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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The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
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The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
3
18
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
4
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The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
5
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Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
6
19
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
7
2
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
8
20
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
9
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
10
7
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
11
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
12
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
13
3
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
14
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Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
15
3
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
16
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
17
10
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
1st appearance of Weapon H
18
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
19
27
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
21
1
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
22
8
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
23
27
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
24
51
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
25
34
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
26
12
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
27
1
Giant-Size X-Men #1
First appearance of Colossus; First appearance of Storm; First appearance of Nightcrawler; First appearance of Thunderbird; First appearance of new X-Men; Second appearance of Wolverine; First Wolverine in X-Men team
28
4
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
29
39
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
30
32
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
31
1
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
32
77
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
33
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
34
26
Iron Man #55
First appearance of Thanos; First appearance of Drax the Destroyer; First appearance of Starfox; First appearance of Kronos; First appearance of Mentor
35
36
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
36
128
Batman Who Laughs #1
 
37
24
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
38
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
39
21
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
40
72
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
41
10
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
42
15
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
43
29
X-Men #94
First new team in title series; Second appearance of Colossus; Second appearance of Nightcrawler; Second appearance of Storm; Second appearance of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Wolverine
44
7
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
45
5
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
46
219
Fantastic Four #53
 
47
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
48
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
49
10
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
50
30
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
51
55
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
52
24
X-Men #129
First appearance of Kitty Pryde; First appearance of Emma Frost; First appearance of Sebastian Shaw;First appearance of the Hellfire Club; Dark Phoenix Saga begins
53
30
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
54
42
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
55
26
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
56
128
Despicable Deadpool #287 (Espin Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
57
1
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
58
50
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
59
25
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
60
43
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
61
68
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
62
77
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
63
14
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
64
13
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
65
56
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
66
12
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
67
22
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
68
35
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
69
75
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
70
4
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
71
27
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
72
7
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
73
109
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
74
32
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
75
144
Batman #251
 
76
15
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
77
34
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
78
23
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
79
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
80
760
The Uncanny X-Men #143
Last John Byrne issue
81
36
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
82
148
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
83
43
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
84
17
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
85
2
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
86
110
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
87
62
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
88
6
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
89
165
Darkhawk #1
 
90
33
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
91
104
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
92
21
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
93
30
Venomverse #1 (Convention Virgin Edition)
 
94
91
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
95
5
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
96
961
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
97
17
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
98
464
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
99
588
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
100
480
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 

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