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
4
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
7
4
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
8
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
9
1
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
10
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
11
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
12
1
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
13
23
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
14
2
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
15
23
Seven To Eternity #1
 
16
5
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
17
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
18
4
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
19
2
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
21
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
21
38
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
22
13
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
23
4
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
24
21
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
25
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
26
66
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
27
7
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
28
2
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
29
56
God Country #1
 
30
24
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
31
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
32
3
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
33
8
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
34
402
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
35
15
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
36
34
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
37
19
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
38
23
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
39
4
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
40
36
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
41
6
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
42
77
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
43
20
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
44
17
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
45
64
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
46
50
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
47
33
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
48
18
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
49
92
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
50
37
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
51
12
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
52
15
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
53
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Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
54
12
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
55
11
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
56
67
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
57
16
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
58
19
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
59
48
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
60
578
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
61
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
62
17
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
63
18
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
64
22
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
65
57
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
66
11
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
67
27
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
68
16
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
69
34
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
70
2
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
71
30
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
72
49
The New Mutants #87 (2nd Printing)
 
73
13
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
74
26
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
75
19
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
76
561
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
77
34
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
78
86
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
79
45
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
80
31
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
81
5
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
82
60
Darkhawk #1
 
83
115
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
84
6
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
85
21
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
86
23
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
87
38
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
88
41
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
89
180
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
90
25
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
91
25
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
92
1
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
93
69
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
94
36
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
95
106
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
96
13
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
97
3
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
98
15
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
99
34
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
100
63
All New Wolverine #1
 

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