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 New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
4
4
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
5
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
6
3
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
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Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
8
12
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
9
18
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
10
3
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
11
24
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
1st appearance of Weapon H
12
8
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
13
1
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
14
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
15
1
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
16
8
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
17
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
18
1
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
19
4
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
20
15
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
21
12
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
22
227
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
23
9
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
24
6
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
25
15
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
26
3
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
27
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
28
4
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
29
1
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
30
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
31
24
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
32
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
33
28
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
34
40
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
35
6
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
36
7
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
37
12
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
38
8
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
39
6
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
40
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
41
15
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
42
6
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
43
184
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
44
27
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
45
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
46
5
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
47
28
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
48
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
49
18
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
50
19
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
51
12
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
52
6
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
53
19
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
54
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
55
51
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
56
19
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
57
20
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
58
1
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
59
280
Thanos #13
 
60
84
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
61
17
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
62
5
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
63
312
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
64
15
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
65
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
66
35
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
67
21
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
68
32
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
69
27
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
70
51
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
71
69
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
72
20
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
73
162
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
74
83
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
75
52
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
76
16
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
77
79
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
78
125
X-Men #100
Old team vs. New team; Beginning of Phoenix origin
79
71
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
80
45
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
81
43
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
82
313
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;
83
75
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
84
29
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
85
101
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
86
39
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
87
45
Batman #251
 
88
38
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
89
364
The Amazing Spider-man #795
 
90
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
91
37
Dark Nights: Batman Who Laughs #1
 
92
24
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
93
4
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
94
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
95
6
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
96
23
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
97
33
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
98
86
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
99
27
The New Gods #1
 
100
260
X-Factor #1
First appearance of Cameron Hodge

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