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
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
1
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
8
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
2
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
36
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
12
17
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
13
3
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
107
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
16
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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
8
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
251
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
21
12
God Country #1
 
22
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
23
137
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
10
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
26
12
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
27
18
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
28
47
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
29
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
30
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
31
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
32
22
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
33
11
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
34
351
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
35
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
36
874
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
37
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
38
13
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
5
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
40
74
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
41
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
42
23
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
43
2
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
44
58
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
45
12
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
46
25
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
47
29
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
48
25
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
49
13
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
50
17
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
51
124
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
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
55
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
54
113
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
55
6
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
56
8
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
57
37
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
58
10
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
59
264
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
60
19
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
61
15
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
62
51
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
63
43
Seven to Eternity #1
 
64
36
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
65
31
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
66
59
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
67
15
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
68
386
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
73
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
70
2
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
71
32
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
72
333
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
73
358
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
74
7
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
75
304
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
1st Appearance of Guardians of the Galaxy
76
74
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
77
44
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
78
46
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
79
44
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
80
198
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
81
25
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
82
19
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
83
39
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
84
45
Harley Quinn #1
 
85
42
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
86
5
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
87
2
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
88
11
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
89
14
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
90
144
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
91
74
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
92
26
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
93
177
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
94
128
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
95
347
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
96
75
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
97
196
Darth Vader #3
 
98
3
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
99
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
100
21
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber

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