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
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
6
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
7
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
8
37
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
9
4
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
10
10
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
11
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Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
12
3
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
13
15
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
14
56
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
15
4
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
16
9
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
17
-
Redneck #1
 
18
6
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
19
19
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
20
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
21
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
22
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
23
17
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
24
6
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
25
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
26
4
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
27
9
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
28
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
29
19
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
30
17
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
31
112
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
32
33
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
33
2
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
34
19
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
35
1
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
36
20
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
37
48
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
38
15
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
39
29
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
40
55
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
41
27
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
42
190
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
43
112
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
44
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
45
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
46
6
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
47
757
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
48
13
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
49
5
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
50
315
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
51
33
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
52
50
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
53
10
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
54
25
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
55
5
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
56
372
The Amazing Spider-Man #529
Tony Stark gives Peter new costume
57
73
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
58
80
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
59
11
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
60
102
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
61
154
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
62
7
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
63
23
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
64
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
65
487
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
66
8
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
67
11
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
68
77
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
69
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
70
1
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
71
4
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
72
4
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
73
58
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
74
23
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
75
52
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
76
80
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
77
17
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
78
12
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
79
20
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
80
136
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
81
27
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
82
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
83
37
God Country #1
 
84
1
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
85
176
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
86
43
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
87
6
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
88
34
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
89
152
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
90
1171
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
91
235
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
92
18
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
93
119
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
94
483
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
95
71
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
96
28
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
97
80
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
98
229
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
99
48
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
100
269
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man

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