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
4
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
9
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Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
10
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
11
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
12
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The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
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
18
Seven to Eternity #1
 
18
3
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
19
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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
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
24
13
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
25
22
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
26
4
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
27
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
28
34
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
29
1
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
30
6
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
31
14
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
32
37
God Country #1
 
33
1
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
34
47
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
35
12
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
36
8
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
37
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
38
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
39
29
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
40
23
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
41
85
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
42
2
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
43
381
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
44
30
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
62
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
46
40
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
47
19
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
48
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
49
21
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
50
24
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
51
6
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
52
27
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
53
5
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
54
18
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
55
76
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
56
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
57
4
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
58
120
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
59
35
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
60
10
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
61
43
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
62
20
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
63
37
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
64
50
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
65
9
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
66
24
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
67
31
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
68
13
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
69
90
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
70
42
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
71
4
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
72
25
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
73
10
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
74
22
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
75
313
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
76
35
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
77
11
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
78
67
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
79
52
Darkhawk #1
 
80
230
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
81
38
All New Wolverine #1
 
82
18
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
83
37
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
84
31
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
85
18
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
86
44
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
87
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
88
29
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
89
29
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
90
53
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
91
12
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
92
260
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
93
29
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
94
23
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
95
8
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
96
68
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
97
11
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
98
18
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
99
156
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
100
131
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers

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