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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101
40
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
102
16
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
103
127
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
104
120
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
105
64
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
106
30
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
107
89
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
108
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
109
8
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
110
34
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
111
25
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
112
185
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover C)
 
113
7
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
114
37
Saga #1
First issue of titled series; First appearance of Alana, Hazel, and Marko; First appearance of The Will; First appearance of Prince Robot IV
115
193
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
116
100
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
117
78
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
118
12
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
119
86
X-Men #94
First new team in title series; Second appearance of Colossus; Second appearance of Nightcrawler; Second appearance of Storm; Second appearance of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Wolverine
120
66
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
121
45
Harley Quinn #1
 
122
65
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
123
49
The Avengers #196
 
124
224
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
125
65
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
126
36
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
127
38
Watchmen #1
First appearance of Rorschach; First appearance of Adrian Veidt; First appearance of Doctor Manhattan; First appearance of Daniel Dreiberg; First appearance of Edward Blake; First appearance of Hollis Mason; First appearance of Laurel Juspeczyk; Death of
128
1
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
129
98
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
130
427
Venom #1 (Dell'Otto)
 
131
39
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
132
43
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
133
75
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
134
9
Batman #635
 
135
110
Star Wars #4
Part 4 of 6 to A New Hope movie adaptation; Obi-Wan Darth Vader battle
136
146
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
137
115
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
138
22
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
139
23
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
140
30
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
141
217
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1
First issue of series
142
645
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
143
79
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
144
826
The Defenders #28
First appearance of Starhawk
145
112
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
First appearance of Mysterio
146
89
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
147
59
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
148
42
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
149
98
Batman #497 (Newstand Variant Cover)
 
150
43
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
151
517
Archer & Armstrong #0
First appearance of Archer & Armstrong; Origin of Archer and Armstrong; First appearance of Mahmud
152
208
The Walking Dead #92
First appearance of Paul "Jesus" Monroe
153
44
Dc Universe Rebirth #1
 
154
172
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
155
64
Star Wars #42
Part 4 to Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation; First appearance of Boba Fett in comics; First full appearance of Yoda in comics;
156
81
Guardians Of Knowhere #1 (Guilloy Gwenom Variant)
 
157
211
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
158
18
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
159
2
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
160
140
Invincible Iron Man #7
 
161
258
The Walking Dead #100 (McFarlane Cover)
 
162
9
Daredevil #158
 
163
40
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
164
52
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
165
63
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
166
1
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
167
21
The Uncanny X-Men #201
First Cable as baby Nathan; First Whilce Portacio cover art on X-Men
168
97
The Uncanny X-Men #213
Wolverine battles Sabretooth
169
511
Wonder Woman #1
 
170
457
Batman #1 (Aspen Comics Edition)
 
171
301
X-O Manowar #1
 
172
138
NYX #4
 
173
307
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
174
382
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
175
129
The Walking Dead #53
First appearance of Eugene; First appearance of Abraham; First appearance of Rosita;
176
38
The Walking Dead #127
 
177
78
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
178
64
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
179
27
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1
Iron Man story by Colan and Craig continues from Tales of Suspense #99 & continues in Iron Man #1; Sub-Mariner story by Colan continues from Tales of Astonish #101 & Sum-Mariner #1; Colan and Craig cover; Pre-dates Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1
180
1
Legends #3
First appearance of 2nd incarnation of Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster
181
144
Suicide Squad #1
First issue to very first titled series; First appearance of Briscoe; First appearance of Jihad; First appearance of Ravan; First appearance of Jaculi
182
497
Marvel Graphic Novel #4
First appearance of New Mutants team; First appearance of Cannonball; First appearance of Wolfsbane; First appearance of Sunspot; First appearance of Psyche
183
78
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
184
1
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
185
1524
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
186
90
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
187
904
The Amazing Spider-Man #8
 
188
1
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
189
384
Spider-Man 2099 #1
 
190
193
Venom #1 (Scorpion Comics Negative Edition)
 
191
50
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
192
207
The Incredible Hulk #1
First appearance of Hulk (Bruce Banner); Origin of Hulk; First appearance of Betty Ross; First appearance of Rick Jones; First appearance of General Thunderbolt Ross
193
96
Daredevil #183
Daredevil vs. Punisher
194
320
Machine Man #1
 
195
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
196
20
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
197
3
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
198
55
The Walking Dead #3
First appearance of Allen; First appearance of Amy; First appearance of Andrea; First appearance of Carol; First appearance of Sophia; First appearance of Dale; First appearance of Donna; First appearance of Billy; First appearance of Jim & Ben
199
257
Now! Hulk #1 (Hall of Comics Variant)
 
200
49
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 

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