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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151
Detective Comics #880
 
102
102
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;
103
67
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
104
231
The Amazing Spider-Man #375
 
105
41
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
106
170
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
107
836
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
108
61
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
109
6
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
110
92
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
111
108
Green Lantern #76
First Silver Age Marvel comic; Green Arrow and Green Lantern begins in series
112
1282
Tales of Suspense #57
First Appearance of Hawkeye
113
30
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
114
-
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
115
41
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
116
25
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
117
71
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1 (JScottCampbell.com Convention D Variant)
 
118
74
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
119
184
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
120
622
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
121
2
Batman #251
 
122
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
123
68
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
124
12
Flash #21 (Lenticular Edition)
 
125
61
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
126
634
Strange Tales #110
First appearance of Doctor Strange; First appearance of the Ancient One; First appearance of Wong (not named); First appearance of Nightmare; First appearance of Dreamstalker
127
153
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
128
3
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
129
80
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
130
254
X-Men #3
First appearance of the Blob
131
137
The Amazing Spider-Man #344
First cameo appearance of Cletus Kasady
132
78
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Campbell Edition B)
 
133
82
The Amazing Spider-Man #607
 
134
92
Daredevil #183
Daredevil vs. Punisher
135
71
Batman #24
 
136
229
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
137
21
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
138
21
Fantastic Four #36
First appearance of the Frightful Four; First appearance of Medusa
139
58
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
140
29
Harbinger #1
First appearance of the Renegades; First Peter Stancheck; First appearance of Eggbreakers
141
44
God Country #1
 
142
23
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
143
154
Avenging Spider-Man #9
 
144
320
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
145
221
Batman #635
 
146
85
Darth Vader #3
 
147
50
Iron Fist #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Steel Serpent
148
56
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
149
59
Spawn #THX (Thank You THX Retailer Appreciation Variant)
 
150
50
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
151
17
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
152
106
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
153
65
Venom #151 (Mattina Mary Jane Variant)
 
154
44
X-Men #4
First appearance of Omega Red
155
42
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
156
41
The Amazing Spider-Man #312
 
157
280
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
158
182
The Avengers #196
 
159
51
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
160
75
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
161
42
Seven to Eternity #1
 
162
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
163
16
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
First appearance of Darkseid
164
28
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
165
9
The Avengers #55
First appearance of Ultron
166
3
The Amazing Spider-Man #200
 
167
254
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1
 
168
15
The Amazing Spider-Man #606
 
169
138
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
170
335
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
171
5
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
172
642
Catwoman #51
 
173
23
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
174
40
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
175
173
DC Comics Presents #47
 
176
420
X-Men #12
Origin of Professor X; First appearance of the Juggernaut; Origin of the Juggernaut.
177
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
178
137
The New Mutants #18
First appearance of Warlock
179
401
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
180
31
Ghost Rider #1
First issue to self-titled series; Cameo appearance of Son of Satan; Third appearance of Witch Woman
181
100
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
First appearance of the Lizard
182
157
X-Factor #5
First cameo of Apocalypse
183
105
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
184
95
The Forever People #1
First appearance of Forever People; Superman crossover; Kirby Cover art beginning; First appearance of Darkseid; Darkseid story line begins
185
510
Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor; First appearance of Donald Blake; First appearance of the Kronans; First appearance of Mjolnir
186
157
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
187
30
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
188
125
House of Secrets #92
First appearance of Swamp Thing by Berni Wrightson; Swamp Thing cover; Swamp Thing story; Classic cover
189
11
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
190
49
The Amazing Spider-Man #119
Spider-Man vs Hulk part one
191
2730
Tales of Suspense #59
First silver age Captain America solo story; First appearance of Jarvis
192
18
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
193
73
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
194
5
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
195
249
Conan the Barbarian #24
First appearance of Red Sonja
196
163
The Amazing Spider-Man #46
 
197
984
The Incredible Hulk #1
First appearance of Hulk (Bruce Banner); Origin of Hulk; First appearance of Betty Ross; First appearance of Rick Jones; First appearance of General Thunderbolt Ross
198
94
Rai #0
First appearance of Bloodshot; First appearance of Rai II; Partial origin
199
107
Wolverine #66
First appearance of Old Man Logan
200
108
X-Men #4
First appearance of Quicksilver; First appearance of Scarlet Witch; First appearance of Toad; First appearance of Mastermind; First appearance of Evil Mutants.

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