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
3
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
5
1
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
6
6
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
7
2
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
8
-
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
9
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
10
1
Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
11
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
12
2
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
13
23
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
14
3
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
15
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Totally Awesome Hulk #22
 
16
-
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
17
4
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
18
5
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
19
6
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
20
22
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
21
6
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
22
39
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
23
34
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
24
74
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
25
25
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
26
-
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
27
5
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
35
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
30
4
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
31
9
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
32
13
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
33
36
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
34
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
35
2
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
36
44
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
37
10
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
38
51
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
39
53
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
40
10
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
41
27
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
42
7
Redneck #1
 
43
25
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
44
78
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
45
51
Rick & Morty #1
 
46
13
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
47
34
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
48
65
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
49
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
50
13
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
51
96
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
52
13
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
53
18
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
54
39
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
55
142
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;
56
71
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
57
16
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
58
2
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
59
12
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
60
5
Jean Grey #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
61
44
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
62
8
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
63
31
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
64
99
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
65
12
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
66
23
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
67
35
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
68
32
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
69
16
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
70
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
71
202
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
72
34
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
73
138
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
74
21
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
75
54
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
76
6
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
77
11
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
78
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
79
33
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
80
52
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
81
31
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
82
20
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
83
167
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
84
17
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
85
204
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
86
126
Batman #404
Part 1 to Year One story line
87
63
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
88
52
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
89
81
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
90
606
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers
91
70
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
92
72
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
93
80
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
94
114
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
95
203
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
96
774
X-Men #129
First appearance of Kitty Pryde; First appearance of Emma Frost; First appearance of Sebastian Shaw;First appearance of the Hellfire Club; Dark Phoenix Saga begins
97
39
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
98
15
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
99
43
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
100
135
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)

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