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
8
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
102
175
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
103
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
104
N/A
Redneck #1
 
105
320
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
106
7
Batman #635
 
107
22
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
108
185
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
109
117
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
110
1
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
111
24
The Walking Dead #163 (Cover B)
 
112
N/A
#1 (Convention Edition)
 
113
34
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
114
547
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
115
243
Avengers, The #257
 
116
70
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
117
2
The Defenders #28
First appearance of Starhawk
118
71
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
119
65
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
120
72
NYX #4
 
121
400
The Avengers #112
 
122
5
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
123
33
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
124
33
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
125
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
126
40
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
127
236
Runaways #1
 
128
N/A
Batman #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
129
88
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
130
94
Batman #1
 
131
554
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
132
257
X-Men #135
 
133
274
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
134
60
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
51
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
136
461
Fantastic Four #13
 
137
13
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
138
72
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
139
47
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
140
58
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
141
81
Walking Dead #154
 
142
47
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
143
53
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
144
86
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
145
434
Deadpool #28 (Lopez Venomized Variant)
 
146
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
147
64
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
148
76
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
149
121
The Amazing Spider-Man #41
First appearance of The Rhino!
150
121
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
151
275
Strange Tales #180
 
152
160
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
153
51
The Amazing Spider-Man #4
First appearance of The Sandman
154
370
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
First issue to first titled series
155
84
All New Wolverine #1
 
156
11
God Country #1 (Cover B Zaffino)
 
157
127
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
158
236
Deadpool Back in Black #1 (KRS Comics Edition)
 
159
6
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
160
208
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
 
161
7
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1
Second appearance of Harley Quinn in comics; First origin of Harley Quinn in comics
162
105
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
163
238
X-Men #125
 
164
22
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
165
578
Tales of Suspense #52
First appearance of Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff); First appearance of Boris Turgenov; Death of Anton Vanko; Death of Boris Turgenov
166
115
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
167
11
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
168
42
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
169
117
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
170
106
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
171
3
X-Men #120
First cameo appearance of Alpha Flight
172
184
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
173
366
Infinity War #1
 
174
145
X-Factor #1
First appearance of Cameron Hodge
175
127
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
176
64
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
177
1878
Fantastic Four #66
Origin of HIM begins
178
280
The Champions #1
The origin of The Champions; First appearance of The Champions
179
108
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
180
72
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
181
354
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
182
82
Strange Tales #178
 
183
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
184
28
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
185
250
Transformers #1
First issue in series
186
43
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
187
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
First appearance of Mysterio
188
566
Action Comics #1 (1988 Reprint)
 
189
206
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
190
208
All-New Wolverine #1 (Cargo Hold Sketch Edition)
 
191
293
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
192
36
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
193
99
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
194
19
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
195
218
DC Comics Presents #47
 
196
1499
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
197
114
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
198
798
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
199
97
Harley Quinn #1
First issue to 1st Harley Quinn titled on-going series
200
60
Now! Hulk #1 (Hall of Comics Deadpool Special Sketch)
 

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