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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101
55
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
102
80
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
103
83
NYX #4
 
104
46
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
105
5
X-Men #94
First new team in title series; Second appearance of Colossus; Second appearance of Nightcrawler; Second appearance of Storm; Second appearance of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Wolverine
106
N/A
Redneck #1
 
107
144
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
108
81
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
109
8
The Defenders #28
First appearance of Starhawk
110
175
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
111
30
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
112
56
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
113
58
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
114
6
Batman #635
 
115
46
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
116
57
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
117
39
X-Men #129
First appearance of Kitty Pryde; First appearance of Emma Frost; First appearance of Sebastian Shaw;First appearance of the Hellfire Club; Dark Phoenix Saga begins
118
4
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
119
42
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
120
34
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
121
605
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
122
274
Avengers, The #257
 
123
71
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
124
25
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
125
192
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
126
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
127
77
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
128
40
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
129
109
Batman #1
 
130
311
Runaways #1
 
131
26
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
132
493
Revival #1
First issue of titled series; First appearance of Dana Cypress; First appearance of Em Cypress; First appearance of Sheriff Wayne Cypress; First appearance of May Tao; First appearance of Ibrahaim Ramin; First appearance of Cooper Cypress
133
98
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
134
299
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
135
68
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
136
283
X-Men #135
 
137
N/A
Batman #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
138
390
The Avengers #112
 
139
79
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
140
72
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
141
96
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
142
53
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
143
607
Fantastic Four #13
 
144
2
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
145
54
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
146
156
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
147
108
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
148
294
X-Men #125
 
149
163
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
150
586
Deadpool #28 (Lopez Venomized Variant)
 
151
56
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
152
57
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
153
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
154
83
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
155
81
Walking Dead #154
 
156
74
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
157
3
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
158
128
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
159
38
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
160
303
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
First issue to first titled series
161
119
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
162
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
163
107
Strange Tales #178
 
164
21
Strange Tales #110
First appearance of Doctor Strange; First appearance of the Ancient One; First appearance of Wong (not named); First appearance of Nightmare; First appearance of Dreamstalker
165
148
Strange Tales #180
 
166
128
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
167
130
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
168
66
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
169
94
All New Wolverine #1
 
170
2
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1
Second appearance of Harley Quinn in comics; First origin of Harley Quinn in comics
171
101
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
172
212
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
 
173
210
Deadpool Back in Black #1 (KRS Comics Edition)
 
174
300
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
175
59
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
176
693
Tales of Suspense #52
First appearance of Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff); First appearance of Boris Turgenov; Death of Anton Vanko; Death of Boris Turgenov
177
134
X-Factor #1
First appearance of Cameron Hodge
178
42
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
179
363
Transformers #1
First issue in series
180
246
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
181
368
Infinity War #1
 
182
322
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
183
65
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
184
2592
Fantastic Four #66
Origin of HIM begins
185
15
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
186
109
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
187
176
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
188
105
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
189
227
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
190
46
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
191
323
The Champions #1
The origin of The Champions; First appearance of The Champions
192
78
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
193
209
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
194
84
Ms. Marvel #18
First appearance by Mystique; Avenger crossover
195
815
Fantastic Four #49
 
196
87
Thor #132
First appearance of Ego
197
4
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
198
610
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
199
58
Hulk #1 (Hall of Comics Deadpool Special Sketch)
 
200
21
Fantastic Four #1
First appearance of Fantastic Four; First comic published under Marvel name; First appearance of Mole Man; Origin of Fantastic Four

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