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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201
46
Strange Tales #110
First appearance of Doctor Strange; First appearance of the Ancient One; First appearance of Wong (not named); First appearance of Nightmare; First appearance of Dreamstalker
202
121
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
203
33
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
204
53
The Amazing Spider-Man #328
 
205
10
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
206
226
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
207
249
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
208
210
X-O Manowar #1
 
209
74
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
210
87
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
211
53
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
212
328
The Amazing Spider-Man #162
First appearance of Jigsaw; First appearance of Dr. Marla Madison
213
76
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
214
128
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;
215
845
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 (Miller Variant Cover)
 
216
625
Archer & Armstrong #0
First appearance of Archer & Armstrong; Origin of Archer and Armstrong; First appearance of Mahmud
217
81
Harley Quinn #1 (Aspen Comics Edition)
 
218
44
The Amazing Spider-Man #365
30th anniversary issue; First appearance of Spider-Man 2099
219
273
The Avengers #181
 
220
25
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
221
49
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
222
68
Silver Surfer #44
 
223
156
Batman #1
 
224
455
The Walking Dead #150 (Retailer Appreciation Cover F)
 
225
500
Batman #655 (Kubert Variant Cover)
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
226
45
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
227
22
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
228
40
The Walking Dead #6
Death of Jim; Death of Shane
229
44
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
230
27
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
231
18
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
232
1275
Shazam! #28
Second ever appearance of Black Adam; First Black Adam in DC Comics
233
1077
The Amazing Spider-Man #315
 
234
708
Walking Dead #156
 
235
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
 
236
271
The Amazing Spider-Man #56
First appearance of Captain George Stacy
237
551
Seven To Eternity #1 (Cover B Moore)
 
238
39
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
239
408
Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor; First appearance of Donald Blake; First appearance of the Kronans; First appearance of Mjolnir
240
643
The Walking Dead #132
 
241
10
The Amazing Spider-man #15 (J. Scott Campbell Edition)
 
242
1072
Batman #227
 
243
11
Ghost In The Shell #1
 
244
1471
Venom #3 (Campbell Variant)
 
245
1709
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
Fifth appearance of TMNT; Third appearance of April O'Neil; Second appearance of Foot Clan
246
516
Thor #132
First appearance of Ego
247
1086
Marvel Premiere #28
 
248
993
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
249
N/A
Pro, The
 
250
752
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 (2nd Printing)
 
251
412
X-Men #119
 
252
727
Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (Comic Bug Cover CBC)
 
253
161
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
First issue to first titled series
254
395
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
255
323
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
256
102
Batman #608 (2nd Printing)
 
257
166
Crisis on Infinite Earths #8
 
258
585
The Amazing Spider-Man #569 (Variant Edition)
 
259
229
Suicide Squad Rebirth #1
 
260
1502
Journey into Mystery #102
First appearance of Sif; First appearance of Hela; Tales of Asgard continued
261
89
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
First appearance of Electro
262
86
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
263
152
The Walking Dead #100 (Silvestri Cover)
 
264
82
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
265
343
The Amazing Spider-Man #62
 
266
455
X-Men #112
 
267
145
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
268
79
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
269
40
Marvel Super-Heroes #8
First appearance of Squirrel Girl
270
95
Thor #1
 
271
175
Batman Rebirth #1
 
272
195
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
273
450
Machine Man #1
 
274
379
The Uncanny X-Men #248
 
275
102
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
276
174
Darth Vader #3
 
277
46
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
278
15
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
279
531
The Amazing Spider-Man #306
 
280
25
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
281
760
The Walking Dead #97
 
282
786
Spider-Man #1 (Platinum Edition)
 
283
60
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
284
1039
Fantastic Four #1
First appearance of Fantastic Four; First comic published under Marvel name; First appearance of Mole Man; Origin of Fantastic Four
285
135
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
286
167
Iron Man #2
Second issue of Iron Man titled series; First appearance of Demolisher; Death of Demolisher; First appearance of Janice Cord
287
23
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
 
288
N/A
Old Guard #1
 
289
168
Dark Knight Iii Master Race #1 (Lee Variant Cover)
 
290
50
The New Mutants #18
First appearance of Warlock
291
538
Bloodshot #6
First appearance of Ninjak; First appearance of Colin King
292
58
Star Wars #1
First issue in series
293
612
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
294
512
The Amazing Spider-Man #200
 
295
8
Star Wars #107
Last issue to Marvel Comics series; Low distribution
296
1005
Hawkman #4
First appearance of Zatanna; Origin of Zatanna
297
276
Strange Tales #178
 
298
360
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
299
361
Swamp Thing #9
 
300
224
X-Men #1
First Appearance of Cyclops; First Appearance of Beast, First Appearance of Angel; First Appearance of Marvel Girl; First Appearance of Iceman; First Appearance of Magneto; First Appearance of Professor X; First X-Men comic issue

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