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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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 New Mutants #98
First appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Domino; First appearance of Gideon
3
1
The Amazing Spider-Man #361
First appearance of Carnage (spawn of Venom)
4
5
Star Wars #1
First issue to comic series; Movie adaptation
5
-
Spawn #1
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
6
4
The Amazing Spider-Man #129
First appearance of the Punisher; First appearance of Jackal
7
15
The New Teen Titans #2
First appearance of Deathstroke The Terminator; First appearance and death of Ravager; First appearance H.I.V.E
8
4
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8
First Spider-Man symbiote / black costume
9
1
The New Mutants #87
First appearance of Cable
10
7
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
 
11
5
The Uncanny X-Men #266
First appearance of Gambit
12
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Wolverine #1
First solo comic book series; First cameo of Yukio; First appearance of Shingen Harada
13
6
The Infinity Gauntlet #1
First issue to limited series
14
1
The Incredible Hulk #181
First appearance of Wolverine
15
1
Ms. Marvel #1
First appearance of Ms. Marvel
16
19
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
17
3
The Omega Men #3
First appearance of Lobo; First appearance of Bedlam
18
9
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing; First appearance of Jericho; Origin of Deathstroke the Terminator
19
12
The Amazing Spider-Man #252
First black Spider-Man suit in regular series
20
5
The Savage She-Hulk #1
Origin of She-Hulk; First appearance of She-Hulk
21
21
Wolverine #1
First Wolverine on-going comic series; First appearance Cult of the Black Blade; First appearance of Muramasa; First Wolverine as Patch
22
4
The Batman Adventures #12
First appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books
23
25
Black Panther #1
First self titled Black Panther on-going series
24
21
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
25
14
Batman: The Killing Joke #1
Joker cripples Barbara Gordon
26
21
X-Force #11
Sixth appearance of Deadpool; Second appearance of "real" Domino; First appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.
27
6
NYX #3
First appearance of X-23
28
106
The Amazing Spider-Man #101
First appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire
29
37
The Walking Dead #108
First appearance of Ezekiel; First appearance of Shiva; First appearance of The Kingdom
30
59
Fantastic Four #48
First appearance of Silver Surfer; First appearance of Galactus
31
8
The Amazing Spider-Man #238
First appearance of Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)
32
1
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
33
145
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
34
29
X-Factor #6
First appearance of Apocalypse
35
14
Venom: Lethal Protector #1
First Venom titled series; First appearance of General Orwell Taylor; Rare error printing
36
320
The Walking Dead #171 (Lorenzo De Felici Variant)
 
37
33
X-Men #101
First appearance of Phoenix; Phoenix origin concludes
38
169
The Silver Surfer #1
First appearance of Shalla-Bal; First appearance of Zenn-La; Origin revealed; First issue to self titled series
39
121
Marvel Premiere #15
First appearance of Iron Fist
40
17
The Incredible Hulk #340
Hulk vs. Wolverine; McFarlane art
41
17
Web of Spider-Man #1
First appearance of Vulturions; First issue to new titled series
42
1
Iron Man #1
First issue of Iron Man titled series; Continued from Iron Man & Namor the Submariner One Shot; Origin retold
43
14
Spider-Man #1 (Silver Edition)
 
44
32
The Incredible Hulk #180
First cameo appearance of Wolverine
45
15
Nova #1
First appearance of Nova; Origin of Nova; First appearance of Rhomann Dey
46
5
Spider-Man #1
First issue of titled series
47
10
Fantastic Four #52
First appearance of BlackPanther; First appearance Negative Zone
48
46
The Punisher #1
First Punisher in solo title
49
1253
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
50
31
Supergirl #12 (Variant Cover)
 
51
7
The Amazing Spider-Man #121
Death of Gwen Stacy
52
204
The Avengers #1
First appearance of the Avengers; Origin of The Avengers
53
28
DC Comics Presents #26
First appearance of Cyborg; First appearance of Raven; First appearance of Starfire
54
37
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
55
14
Deadpool #1
First self-titled series; First appearance of Slayback
56
53
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
57
31
The New Mutants #1
First issue of The New Mutants
58
90
The Silver Surfer #4
First time Silver Surfer meets Thor; First battle with Thor
59
16
Werewolf by Night #32
First appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
60
22
Thor #337
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill
61
25
Superman: The Man of Steel #18
First appearance of Doomsday
62
6
The Walking Dead #1
First appearance of Rick Grimes; First appearance of Shane Walsh; First appearance of Morgan Jones; First appearance of Duane Jones
63
78
Spider-Woman #1
New complete origin and mask added
64
34
Wonder Woman #1
Origin of Wonder Woman
65
4
Preacher #1
First full appearance of Jesse Custer; First full appearance of Tulip; First full appearance of Cassidy; First appearance of Saint of Killers
66
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Venomverse #1 (Convention Virgin Edition)
 
67
43
The Amazing Spider-Man #194
First appearance of Black Cat
68
158
Daredevil #1
First appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock); Origin of Daredevil; First appearance of Karen Page; First appearance of Foggy Nelson
69
167
Detective Comics #359
First appearance of new Batgirl; Introduction of Barbara Gordon
70
173
Amazing Fantasy #15
First appearance of Spider-man
71
158
Batman #1
First issue in Volume 2 series; First cameo appearance of Harper Row; First appearance of Lincoln March
72
16
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
First issue to titled series; First appearance of Edward Lansky
73
80
Amazing Spider-man #36
Black cover; aftermath of September 11th tragedy in New York
74
18
Conan the Barbarian #1
First comic book appearance and origin of Conan; Cameo appearance of Kull
75
74
The New Mutants #26
First appearance of Legion
76
35
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
77
249
Tales of Suspense #39
First appearance of Iron Man
78
43
The Uncanny X-Men #221
First appearance of Mister Sinister.
79
45
The Amazing Spider-Man #299
First appearance of Venom in costume
80
28
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
First appearance of (Gwen Stacy) Spider-woman
81
191
The Uncanny X-Men #142
Days of Future Past story concludes; Deaths of all future X-Men
82
219
The Amazing Spider-Man #1
First Spider-man in his own series; First appearance of Jonah Jameson
83
47
The Amazing Spider-Man #362
Second appearance of Carnage
84
22
The Amazing Spider-Man #122
Death of the Green Goblin / Norman Osbourne
85
115
Moon Knight #1
First self-titled & on-going series; Origin of Moon Knight; First appearance of Bushman; First appearance of Konshu
86
44
The Incredible Hulk #102
Titled series starts again
87
73
The Amazing Spider-Man #298
First issue penciled by Todd McFarlane; First cameo appearance of Eddie Brock; First cameo appearance of Venom
88
379
Justice League of America #1
First issue to self-titled series; First appearance of Despero
89
394
ROM #1
First appearance of Rom; First appearance of Spaceknights; First appearance of Dire Wraiths
90
14
Captain America #100
First issue to silver age titled series; Death of Franz Gruber
91
37
The Amazing Spider-Man #50
First appearance of the King Pin
92
13
Fantastic Four #45
First appearance of Inhumans; Medusa revealed as Crystal's sister
93
86
Doctor Strange #169
Origin retold; panel swipe/M.D.
94
133
The Saga of Swamp Thing #37
First appearance of John Constantine
95
13
Batman: Vengeance Of Bane Special #1
First appearance of Bane
96
39
Shazam! #1
First Captain Marvel in DC Comics; First appearance since Golden Age; First Sivana Family in DC Comics
97
126
Silver Surfer #44
 
98
57
Redneck #1
 
99
78
Batman #635
 
100
508
Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Second appearance of Captain Marvel; First appearance of Carol Danvers

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