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
4
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
1
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
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
10
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
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
22
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
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
26
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
1
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
26
37
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
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
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
29
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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
2
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
33
41
God Country #1
 
34
55
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
35
11
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
36
7
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
37
8
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
38
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
39
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
40
21
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
41
27
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
42
81
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
43
363
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
44
38
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
40
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
46
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
47
68
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
48
10
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
49
23
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
50
16
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
51
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
52
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
53
54
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
54
1
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
55
14
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
56
72
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
57
137
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
58
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
59
34
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
60
24
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
61
10
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
62
46
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
63
22
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
64
8
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
65
18
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
66
28
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
67
312
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
68
36
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
69
12
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
70
15
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
71
29
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
72
27
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
73
25
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
74
10
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
75
47
Darkhawk #1
 
76
3
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
77
10
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
78
63
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
79
73
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
80
40
All New Wolverine #1
 
81
235
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
82
17
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
83
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
84
41
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
85
18
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
86
28
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
87
9
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
88
27
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
89
27
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
90
2
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
91
6
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
92
85
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
93
36
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
94
57
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
95
48
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
96
202
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
97
27
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
98
44
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
99
28
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
100
156
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl

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