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
60
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
202
325
Flash #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
203
115
The New Gods #1
 
204
92
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
205
109
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
206
220
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
207
113
Captain America Annual #8
 
208
21
NYX #4
 
209
5
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
210
133
Spider-Gwen #1
First issue of titled series
211
41
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
212
63
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
213
85
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
214
281
Suicide Squad #1 (Variant Cover)
 
215
549
Batman #22 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
216
298
Action Comics #252
First appearance of Supergirl; First appearance of Metallo; Death of Metallo
217
696
Batman #227
Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
218
4
The Incredible Hulk #449
 
219
349
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
220
284
Gotham City Sirens #1
 
221
121
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
222
103
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
223
1704
X-Men #56
 
224
261
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
225
34
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
226
69
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Street Clothes Variant)
 
227
59
Batman Rebirth #1
 
228
382
Captain Marvel #26
Cameo appearance of Thanos; First Thanos on cover
229
228
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
230
563
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
231
52
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
232
119
Darth Vader #3
 
233
38
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
234
36
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
235
120
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
236
180
Preacher #2
First appearance of Arseface; First appearance of Agent Dinnings
237
120
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
238
98
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
239
139
Batman #497 (Newstand Variant Cover)
 
240
11
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
241
192
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
242
26
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
243
195
X-Men #96
 
244
61
The New Mutants Annual #2
First US appearance of Psylocke
245
17
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
246
1917
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
247
347
Harley Quinn #1 (Legacy Edition Edition)
 
248
105
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
249
279
Daredevil #4
First appearance of The Purple Man
250
289
The Amazing Spider-Man #59
First appearance of Brainwasher; First appearance of Mary Jane Watson on cover
251
510
Batman #1 (Batman Day Special Edition)
 
252
707
X-Men #10
First appearance of Ka-Zar; First appearance of Zabu
253
229
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
254
30
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
255
158
The Amazing Spider-Man #64
 
256
231
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
257
110
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
258
536
Preacher #13
First appearance of Herr Starr; First appearance of Featherstone; First appearance of Pouissin; First Jesus DeSade; First appearance of Hoover
259
412
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
260
182
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
261
88
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
262
N/A
X-O Manowar #1
 
263
442
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
264
216
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
265
51
The New Gods #7
 
266
99
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
267
36
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
268
5
X-Men #138
 
269
96
Elektra #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
270
24
The Amazing Spider-Man #601
 
271
92
The Walking Dead #5
Death of Amy
272
51
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
First appearance of the Sinister Six
273
N/A
Venom #150 (Young Variant)
 
274
37
Transformers #1
First issue in series
275
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #11
 
276
589
Suicide Squad #1
 
277
3
Infinity War #1
 
278
44
Iron Man #128
Classic Tony Stark Alcoholism Cover
279
4
Silver Surfer #34
Jim Starlin scripts begin; Thanos resurrected; First Jim Starlin/Ron Lim creative work
280
79
The Walking Dead #4
 
281
11
Star Wars #1
First issue in series
282
232
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
283
83
Silver Surfer #44
 
284
100
All New Wolverine #1
 
285
287
The Avengers #112
 
286
29
Fantastic Four #50
 
287
48
Tales of Suspense #59
First silver age Captain America solo story; First appearance of Jarvis
288
9556
The Amazing Spider-Man #347
 
289
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
290
335
Batman #655
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
291
2526
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
292
123
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
293
170
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
294
1006
Fantastic Four Annual #1
First Fantastic Four annual; First appearance of Warlord Krang; First Silver Age appearance of Lady Dorma
295
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #16
 
296
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
297
1941
The Avengers #96
 
298
140
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
299
217
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
300
244
The Amazing Spider-Man #38
Last Steve Ditko art on Spider-Man

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