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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41
The Incredible Hulk #182
First appearance of Wolverine
202
39
Darth Vader #3
 
203
59
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
204
112
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
205
57
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1
Second appearance of Harley Quinn in comics; First origin of Harley Quinn in comics
206
355
Journey into Mystery #85
First appearance of Loki; First appearance of Heimdall; First appearance of Asgard; First cameo appearance of Odin; First appearance of Balder
207
57
Spawn #THX (Thank You THX Retailer Appreciation Variant)
 
208
93
X-Factor #5
First cameo of Apocalypse
209
4
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
210
124
The Amazing Spider-Man #239
Second appearance of the Hobgoblin
211
7904
Green Lantern #59
First appearance of Guy Gardner
212
34
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
213
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
214
101
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1 (JScottCampbell.com Convention D Variant)
 
215
97
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition B)
 
216
177
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
217
45
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #1
 
218
46
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
219
62
X-Men #1 (Special Collectors Edition)
 
220
28
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
221
146
Amazing Spider-man #4
First appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon); Cameo appearance of Morlun
222
126
Amazing Spider-man #4 (Ramos Var)
 
223
3243
Walking Dead #171
 
224
13
The New Gods #7
 
225
85
The New Mutants #14
First appearance of Illyana Rasputin as Magik
226
150
Fantastic Four #53
 
227
297
Suicide Squad #1 (Variant Cover)
 
228
915
Moonshine #1 (Cover B Miller)
 
229
172
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
230
151
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #1
First issue in titled series
231
700
Weapon X #7
 
232
127
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
233
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #20
First appearance of Scorpion
234
939
Booster Gold #1
First issue of self-titled series
235
115
Thor #165
First full appearance HIM (Adam Warlock)
236
191
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
237
1746
Thor #126
First issue to Thor's first titled series
238
63
Swamp Thing #1
First issue of titled series; Wrightson cover art begins; Origin of Swamp Thing
239
38
X-Men #130
First appearance of Dazzler
240
269
The Amazing Spider-Man #10
 
241
52
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
242
146
The Amazing Spider-Man #12
 
243
48
Marvel Graphic Novel #4
First appearance of New Mutants team; First appearance of Cannonball; First appearance of Wolfsbane; First appearance of Sunspot; First appearance of Psyche
244
112
Star Wars #49
 
245
78
Catwoman #51
 
246
197
Sub-Mariner #1
Second self-titled comics series; First issue to 1st S.A. comic series; First S.A. Namor origin story
247
56
Wolverine #10
First battle with Sabretooth (Marvel canon); First appearance of Silver Fox
248
42
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
 
249
132
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
250
54
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
251
21
Journey into Mystery #112
First Thor vs. Hulk; Origin of Loki; First appearance of Frost Giants
252
68
Tomb of Dracula #1
First appearance of Dracula; First appearance of Frank Drake; Neal Adams cover art
253
197
Batman Rebirth #1
 
254
124
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
255
17
The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (2nd Printing)
 
256
115
The Amazing Spider-Man #312
 
257
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #601
 
258
137
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 
259
185
Rick & Morty #1
 
260
133
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Campbell Edition B)
 
261
1390
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
First appearance of the Sinister Six
262
9
The Flash #139
First appearance of Professor Zoom; Origin of Professor Zoom
263
49
X-Men #135
 
264
134
X-Men #97
 
265
330
Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (Land Variant)
 
266
23
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
267
1434
Justice League #1
 
268
63
Alpha Flight #1
First issue of series by John Byrne
269
134
The Amazing Spider-Man #17
 
270
111
Doctor Strange #1
First issue to 2nd series; First appearance Agamotto's Dimension; First appearance of Agamotto
271
64
The Amazing Spider-Man #200
 
272
233
The Brave and the Bold #28
First appearance of Justice League of America
273
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
First appearance of Mysterio
274
72
Harley Quinn #1
 
275
846
Walking Dead #154
 
276
78
Special Marvel Edition #15
Master of Kung Fu begins; Starlin art; Origin of Nayland Smith & Dr. Petrie; First appearance of Nayland Smith & Dr. Petrie
277
289
Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor; First appearance of Donald Blake; First appearance of the Kronans; First appearance of Mjolnir
278
1426
Man-Thing #1
 
279
172
Deadpool #1
 
280
43
Batman #655
First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows
281
141
Seven to Eternity #1
 
282
108
The Amazing Spider-Man #59
First appearance of Brainwasher; First appearance of Mary Jane Watson on cover
283
223
The Walking Dead #2
First appearance of Lori Grimes; First appearance of Carl Grimes; First appearance of Glenn
284
205
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
285
1570
The Walking Dead #6
Death of Jim; Death of Shane
286
135
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
287
99
All New Wolverine #18 (Mattina Venomized Variant)
 
288
142
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
289
91
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
290
862
Hellblazer #1
First appearance of Papa Midnite; First appearance of Chas Chandler; First Mnemoth; First Emma as a spirit; First appearance of Gary Lester
291
1477
The Walking Dead #61
First appearance Father Gabriel Stokes; Death of Billy; Death of Ben
292
219
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Campbell Edition A)
 
293
636
Firestorm #1
Origin of Firestorm; First appearance of Firestorm
294
124
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
295
733
The Amazing Spider-man #15 (Aspen Comics Edition)
 
296
84
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (3rd Printing)
 
297
73
Marvel Team-Up #95
First appearance of Bobbi Morse as Mockingbird
298
172
All New Wolverine #1
 
299
536
Fantastic Four #3
First Fantastic Four costumes; First appearance of Fantasti-Car; First appearance of Fantasti-Copter; First appearance Baxter Building
300
211
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

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