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 Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
3
2
The New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
4
8
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
5
2
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
6
-
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
7
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
8
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
9
1
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
10
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
11
2
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
12
1
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
13
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Totally Awesome Hulk #22
 
14
-
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
15
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
16
1
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
17
22
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
18
9
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
19
3
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
20
38
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
21
39
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
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
23
78
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
24
1
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
25
27
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
26
19
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
27
4
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
28
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
29
15
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
30
38
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
31
36
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
32
23
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
33
55
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
34
8
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
35
1
Redneck #1
 
36
2
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
37
54
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
38
-
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
39
40
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
40
55
Rick & Morty #1
 
41
22
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
42
71
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
43
15
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
44
84
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
45
4
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
46
14
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
47
28
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
48
21
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
49
66
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
50
25
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
51
23
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
52
37
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
53
3
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
54
2
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
55
21
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
56
36
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
57
91
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
58
6
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
59
88
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
60
27
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
61
-
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
62
29
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
63
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
64
21
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
65
25
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
66
12
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
67
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
68
44
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
69
119
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
70
4
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
71
238
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
72
30
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
73
56
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
74
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
75
118
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
76
110
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
77
15
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
78
27
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
79
50
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
80
79
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
81
101
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
82
55
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
83
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
84
162
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
85
130
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1 (KRS Comics Color Variant)
 
86
38
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
87
66
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
88
53
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
89
43
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
90
29
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
91
7
Astonishing X-Men #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
92
38
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
93
633
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
94
26
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
95
680
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
96
43
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
97
166
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
98
36
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
99
236
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
100
52
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey

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