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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1
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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
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
6
8
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
7
-
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
8
3
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
18
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
10
-
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
11
42
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
12
3
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
13
162
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
14
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
15
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
16
1
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
17
5
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
18
14
God Country #1
 
19
4
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
298
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
21
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
22
3
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
23
130
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
24
7
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
25
17
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
26
10
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
27
24
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
28
7
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
29
94
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
13
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
31
28
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
32
719
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
33
40
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
34
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
35
28
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
36
350
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
37
17
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
38
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
39
16
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
40
8
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
41
8
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
42
113
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
43
7
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
44
55
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
45
64
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
46
18
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
47
53
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
48
312
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
49
7
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
50
72
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
51
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
52
12
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
53
17
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
54
429
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
55
314
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
56
18
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
57
5
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
58
2
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
59
33
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
60
3
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
61
9
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
62
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
63
793
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
64
175
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
65
30
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
66
3
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
67
69
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
68
65
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
69
1
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
70
20
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
71
4
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
72
49
Harley Quinn #1
 
73
38
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
74
42
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
75
305
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
76
15
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
77
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
78
39
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
79
7
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
80
22
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
81
62
Seven To Eternity #1
 
82
77
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
83
68
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
84
194
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
85
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
86
136
Darth Vader #3
 
87
9
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
88
361
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
89
412
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
90
115
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
91
13
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
92
48
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
93
54
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
94
158
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
95
5
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
96
133
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
97
N/A
Redneck #1
 
98
44
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
99
10
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
100
26
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus

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