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
1
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
9
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
5
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
6
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Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
3
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
8
3
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
1
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
10
3
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
11
18
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
12
37
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
13
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
14
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
15
106
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
16
2
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
17
3
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
18
5
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
19
6
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
255
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
21
13
God Country #1
 
22
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
23
140
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
24
9
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
25
6
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
26
14
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
27
18
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
28
52
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
29
97
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
30
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
31
9
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
32
22
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
33
31
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
34
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
35
741
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
36
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
37
4
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
38
9
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
39
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
40
65
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
41
341
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
42
4
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
43
60
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
44
26
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
45
12
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
46
22
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
47
30
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
48
25
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
49
1
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
50
60
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
51
16
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
52
28
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
53
-
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
54
117
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
55
123
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
56
6
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
57
40
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
58
5
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
59
45
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
60
258
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
61
23
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
62
17
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
63
43
Seven to Eternity #1
 
64
70
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
65
24
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
66
28
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
67
62
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
68
479
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Adam Warlock joins team; Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot joins team; Gamora, Drax, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), and Mantis join team; First appearance of new Guardians of the Galaxy
69
5
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
70
19
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
71
294
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
72
363
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
73
45
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
74
78
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
75
301
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
76
49
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
77
6
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
78
42
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
79
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
80
191
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
81
37
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
82
8
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
83
18
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
84
29
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
85
38
Harley Quinn #1
 
86
42
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
87
19
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
88
23
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
89
207
Darth Vader #3
 
90
19
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
91
131
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
92
76
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
93
128
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
94
15
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
95
164
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
96
76
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
97
12
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
98
77
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
99
281
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
100
34
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series

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