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
12
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
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
6
2
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
4
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
8
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
9
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
10
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
11
9
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
12
4
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
13
4
Redneck #1
 
14
4
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
15
5
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
16
9
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
17
60
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
18
23
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
19
10
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
20
15
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
21
86
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
22
9
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
23
4
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
24
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
25
2
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
26
11
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
27
13
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
28
8
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
29
124
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
30
26
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
31
3
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
32
19
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
33
3
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
34
21
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
35
3
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
36
12
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
37
3
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
38
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
39
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
40
36
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
41
48
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
42
16
God Country #1
 
43
17
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
44
8
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
45
33
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
46
13
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
47
148
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
48
44
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
49
92
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
50
120
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
51
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
52
21
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
53
164
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
54
103
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
55
16
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
56
13
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
57
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
58
14
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
59
35
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
60
25
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
61
19
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
62
12
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
63
40
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
64
22
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
65
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
66
85
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
67
18
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
68
96
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
69
51
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
70
68
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
71
12
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
72
22
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
73
28
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
74
40
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
75
24
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
76
41
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
77
31
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
78
122
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
79
23
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
80
20
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
81
98
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
82
46
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
83
85
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
84
4
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
85
28
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
86
1
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Hero Oufit Variant)
 
87
55
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
88
4
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
89
335
The New Gods #1
 
90
91
Spawn #THX (Thank You THX Retailer Appreciation Variant)
 
91
34
The Amazing Spider-Man #529
Tony Stark gives Peter new costume
92
31
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
93
135
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
94
544
The New Gods #7
 
95
9
Deadpool #1
First appearance of T-Ray; First appearance of Blind Al; First appearance of Patch; Joe Kelly run starts
96
27
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
97
27
The Amazing Spider-man #1
 
98
79
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
99
38
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
100
48
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM

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