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
249
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
102
37
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
103
81
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
104
172
X-Men: Red #1 (Unknown Comics Edition)
 
105
29
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
106
122
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
107
138
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
108
205
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
109
96
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
110
53
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
111
6
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
112
250
X-Factor #1
First appearance of Cameron Hodge
113
63
True Believers: Amazing Fantasy Starring Spider-Man #1
 
114
15
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
115
185
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
116
49
Silver Surfer #44
 
117
125
Batman #635
 
118
40
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
119
17
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
120
59
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
121
40
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
122
747
NYX #4
 
123
92
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
124
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
125
83
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
1st Appearance of Guardians of the Galaxy
126
32
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
127
93
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
128
51
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
129
130
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
130
10
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
131
102
Ms. Marvel #18
First appearance by Mystique; Avenger crossover
132
72
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
133
5
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
134
61
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
135
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
136
143
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
137
40
The Amazing Spider-Man #18
First appearance of Ned Leeds
138
4
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
139
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
140
274
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
141
355
Y: The Last Man #1
 
142
57
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
143
6
Teen Titans #12
 
144
75
The Uncanny X-Men #211
 
145
13
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
146
189
Infinity War #1
 
147
76
The Avengers #87
Origin of The Black Panther
148
132
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
149
34
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
150
53
Despicable Deadpool #287 (Espin Lenticular Variant Leg)
 
151
18
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
152
75
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
153
36
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
154
145
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
155
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
156
102
The Avengers #2
Hulk leaves The Avengers
157
54
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
158
112
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
159
483
The Amazing Spider-Man #42
 
160
73
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
161
37
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
162
2
The Uncanny X-Men #201
First Cable as baby Nathan; First Whilce Portacio cover art on X-Men
163
285
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
164
72
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
165
812
The Thanos Quest #1
 
166
82
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
167
89
The Amazing Spider-Man #136
First appearance of Harry Osbourne as Green Goblin
168
70
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
169
132
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
170
93
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
171
220
The Avengers #144
 
172
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
173
772
The Amazing Spider-Man #33
 
174
72
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
175
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #25
First cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson
176
94
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
177
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
178
34
Batman #655
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
179
67
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
180
149
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
181
190
Booster Gold #1
First issue of self-titled series
182
96
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
183
180
Runaways #1
 
184
53
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
185
13
Strange Tales #180
 
186
75
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
187
N/A
The Amazing Spider-man #796
 
188
138
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
189
11
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
190
124
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
191
26
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
192
111
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
193
11
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
194
241
Venom #150 (Dellotto Variant)
 
195
318
The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (2nd Printing)
 
196
77
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
197
142
Howard the Duck #1
Brunner cover art; Spider-Man cross over
198
550
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
199
418
Cable #1
 
200
90
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy

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