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
-
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
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
17
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
11
46
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
12
1
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
13
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
14
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
15
135
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
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
4
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
18
6
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
19
14
God Country #1
 
20
3
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
21
260
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
22
121
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
23
5
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
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
18
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
27
28
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
28
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
29
8
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
30
15
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
31
30
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
41
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
33
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
34
956
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
35
23
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
36
4
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
37
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
38
70
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
39
29
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
40
308
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
41
10
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
42
22
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
43
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
44
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
45
17
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
46
3
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
47
113
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
48
62
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
49
62
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
50
14
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
51
9
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
52
14
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
53
3
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
54
243
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
55
43
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
56
4
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
57
17
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
58
9
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
59
7
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
60
132
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
61
417
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
62
36
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
63
327
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
64
1
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
65
6
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
66
32
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
67
81
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
68
7
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
69
289
Marvel Super-Heroes #18
 
70
423
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
71
28
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
72
63
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
73
29
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
74
39
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
75
176
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
76
51
Harley Quinn #1
 
77
6
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
78
29
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
79
41
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
80
18
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
81
38
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
82
77
Marvel Preview #4
First appearance of Star-Lord
83
3
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
84
133
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
85
8
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
86
419
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
87
10
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
88
69
Seven To Eternity #1
 
89
16
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
90
27
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
91
153
Darth Vader #3
 
92
76
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
93
190
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
94
267
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
95
73
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
96
40
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
97
80
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
98
25
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
99
43
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
100
2
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

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