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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The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
3
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
3
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
4
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
2
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
6
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
3
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
8
1
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
9
5
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
10
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
11
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The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
12
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
13
3
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
14
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
15
3
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
16
23
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
17
2
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
18
16
Seven to Eternity #1
 
19
2
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
20
11
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
21
1
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
22
2
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
23
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
24
12
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
25
26
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
26
1
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
27
24
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
28
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
29
1
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
30
6
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
31
8
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
32
14
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
33
38
God Country #1
 
34
2
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
35
50
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
36
5
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
37
7
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
38
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
39
39
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
40
90
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
41
22
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
42
382
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
43
31
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
44
32
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
45
45
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
46
11
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
47
21
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
48
2
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
49
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
50
17
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
51
22
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
52
60
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
53
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The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
54
17
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
55
30
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
56
1
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
57
49
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
58
12
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
59
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
60
62
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
61
26
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
62
19
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
63
37
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
64
12
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
65
6
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
66
28
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
67
42
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
68
28
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
69
9
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
70
14
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
71
354
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
72
64
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
73
16
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
74
19
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
75
78
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
76
48
Darkhawk #1
 
77
29
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
78
10
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
79
10
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
80
38
All New Wolverine #1
 
81
254
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
82
17
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
83
48
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
84
8
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
85
36
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
86
32
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
87
32
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
88
52
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
89
28
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
90
77
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
91
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
92
29
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
93
21
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
94
14
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
95
29
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
96
19
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
97
30
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
98
19
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
99
190
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
100
2
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber

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