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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2
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
4
4
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
5
41
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
6
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
7
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
8
4
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
9
4
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
10
8
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
11
5
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
12
5
Redneck #1
 
13
11
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
14
2
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
15
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
16
4
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
17
11
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
18
11
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
19
40
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
20
18
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
21
15
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
22
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
23
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
24
119
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
25
12
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
26
10
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
27
12
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
28
5
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
29
51
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
30
21
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
31
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
32
11
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
33
20
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
34
20
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
35
16
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
36
54
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
37
7
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
38
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
39
103
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
40
195
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
41
19
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
42
788
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
43
312
The Amazing Spider-Man #529
Tony Stark gives Peter new costume
44
383
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
45
164
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
46
2
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
47
18
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
48
20
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
49
2
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
50
11
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
51
10
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
52
7
God Country #1
 
53
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
54
10
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
55
522
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
56
1
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
57
25
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
58
17
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
59
197
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
60
922
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
61
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
62
87
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
63
11
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
64
37
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
65
555
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
66
240
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
67
19
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
68
64
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
69
25
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
70
43
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
71
13
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
72
247
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
73
150
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
74
21
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
75
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
76
7
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
77
50
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
78
9
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
79
14
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
80
10
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
81
25
X-Men Gold #1
 
82
66
Batman #1
 
83
25
Batman #1 (SDCC Foil Variant)
 
84
50
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
85
13
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
86
61
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
87
52
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
88
41
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
89
16
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
90
60
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
91
145
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
92
166
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
93
41
Harley Quinn #1
 
94
39
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
95
65
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
96
21
X-Men #1
First Appearance of Cyclops; First Appearance of Beast, First Appearance of Angel; First Appearance of Marvel Girl; First Appearance of Iceman; First Appearance of Magneto; First Appearance of Professor X; First X-Men comic issue
97
123
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
98
195
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
99
178
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
100
58
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber

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