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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1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
24
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
4
1
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
5
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
6
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
7
5
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
8
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
35
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
10
8
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
11
7
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
12
4
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
13
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
14
5
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
15
87
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
16
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
17
16
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
18
138
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
19
19
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
17
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
21
899
Darkhawk #1
 
22
16
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
23
63
NYX #4
 
24
59
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
25
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
26
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
27
21
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
28
8
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
29
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
30
16
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
31
14
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
32
46
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
33
18
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
34
5
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
35
5
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
36
1
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
37
13
All New Wolverine #1
 
38
84
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
39
501
Seven To Eternity #1
 
40
334
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
41
10
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
42
31
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
43
4
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
44
84
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
45
20
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
46
5
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
47
56
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
48
11
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
49
86
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
50
25
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
51
797
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
52
3
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
53
131
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
54
75
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
55
306
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
56
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
57
5
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
58
47
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
59
13
Saga #1
First issue of titled series; First appearance of Alana, Hazel, and Marko; First appearance of The Will; First appearance of Prince Robot IV
60
133
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
61
38
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
62
130
Batman #1
 
63
82
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
64
35
Darth Vader #3
 
65
340
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
66
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
67
159
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
68
145
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
69
5
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
70
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
71
158
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
72
42
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
73
34
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
74
87
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
75
447
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
76
125
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
77
592
Suicide Squad #1
 
78
7
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
79
51
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
80
N/A
God Country #1
 
81
39
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
82
76
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
83
129
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
84
41
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
85
778
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
86
23
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
87
44
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
88
116
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
89
74
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
90
37
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
91
22
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
92
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
93
105
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
94
236
Batman #386
 
95
1991
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
96
111
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
97
73
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
98
2798
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
99
19
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
100
39
Batman Rebirth #1
 

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