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
72
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
102
28
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
103
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
104
24
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
105
14
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
106
6
Batman #635
 
107
13
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
108
67
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
109
31
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
110
53
NYX #4
 
111
506
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
112
271
Avengers, The #257
 
113
29
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
114
575
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
115
76
Batman #1
 
116
326
Runaways #1
 
117
10
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
118
78
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
119
79
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
120
205
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
121
359
The Avengers #112
 
122
7
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
123
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
124
35
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
125
241
X-Men #135
 
126
254
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
127
84
Walking Dead #154
 
128
51
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
129
63
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
130
24
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
131
85
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
132
N/A
Batman #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
133
398
Deadpool #28 (Lopez Venomized Variant)
 
134
51
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
135
36
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
136
5
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
137
70
All New Wolverine #1
 
138
108
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
139
108
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
140
14
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1
Second appearance of Harley Quinn in comics; First origin of Harley Quinn in comics
141
194
Strange Tales #180
 
142
24
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
143
297
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
First issue to first titled series
144
43
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
145
63
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
146
46
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
147
69
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
148
22
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
149
211
Deadpool Back in Black #1 (KRS Comics Edition)
 
150
244
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
 
151
123
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
152
1389
Fantastic Four #66
Origin of HIM begins
153
55
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
154
59
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
155
261
Transformers #1
First issue in series
156
275
X-Men #125
 
157
70
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
158
309
Infinity War #1
 
159
279
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
160
187
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
161
101
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
162
142
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
163
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
164
19
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
165
143
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
166
12
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
167
409
Fantastic Four #13
 
168
180
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
169
76
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
170
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
171
28
Watchmen #1
First appearance of Rorschach; First appearance of Adrian Veidt; First appearance of Doctor Manhattan; First appearance of Daniel Dreiberg; First appearance of Edward Blake; First appearance of Hollis Mason; First appearance of Laurel Juspeczyk; Death of
172
13
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
173
95
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
174
79
The Walking Dead #100 (2nd Printing)
 
175
29
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
176
199
X-Factor #1
First appearance of Cameron Hodge
177
126
Strange Tales #178
 
178
36
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
179
154
Seven To Eternity #1 (Cover B Moore)
 
180
70
Batman Rebirth #1
 
181
187
All-New Wolverine #1 (Cargo Hold Sketch Edition)
 
182
68
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
183
95
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
184
220
Wonder Woman #50 (Convention Photo Edition)
 
185
114
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
186
344
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
187
74
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
188
32
Amazing Spider-man #15
 
189
166
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
190
53
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
191
44
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
192
90
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
193
676
Tales of Suspense #52
First appearance of Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff); First appearance of Boris Turgenov; Death of Anton Vanko; Death of Boris Turgenov
194
145
DC Comics Presents #47
 
195
643
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
196
12
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
197
87
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
198
731
Fantastic Four #49
 
199
120
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
200
80
Now! Hulk #1 (Hall of Comics Deadpool Special Sketch)
 

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