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
1
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
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
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
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
22
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
35
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
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
40
God Country #1
 
32
15
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
33
54
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
34
4
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
35
12
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
36
5
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
37
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
38
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
39
5
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
40
93
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
41
324
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
42
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
43
25
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
44
30
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
45
40
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
46
26
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
47
17
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
48
22
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
49
1
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
50
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
51
65
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
52
5
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
53
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
54
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
55
30
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
56
53
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
57
135
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
21
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
59
10
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
60
6
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
61
21
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
62
42
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
63
10
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
64
9
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
65
14
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
66
33
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
67
24
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
68
12
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
69
364
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
70
18
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
71
20
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
72
44
Darkhawk #1
 
73
66
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
74
4
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
75
84
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
76
28
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
77
9
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
78
11
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
79
18
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
80
38
All New Wolverine #1
 
81
250
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
82
19
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
83
40
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
84
37
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
39
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
86
189
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
87
51
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
88
15
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
89
6
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
90
80
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
91
39
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
92
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
93
25
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
94
36
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
95
14
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
96
15
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
97
38
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
98
14
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
99
14
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
100
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover

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