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
12
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
63
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
19
6
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
20
2
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
21
5
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
22
18
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
65
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
4
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
20
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
28
5
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
29
11
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
30
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
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
13
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
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
37
3
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
38
177
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
58
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
40
56
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
41
229
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
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
15
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
45
30
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
46
4
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
47
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
48
13
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
49
16
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
50
108
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
51
21
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
52
13
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
53
94
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
2
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
56
11
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
57
33
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
58
51
Eternal Warrior #4
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
59
35
God Country #1
 
60
66
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
61
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
62
34
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
63
15
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
64
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
65
39
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
66
9
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
67
21
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
68
154
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
69
19
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
70
1
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
71
127
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
72
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
73
6
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
74
8
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
75
57
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
76
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
77
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
78
59
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
79
89
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
39
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
81
98
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
82
37
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
83
39
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
84
17
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
85
15
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
86
2
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
87
8
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
88
61
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
89
118
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
90
324
The New Gods #7
 
91
49
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
92
18
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
7
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
94
26
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
95
44
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
96
11
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
97
2
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
98
27
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
99
64
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
100
8
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series

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