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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101
29
The Walking Dead #19
First appearance of Michonne; Death of Dexter
102
106
The Amazing Spider-Man #100
100th anniversary issue
103
53
The Amazing Spider-Man #316
 
104
25
The Punisher #1
First ongoing Punisher series; First issue of ongoing series
105
34
Spawn #9
Neil Gaiman scripts; First appearance of Angela; First appearance of Cogliostro
106
363
Booster Gold #1
First issue of self-titled series
107
123
Marvel Feature #1
First appearance of the Defenders
108
120
Fantastic Four #67
First brief appearance of HIM
109
50
Daredevil #181
Death Of Elektra
110
33
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
First issue to comic story
111
35
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
112
82
Marvel Super-Heroes #12
First appearance of Captain Marvel; Series title becomes Marvel Super-Heroes
113
83
The Avengers #57
First appearance of The Vision
114
65
The Amazing Spider-Man #265
First appearance of Silver Sable
115
30
Ultimate Fallout #4
First appearance of Miles Morales
116
38
The Avengers #4
Revival of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Captain America; First silver age appearance of Bucky
117
418
Action Comics #252
First appearance of Supergirl; First appearance of Metallo; Death of Metallo
118
325
Fantastic Four #1
First appearance of Fantastic Four; First comic published under Marvel name; First appearance of Mole Man; Origin of Fantastic Four
119
12
X-Men #137
Death of Phoenix
120
52
Batman #251
 
121
30
Batman #232
First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
122
91
Marvel Premiere #47
First appearance new Ant-Man (Scott Lang); Second appearance of Scott Lang; Origin of new Ant-Man
123
20
The Amazing Spider-Man #301
Key Todd McFarlane Cover
124
218
The Uncanny X-Men #244
First appearance of Jubilee
125
18
Wolverine #2
First full appearance of Yukio
126
91
Fantastic Four #49
 
127
76
X-Force #2
Second appearance of Deadpool; First appearance of Kane; First appearance of Department K
128
29
The Amazing Spider-Man #14
First appearance of The Green Goblin
129
1218
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
130
256
The Brave and the Bold #28
First appearance of Justice League of America
131
68
X-Men #100
Old team vs. New team; Beginning of Phoenix origin
132
456
Black Lightning #1
First appearance of Black Lightning
133
51
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
134
254
Runaways #1
 
135
1
The Spectacular Spider-Man #64
First appearance of Cloak and Dagger; Origin of Cloak and Dagger revealed
136
231
The Walking Dead #27
First appearance of the Governor; First appearance of Martinez; First appearance of Bruce; First appearance of Gabriel
137
67
Captain America #109
 
138
74
Spider-Man #1 (Gold Edition)
 
139
127
The New Gods #7
 
140
157
Batman: Harley Quinn #1
First canonical appearance of Harley Quinn; More detailed origin of Harley Quinn (canonical)
141
159
All New Wolverine #1
 
142
68
Avengers Annual #10
First appearance of Rogue; First appearance of Madeline Pryor
143
104
The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (2nd Printing)
 
144
71
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
145
6
X-Factor #24
First appearance of Archangel; First origin of Apocalypse
146
227
Batman #181
First appearance of Poison Ivy
147
41
Marvel Spotlight #5
First appearance of Ghost Rider; First appearance Johnny Blaze; First appearance Zarathos; First appearance Crash Simpson; First appearance Roxanne Simpson
148
83
Fantastic Four #46
First full appearance of Black Bolt; Second appearance of Inhumans; First appearance of Seeker; Partial origin of Inhumans
149
241
Batman #21 (Lenticular 3D Variant)
 
150
1192
X-Men #127
 
151
111
Daredevil #168
First appearance of Elektra; Origin of Elektra; Frank Miller begins to script
152
40
DC Comics Presents #47
 
153
99
All-Star Comics #58
First appearance of Power Girl
154
85
Wolverine #4
Death of Shingen Harada; Death of Noburu-Hideki
155
753
The Walking Dead #7
First appearance of Tyreese; First appearance of Julie; First appearance of Chris; Lori reveals she is pregnant
156
7
Solar, Man of the Atom #10
First appearance of Geoff McHenry; First appearance of Eternal Warrior; First appearance of Buck McHenry
157
62
The Uncanny X-Men #282
First appearance of Bishop
158
208
The Amazing Spider-Man #39
First John Romita Artwork; Norman Osbourne Revealed as The Green Goblin
159
19
Alias #1
First appearance of Jessica Jones; First meeting with Luke Cage; First issue to comic series
160
41
The Walking Dead #100
First appearance of Negan; Death of Glenn
161
106
The Amazing Spider-Man #363
Third appearance of Carnage
162
254
The Walking Dead #8
 
163
55
Superman #75
Platinum Edition; Given away to retailers
164
71
The Amazing Spider-Man #19
Second appearance of Ned Leeds
165
32
Red Sonja #1
First self titled series
166
134
The New Mutants #100
First cameo appearance of X-Force; First appearance of Shatterstar; Last New Mutants issue for Vol 1
167
88
The Incredible Hulk #271
First appearance of Rocket Racoon
168
119
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
169
622
Mister Miracle #1
 
170
647
Spawn #1 (Newsstand Edition)
First appearance of Spawn; First appearance of Wanda Blake; First appearance of Malebolgia; First appearance of Sam and Twitch
171
56
The Inhumans #1
First self titled comic series
172
50
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4
Batman vs Superman
173
76
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
Death of Peter Parker; Last Issue
174
55
Tomb of Dracula #10
First appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
175
75
Daredevil #131
Origin of Bullseye; First appearance of Bullseye
176
9
Captain America #117
First appearance of The Falcon
177
20
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2
 
178
359
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
179
160
X-Men #134
Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix
180
45
Spider-Man #13
Spider-man's black costume returns
181
7
X-Men #135
 
182
112
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Brooks Variant Cover)
 
183
7
Marvel Team-Up #141
 
184
61
X-Men #121
First full appearance of Alpha Flight
185
110
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Printed on Baxter paper; Based on Hasbro toy
186
613
Radioactive Spider-Gwen #24 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
187
77
X-Men #95
Death of Thunderbird; Third appearance of Storm; Third appearance of Nightcrawler; Third appearance of Colossus; Fourth appearance of Wolverine
188
26
The Amazing Spider-Man #40
The Green Goblin Origin
189
51
Suicide Squad #1 (Variant Cover)
 
190
676
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11 (JScottCampbell.com Edition A)
 
191
145
X-Men Gold #1 (JScottCampbell.com Edition C)
 
192
608
The Walking Dead #10
First appearance of Hershel; First appearance of Maggie; First appearance of Lacey; First appearance of Arnold; First appearance of Billy; First appearance of Rachel; First appearance of Susie Greene; First appearance of Patricia
193
95
The Amazing Spider-Man #3
First appearance of Doctor Octopus
194
337
Transformers #1
First issue in series
195
230
Sandman #1
First appearance of Morpheus (Master of Dreams)
196
51
The Walking Dead #127
 
197
169
Iron Fist #14
First appearance of Sabretooth
198
36
Fantastic Four #50
 
199
132
Avengers #8 (JScottCampbell.com Edition D)
 
200
67
The Amazing Spider-Man #28
 

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