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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35
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
102
40
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
103
252
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
104
19
Darth Vader #3
 
105
279
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
106
138
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
107
28
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
108
32
Batman Rebirth #1
 
109
7
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
110
39
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
111
100
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
112
86
Batman #635
 
113
212
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
114
199
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
115
40
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
116
85
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
117
23
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
118
54
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
119
70
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
120
22
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
121
31
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
122
15
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
123
72
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
124
33
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
125
233
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
126
115
X-23 #1
 
127
56
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
128
26
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
129
27
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
130
8
Batman #43
First appearance of Mr. Bloom
131
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
132
45
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
133
18
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
134
97
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
135
186
Batman #386
 
136
98
The Walking Dead #5
Death of Amy
137
14
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
138
25
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
139
46
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
140
48
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
141
26
Harley Quinn #1 (Jim Lee Foil variant)
 
142
105
All-New Wolverine #1 (Cargo Hold Sketch Edition)
 
143
8
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
144
60
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
145
244
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
146
53
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
147
296
Batman #1 (Variant Cover)
 
148
81
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
149
104
The Batman Adventures #12 (Special Convention Edition)
 
150
410
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
151
161
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
152
3
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
153
8
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
154
26
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
155
105
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
156
41
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
157
348
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
158
340
Strange Tales #180
 
159
768
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
160
109
Booster Gold #1
First issue of self-titled series
161
159
Batman #423
 
162
251
Daredevil #158
 
163
7128
X-Men #117
 
164
200
The Uncanny X-Men #201
First Cable as baby Nathan; First Whilce Portacio cover art on X-Men
165
67
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
166
195
X-Men #140
 
167
169
The Walking Dead #100 (Chromium Edition)
 
168
2
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
169
45
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
170
62
The Walking Dead #7
First appearance of Tyreese; First appearance of Julie; First appearance of Chris; Lori reveals she is pregnant
171
8
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
172
44
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
173
52
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
174
1357
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
175
25
The Avengers #196
 
176
50
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
177
110
Legends #3
First appearance of 2nd incarnation of Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster
178
105
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
179
16
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
180
16
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
181
71
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
182
12
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
183
2153
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
184
106
DC Comics Presents #47
 
185
131
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
186
34
The Walking Dead #4
 
187
76
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
188
71
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
189
90
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
190
152
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;
191
48
The Walking Dead #127
 
192
4
The Walking Dead #9
First appearance of Otis; Death of Donna
193
150
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
194
400
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
195
2
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
196
71
The Amazing Spider-man #15 (J. Scott Campbell Edition)
 
197
132
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
198
1118
Thor #1
 
199
919
Star Wars #68
Re-intro Boba Fett
200
18
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series

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