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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201
50
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
202
82
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
203
117
The New Gods #1
 
204
223
Preacher #2
First appearance of Arseface; First appearance of Agent Dinnings
205
944
Ultimate Spider-Man #1
First issue in series
206
139
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
207
76
Captain America Annual #8
 
208
299
Action Comics #252
First appearance of Supergirl; First appearance of Metallo; Death of Metallo
209
681
Batman #227
Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
210
144
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
211
87
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
212
1547
X-Men #56
 
213
47
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
214
315
Gotham City Sirens #1
 
215
25
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
216
272
Suicide Squad #1 (Variant Cover)
 
217
670
Batman #22 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
218
337
The Walking Dead #3
First appearance of Allen; First appearance of Amy; First appearance of Andrea; First appearance of Carol; First appearance of Sophia; First appearance of Dale; First appearance of Donna; First appearance of Billy; First appearance of Jim & Ben
219
394
Captain Marvel #26
Cameo appearance of Thanos; First Thanos on cover
220
217
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
221
626
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
222
107
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
223
2
The Incredible Hulk #449
 
224
210
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
225
56
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
226
135
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
227
72
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Street Clothes Variant)
 
228
27
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
229
116
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
230
114
Darth Vader #3
 
231
112
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1
Iron Man story by Colan and Craig continues from Tales of Suspense #99 & continues in Iron Man #1; Sub-Mariner story by Colan continues from Tales of Astonish #101 & Sum-Mariner #1; Colan and Craig cover; Pre-dates Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1
232
24
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
233
155
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
234
106
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
235
53
Batman Rebirth #1
 
236
100
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
237
3
NYX #4
 
238
125
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
239
59
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
240
98
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
241
167
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
242
12
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
243
464
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
244
88
The New Gods #7
 
245
145
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
246
131
Elektra #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
247
293
The Amazing Spider-Man #59
First appearance of Brainwasher; First appearance of Mary Jane Watson on cover
248
778
X-Men #10
First appearance of Ka-Zar; First appearance of Zabu
249
278
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
250
50
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
251
386
Harley Quinn #1 (Legacy Edition Edition)
 
252
201
Daredevil #4
First appearance of The Purple Man
253
119
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
254
553
Preacher #13
First appearance of Herr Starr; First appearance of Featherstone; First appearance of Pouissin; First Jesus DeSade; First appearance of Hoover
255
521
Batman #1 (Batman Day Special Edition)
 
256
291
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
257
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X-O Manowar #1
 
258
215
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
259
91
The Amazing Spider-Man #64
 
260
238
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
261
2466
Marvel Comics Presents #72
Weapon X origin begins; First appearance of Weapon X Program; First appearance of Professor; First appearance of Carol Hines; First appearance of Abraham Cornelius
262
119
Batman #497 (Newstand Variant Cover)
 
263
21
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
264
44
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
265
65
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
266
2
X-Men #138
 
267
266
X-Men #96
 
268
87
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
269
26
Star Wars #1
First issue in series
270
102
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
271
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #601
 
272
1685
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
273
126
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
274
192
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
275
91
Strange Tales #178
 
276
1274
Black Goliath #1
 
277
1031
Fantastic Four Annual #1
First Fantastic Four annual; First appearance of Warlord Krang; First Silver Age appearance of Lady Dorma
278
92
All-New Wolverine #1 (J Scott Campbell Variant)
 
279
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
280
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
281
2222
The Avengers #96
 
282
57
Iron Man #128
Classic Tony Stark Alcoholism Cover
283
6
Silver Surfer #34
Jim Starlin scripts begin; Thanos resurrected; First Jim Starlin/Ron Lim creative work
284
85
The Walking Dead #4
 
285
290
The Avengers #112
 
286
315
Batman #655
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
287
96
Silver Surfer #44
 
288
109
All New Wolverine #1
 
289
239
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
290
67
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
291
69
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
292
88
Fantastic Four #49
 
293
396
X-Men #139
Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men
294
575
Suicide Squad #1
 
295
52
Tales of Suspense #59
First silver age Captain America solo story; First appearance of Jarvis
296
4562
The Amazing Spider-Man #347
 
297
141
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
First appearance of Electro
298
72
Micronauts #1
First appearance of Bug as Galactic Warrior
299
59
Infinity War #1
 
300
178
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line

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