724
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
178
78
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
179
39
Batman #635
 
180
1665
Despicable Deadpool #287 (Espin Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
181
168
The Amazing Spider-Man #135
Second appearance of Punisher
182
20
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
183
141
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
184
480
X-Force #1
 
185
188
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
186
63
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
187
1101
Micronauts #1
First appearance of Bug as Galactic Warrior
188
3
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
189
12
X-Men #138
 
190
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
191
88
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
192
164
Howard the Duck #1
Brunner cover art; Spider-Man cross over
193
42
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
194
56
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
195
81
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
196
83
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
197
27
NYX #4
 
198
15
Fantastic Four #49
 
199
342
Star Wars #1 (Ross Sketch Variant)
 
200
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin

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