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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1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
2
1
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
14
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
4
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
5
-
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
6
-
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
8
1
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
5
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
10
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
11
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
12
1
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
13
6
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
14
4
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
15
14
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
16
8
Redneck #1
 
17
19
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
18
7
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
19
56
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
20
2
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
21
5
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
22
17
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
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
66
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
25
3
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
26
18
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
27
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
28
20
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
29
4
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
30
12
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
31
19
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
32
12
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
33
27
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
34
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
35
4
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
36
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
37
50
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
38
175
X-Men #141
Intro into Days of Future Past story; First new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; First appearance of Rachel (Phoenix II); Death of Franklin Richards
39
5
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
40
225
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
41
56
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
42
19
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
43
6
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
44
9
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
45
110
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
46
13
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
47
32
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
48
7
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
49
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
50
20
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
51
20
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
52
12
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
53
97
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
54
-
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
55
-
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
56
37
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
57
74
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
58
19
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
59
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
60
9
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
61
34
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
62
30
God Country #1
 
63
41
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
64
27
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
65
38
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
66
13
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
67
155
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
68
22
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
69
5
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
70
147
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
71
80
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
72
4
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
73
59
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
74
40
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
75
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
76
8
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
77
1
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
78
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
79
75
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
80
35
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
81
39
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
82
39
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
83
19
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
84
90
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
85
122
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
86
9
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
87
2
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
88
64
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
89
11
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
90
331
The New Gods #7
 
91
25
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
92
20
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
93
11
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
94
43
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
95
45
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
96
34
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
97
13
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
98
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
99
65
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
100
20
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion

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