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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630
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
202
16
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
203
134
The New Gods #1
 
204
138
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
205
34
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
206
319
Gotham City Sirens #1
 
207
449
Captain Marvel #26
Cameo appearance of Thanos; First Thanos on cover
208
235
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
209
81
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
210
62
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
211
442
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
212
280
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
213
304
Suicide Squad #1 (Variant Cover)
 
214
1
NYX #4
 
215
585
Batman #22 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
216
13
The Incredible Hulk #449
 
217
139
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
218
19
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
219
25
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
220
74
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
221
76
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
222
2546
X-Men #56
 
223
53
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Street Clothes Variant)
 
224
110
Darth Vader #3
 
225
110
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
226
108
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
227
107
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
228
967
Ultimate Spider-Man #1
First issue in series
229
215
Action Comics #252
First appearance of Supergirl; First appearance of Metallo; Death of Metallo
230
504
Batman #227
 
231
119
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
232
138
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
233
116
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
234
143
Preacher #2
First appearance of Arseface; First appearance of Agent Dinnings
235
88
Captain America Annual #8
 
236
118
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
237
848
X-Men #10
First appearance of Ka-Zar; First appearance of Zabu
238
274
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
239
112
Elektra #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
240
163
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
241
N/A
X-O Manowar #1
 
242
62
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
243
345
The Amazing Spider-Man #59
First appearance of Brainwasher; First appearance of Mary Jane Watson on cover
244
154
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
245
313
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
246
94
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
247
194
Daredevil #4
First appearance of The Purple Man
248
268
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
249
376
Harley Quinn #1 (Legacy Edition Edition)
 
250
470
Batman #1 (Batman Day Special Edition)
 
251
33
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
252
97
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
253
31
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
254
210
X-Men #96
 
255
77
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
256
147
Batman #497 (Newstand Variant Cover)
 
257
21
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
258
110
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
259
164
The Amazing Spider-Man #64
 
260
274
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
261
58
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
262
7
X-Men #138
 
263
2655
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
264
653
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
265
57
The New Gods #7
 
266
33
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
267
530
Preacher #13
First appearance of Herr Starr; First appearance of Featherstone; First appearance of Pouissin; First Jesus DeSade; First appearance of Hoover
268
1
Fantastic Four #50
 
269
352
Batman #655
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
270
N/A
Venom #150 (Young Variant)
 
271
400
X-Men #139
Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men
272
38
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
273
142
X-Men Annual #14
First cameo appearance of Gambit
274
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #601
 
275
279
The Avengers #112
 
276
126
The Amazing Spider-Man #9
First appearance of Electro
277
70
Micronauts #1
First appearance of Bug as Galactic Warrior
278
80
Fantastic Four #49
 
279
72
X-Factor #5
First cameo of Apocalypse
280
374
Daredevil #3
First appearance of The Owl
281
136
The Walking Dead #4
 
282
72
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
283
119
All New Wolverine #1
 
284
229
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
285
10
Infinity War #1
 
286
45
Iron Man #128
Classic Tony Stark Alcoholism Cover
287
41
Silver Surfer #34
Jim Starlin scripts begin; Thanos resurrected; First Jim Starlin/Ron Lim creative work
288
2702
The Amazing Spider-Man #347
 
289
108
Catwoman #51
 
290
66
Silver Surfer #44
 
291
163
The Amazing Spider-Man #21
 
292
228
The Eternals #1
First appearance of The Eternals
293
506
Suicide Squad #1
 
294
3
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
295
64
Transformers #1
First issue in series
296
45
Tales of Suspense #59
First silver age Captain America solo story; First appearance of Jarvis
297
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #11
 
298
187
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
299
33
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
First appearance of the Sinister Six
300
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 

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