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
4
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
2
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
4
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
16
24
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
17
17
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
9
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
21
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
2
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
26
36
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
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
29
3
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
1
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
32
55
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
33
10
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
34
15
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
35
37
God Country #1
 
36
7
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
37
10
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
38
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
39
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
40
42
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
41
92
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
42
31
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
43
362
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
44
26
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
45
40
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
46
24
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
47
65
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
48
7
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
49
23
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
50
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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
51
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
52
13
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
53
16
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
54
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
55
19
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
56
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
57
1
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
58
33
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
59
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
60
44
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
61
3
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
62
303
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
63
26
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
64
23
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
65
27
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
66
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
67
15
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
68
11
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
69
32
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
70
23
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
71
18
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
72
18
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
73
24
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
74
64
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
75
75
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
76
48
Darkhawk #1
 
77
6
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
78
33
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
79
7
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
80
52
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
81
39
All New Wolverine #1
 
82
274
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
83
20
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
84
25
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
85
21
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
86
29
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
87
15
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
88
36
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
89
8
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
90
194
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
91
54
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
92
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
93
19
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
94
48
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
95
18
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
96
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Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
97
17
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
98
76
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
99
45
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
100
7
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber

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