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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101
3
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
102
293
The Amazing Spider-Man #31
First appearance of Gwen Stacy & Harry Osbourne
103
332
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
104
43
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
105
10
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
106
20
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
107
N/A
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Campbell Edition D)
 
108
153
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
109
324
All New Wolverine #1
 
110
70
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
111
4
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
112
218
Marvel Premiere #1
Origin of Adam Warlock; First appearance as Warlock
113
192
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
114
2
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
115
303
Batman #22 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
116
69
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
117
1100
Spawn #1 25th Anniversary Directors Cut #1 (Cover C Mcfarlane)
 
118
67
Flash #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
119
372
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
120
1
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
121
83
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
122
135
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
123
367
The Defenders #1
First issue to self-titles series; First appearance of Necrodamus; Fourth appearance Defenders
124
172
Darth Vader #3
 
125
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
126
38
Harley Quinn #1
 
127
17
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
128
30
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
129
213
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
130
3
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
131
8
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
132
6
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
133
49
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
134
14
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
135
193
The Amazing Spider-Man #312
 
136
316
John Byrne's Next Men #21
 
137
64
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
138
84
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
139
39
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
140
435
Fantastic Four #49
 
141
4
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
142
31
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
143
730
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
144
33
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
 
145
129
Batman #251
 
146
378
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
147
125
The New Teen Titans #1
First official New Teen Titans; Cyborg, Raven & Starfire joins; First appearance of Grant Wilson; First issue to titled series
148
54
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
149
71
Supergirl Rebirth #1 (Variant Cover)
 
150
305
The Brave and the Bold #54
First appearance of Teen Titans
151
395
Strange Tales #169
First issue to Doctor Strange first titled series
152
67
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
153
360
Star Wars #42
Part 4 to Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation; First appearance of Boba Fett in comics; First full appearance of Yoda in comics;
154
54
The Amazing Spider-Man #23
 
155
29
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
156
77
The Amazing Spider-man #25 (Campbell Desaturated in Red Variant)
 
157
150
The Amazing Spider-Man #135
Second appearance of Punisher
158
87
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
159
323
The Amazing Spider-Man #200
 
160
150
Batman #357
First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
161
117
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
162
908
The Amazing Spider-Man #606
 
163
159
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
 
164
289
Ms. Marvel #18
First appearance by Mystique; Avenger crossover
165
124
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
166
90
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
167
451
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
168
35
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
169
280
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
170
305
Venom #150 (Dellotto Variant)
 
171
23
X-Men: Blue #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
172
49
Harley Quinn #1 (Variant Cover)
 
173
100
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
174
69
Wolverine #3
Death of Asano Kimura
175
15
Venom #1 (McFarlane Sketch Variant)
 
176
28
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
177
124
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
178
6
X-Men Gold #1
 
179
721
Batman #227
Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
180
52
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
181
109
Flash #22 (Lenticular Edition)
 
182
50
The Amazing Spider-Man #2
First appearance of The Vulture
183
114
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
184
14
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
185
103
The Amazing Spider-Man #15
First appearance of Kraven The Hunter
186
129
God Country #1
 
187
640
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
188
166
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
189
343
Fantastic Four #66
Origin of HIM begins
190
655
The Power of the Dark Crystal #1
 
191
37
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
192
40
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
193
91
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
194
14
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
195
198
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
196
90
The Amazing Spider-Man #47
 
197
N/A
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Campbell Edition B)
 
198
22
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
199
417
Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor; First appearance of Donald Blake; First appearance of the Kronans; First appearance of Mjolnir
200
1010
Longshot #1
 

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