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
24
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
102
67
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
103
32
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
104
26
Batman Rebirth #1
 
105
42
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
106
213
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
107
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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
108
20
Darth Vader #3
 
109
75
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
110
31
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
111
355
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
112
201
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
113
63
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
114
39
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
115
89
Batman #635
 
116
35
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
117
25
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
118
84
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
119
197
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
120
93
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
121
14
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
122
66
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
123
189
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
124
63
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
125
1
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
126
208
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
127
135
X-23 #1
 
128
38
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
129
1
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
130
226
Batman #386
 
131
47
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
132
167
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
133
91
The Walking Dead #5
Death of Amy
134
33
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
135
30
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
136
19
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
137
51
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
138
6
Batman #43
First appearance of Mr. Bloom
139
1
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
140
99
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
141
55
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
142
281
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
143
7
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
144
51
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
145
40
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
146
229
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
147
3
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
148
3
Harley Quinn #1 (Jim Lee Foil variant)
 
149
180
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
150
131
All-New Wolverine #1 (Cargo Hold Sketch Edition)
 
151
279
Batman #1 (Variant Cover)
 
152
109
The Batman Adventures #12 (Special Convention Edition)
 
153
64
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
154
596
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
155
7
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
156
86
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
157
314
X-Men #140
 
158
45
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
159
321
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
160
132
Booster Gold #1
First issue of self-titled series
161
170
Daredevil #158
 
162
8233
X-Men #117
 
163
19
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
164
30
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
165
190
Batman #423
 
166
203
The Walking Dead #100 (Chromium Edition)
 
167
53
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
168
83
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
169
115
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
170
62
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
171
196
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
172
350
Strange Tales #180
 
173
1148
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
174
40
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
175
2464
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
176
56
The Walking Dead #7
First appearance of Tyreese; First appearance of Julie; First appearance of Chris; Lori reveals she is pregnant
177
195
The Uncanny X-Men #201
First Cable as baby Nathan; First Whilce Portacio cover art on X-Men
178
356
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
179
96
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
180
2503
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
181
55
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
182
82
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
183
9
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
184
94
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
185
79
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
186
81
DC Comics Presents #47
 
187
6
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
188
115
Legends #3
First appearance of 2nd incarnation of Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster
189
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #46
 
190
15
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
191
17
The Avengers #196
 
192
59
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
193
146
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
194
56
The Walking Dead #4
 
195
42
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
196
163
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;
197
1219
Star Wars #68
Re-intro Boba Fett
198
126
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
199
8
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
200
57
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover

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