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 New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
2
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #300
First full appearance of Venom; First issue inked by Todd McFarlane; Spider-Man's 25th anniversary issue
3
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
4
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
5
-
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
6
-
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
4
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
8
-
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
9
5
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
10
3
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
11
5
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
12
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
13
6
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
14
2
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
15
2
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
16
20
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
17
8
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
18
24
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
19
4
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
20
1
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
21
7
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
22
33
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
23
11
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
24
116
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
25
78
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
26
4
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
27
64
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
28
106
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
29
6
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
30
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
31
1
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
32
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
33
75
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
34
31
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
35
14
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
36
10
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
37
8
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
38
48
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
39
58
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
40
9
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
41
10
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
42
101
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
43
16
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
44
68
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
45
3
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
46
28
Redneck #1
 
47
40
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
48
19
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
49
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
50
17
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
51
96
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
52
5
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
53
1053
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1 (JScottCampbell.com Convention D Variant)
 
54
20
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
55
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
56
4
Marvel Spotlight #32
First appearance of Spider-Woman; Origin of Spider-Woman
57
1
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
58
15
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
59
5
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
60
23
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
61
10
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
62
27
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
63
137
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
64
3
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
65
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
66
14
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
67
43
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
68
150
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
69
20
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
70
689
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
71
21
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
72
16
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
73
11
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
74
148
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
75
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
76
59
Fantastic Four #50
 
77
81
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
78
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
79
6
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
80
17
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
81
86
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
82
142
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
83
100
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
84
89
Rick & Morty #1
 
85
216
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
86
93
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
87
12
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
88
253
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
89
63
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
90
33
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
91
7
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
92
10
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
93
62
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
94
69
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
95
108
Infinity War #1
 
96
39
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
97
4
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
98
329
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
99
33
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
100
10
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

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