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
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
8
2
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
9
2
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
10
1
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
11
17
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
12
40
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
13
5
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
111
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
6
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
19
7
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
20
13
God Country #1
 
21
274
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
22
134
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
23
3
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
24
9
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
25
7
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
26
12
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
27
16
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
28
53
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
29
36
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
30
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
31
24
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
32
10
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
33
90
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
34
364
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
35
25
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
36
14
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
37
3
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
38
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
39
914
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
40
19
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
41
33
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
42
67
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
43
26
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
44
1
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
45
69
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
46
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
47
15
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
48
24
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
49
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The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
50
27
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
51
12
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
52
4
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
53
50
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
54
18
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
55
111
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
56
121
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
57
16
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
58
304
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
59
49
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
60
41
Seven to Eternity #1
 
61
19
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
62
34
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
63
1
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
64
446
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
65
36
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
66
72
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
67
4
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
68
306
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
69
18
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
70
372
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
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
21
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
73
58
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
74
90
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
75
219
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
76
2
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
77
353
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
1st Appearance of Guardians of the Galaxy
78
50
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
79
44
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
80
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
81
35
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
82
19
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
83
2
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
84
43
Harley Quinn #1
 
85
36
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
86
20
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
87
19
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
88
6
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
89
1
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
90
151
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
91
331
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
92
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
93
178
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
94
11
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
95
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
96
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
97
130
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
98
82
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
99
182
Darth Vader #3
 
100
75
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone

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