Key Comic Books From 1967

March 1, 2021

1967


Key comic books from 1967
The silver age of comics has been extensively researched by the hobby, and the key comic books of that era are no big secret; but, the only two types of lists of key silver age comic books by year that I’ve ever seen are either: (1) personalized lists based upon judgement calls of what is most important to the particular writer, and (2) lists based upon high sales price data (which can often be influenced by the grade of what was sold).

The top 100 key comic books from 1967 list you’re about to see is neither of those two type

Instead, to briefly repeat the introduction I gave on the main Silver Age page, the list I’m about to present is essentially “crowd-sourced”… by the crowd of collectors sending comics to CGC. All I’ve done here is to rank the universe of comic books published in 1967, according to how many copies of each issue have passed through CGC’s doors to date (as of 1/19/2021) to reveal the comic books with the highest census counts — that’s it!

This exercise should “tease out” a very interesting list of important and/or key comic books from 1967, but this will not necessarily be an all-encompassing list (because if very few copies were printed for a given key, that restricted supply could keep the count of CGC submissions low even though the comic is very important — this exercise will unfortunately see such comics sort themselves off of the bottom through no fault of their own). So essentially, you should think of this list as just one more tool in your tool-belt of researching key comic books from 1967.

Key Comic Books From 1967:

(Top 100 list based on census data as of January 19, 2021)
Rank CGC Count Issue Publisher/
Date
1. 4,898 Amazing Spider-Man #50 Marvel
7/67
  1st appearance of Kingpin (Wilson Fisk). Origin of Spider-Man retold. Johnny Carson and Ed McMah
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2. 2,599 Fantastic Four #67 Marvel
10/67
  Origin and 1st appearance of Him (Warlock) in cameo.
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3. 2,191 Detective Comics #359 D.C.
1/67
  Origin and 1st appearance of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon). Killer Moth appearance.
4. 1,770 Amazing Spider-Man #46 Marvel
3/67
  Origin and 1st appearance of the Shocker (Herman Schultz). Peter Parker moves into an apartment
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5. 1,693 Marvel Super-Heroes #12 Marvel
12/67
  Origin and 1st appearance of Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell). 1st appearance of Yon-Rogg and Una.
6. 1,564 Amazing Spider-Man #45 Marvel
2/67
  3rd appearance of the Lizard.
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7. 1,436 Amazing Spider-Man #47 Marvel
4/67
  Kraven appearance. Green Goblin cameo in flashback.
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8. 1,365 Amazing Spider-Man #51 Marvel
8/67
  2nd appearance of the Kingpin.
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9. 1,150 X-Men #35 Marvel
8/67
  1st appearance of the Changeling. Spider-Man and Banshee appearance.
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10. 1,119 Tales to Astonish #93 Marvel
7/67
  1st full Silver Surfer appearance outside of the Fantastic Four. Hulk vs. Silver Surfer.
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11. 1,117 Batman #189 D.C.
2/67
  1st Silver Age appearance of the Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane).
12. 1,111 Amazing Spider-Man #49 Marvel
6/67
  Vulture (Blackie Drago) and Kraven appearance.
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13. 1,106 Amazing Spider-Man #44 Marvel
1/67
  2nd appearance of the Lizard.
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14. 1,104 Amazing Spider-Man #48 Marvel
5/67
  1st Blackie Drago appearance as the new Vulture.
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15. 1,089 X-Men #28 Marvel
1/67
  1st appearance of the Banshee (Sean Cassidy) and the Ogre.
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16. 955 Avengers #47 Marvel
12/67
  1st appearance of Dane Whitman (becomes the new Black Knight in the next issue). Magneto and Toa
17. 934 Amazing Spider-Man #53 Marvel
10/67
  Doctor Octopus appearance. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy’s 1st date.
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18. 927 Amazing Spider-Man #55 Marvel
12/67
  Doctor Octopus appearance.
19. 920 Fantastic Four #59 Marvel
2/67
  Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer and Inhumans appearance.
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20. 913 Amazing Spider-Man #54 Marvel
11/67
  Doctor Octopus appearance.
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21. 910 Fantastic Four #66 Marvel
9/67
  2 part origin of Him (Warlock) begins. Him does not appear.
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22. 867 Star Trek #1 Gold Key
7/67
  1st Star Trek comic book. Shatner, Nimoy and Takei photo cover. William Shatner photo back cover
23. 866 Strange Adventures #205 D.C.
10/67
  Origin & 1st appearance of Deadman (Boston Brand). 1st appearance of Vashnu, Tiny & Lorna.
24. 862 Superman #199 D.C.
8/67
  1st Superman vs. Flash race. Justice League of America cameo.
25. 828 Fantastic Four #65 Marvel
8/67
  1st appearance of Ronan the Accuser.
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26. 789 Amazing Spider-Man #52 Marvel
9/67
  1st appearance of Joe Robertson. “Death” of Fred Foswell. Kingpin appearance.
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27. 779 X-Men #32 Marvel
5/67
  Juggernaut appearance.
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28. 707 Aquaman #35 D.C.
9-10/67
  1st appearance of Black Manta. Ocean Master appearance.
29. 654 Fantastic Four #60 Marvel
3/67
  Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer and Inhumans appearance. Watcher cameo.
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30. 625 X-Men #38 Marvel
11/67
  Blob, Vanisher, Changeling and Mutant-Master appearance. “Origins of X-Men” backup stories begin
31. 607 X-Men #29 Marvel
2/67
  Super-Adaptoid appearance. Mimic leaves the X-Men.
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32. 596 Tales of Suspense #94 Marvel
10/67
  1st appearance of M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton). Titanium Man appearance.
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33. 593 Fantastic Four Annual #5 Marvel
11/67
  1st solo Silver Surfer story. 1st appearance of Psycho-Man. “Death” of Quasimodo.
34. 577 X-Men #36 Marvel
9/67
  1st appearance of Mekano (Tom Regal).
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35. 577 Flash #175 D.C.
12/67
  2nd Superman vs. Flash race. Justice League of America appearance.
36. 570 Fantastic Four #58 Marvel
1/67
  Doctor Doom and Silver Surfer appearance.
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37. 551 Fantastic Four #64 Marvel
7/67
  1st appearance of the Kree Sentry. Crystal, Triton and Lockjaw appearance.
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38. 547 Avengers #43 Marvel
8/67
  1st appearance of the Red Guardian (Alexei Shostakov). Black Widow and Hercules appearance.
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39. 488 Strange Tales #158 Marvel
7/67
  1st full appearance of the Living Tribunal. Letter from Bill Mantlo.
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40. 487 Fantastic Four #61 Marvel
4/67
  Silver Surfer and Sandman appearance. Inhumans, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson cameo.
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41. 482 X-Men #37 Marvel
10/67
  1st appearance of the Mutant-Master. Blob, Vanisher, Mastermind, Unus and Changeling appearance.
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42. 472 Fantastic Four #62 Marvel
5/67
  1st appearance of Blastaar. Inhumans and Sandman appearance.
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43. 457 X-Men #30 Marvel
3/67
  Roy Thomas story. Jack Sparling and John Tartaglione art. Jack Kirby cover.
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44. 454 X-Men #31 Marvel
4/67
  1st appearance of the Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts) and Candy Southern.
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45. 442 Avengers Annual #1 Marvel
9/67
  Original and new Avengers team-up. Don Heck and Roy Thomas biographies.
46. 428 X-Men #39 Marvel
12/67
  X-Men in new costumes. Mastermind, Blob, Unus, Vanisher, Changling & Banshee app. Death of Mutan
47. 427 X-Men #33 Marvel
6/67
  Juggernaut, Ancient One and Doctor Strange appearance.
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48. 427 Fantastic Four #68 Marvel
11/67
  Mad Thinker appearance.
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49. 420 X-Men #34 Marvel
7/67
  Mole Man and Tyrannus appearance. Robot cover.
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50. 417 Daredevil #27 Marvel
4/67
  Spider-Man, Masked Marauder and Stilt-Man appearance.
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51. 416 Fantastic Four #69 Marvel
12/67
  Mad Thinker appearance.
52. 413 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4 Marvel
11/67
  Human Torch, Wizard and Mysterio appearance.
53. 385 Tales to Astonish #91 Marvel
5/67
  Abomination and Stranger appearance.
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54. 372 Spectre #1 D.C.
11-12/67
  Captain Skull appearance.
55. 368 Ghost Rider #1 Marvel
2/67
  Origin and 1st appearance of the new Ghost Rider (Carter Slade).
56. 362 Strange Tales #159 Marvel
8/67
  Captain America appearance. Origin of Nick Fury retold. 1st appearance of Val.
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57. 352 Tales to Astonish #90 Marvel
4/67
  1st Silver Age appearance of Byrrah. 1st appearance of the Abomination (Emil Blonsky). Letter fr
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58. 350 Tales of Suspense #89 Marvel
5/67
  Red Skull & Melter appearance.
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59. 342 Fantastic Four #63 Marvel
6/67
  Sandman, Blastaar, Crystal and Triton appearance.
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60. 337 Blue Beetle #1 Charlton
6/67
  1st appearance of the Question.
61. 333 Thor #147 Marvel
12/67
  Ringmaster and Circus of Crime cameo. Kree Sentry appearance in Inhumans backup story.
62. 331 Tales of Suspense #96 Marvel
12/67
  Grey Gargoyle, Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance.
63. 319 Avengers #40 Marvel
5/67
  Sub-Mariner and Hercules appearance. Black Widow and General Thunderbolt Ross cameo. Mole Man ca
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64. 316 Tales of Suspense #86 Marvel
2/67
  Mandarin appearance.
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65. 316 Thor #146 Marvel
11/67
  Ringmaster & Circus of Crime appearance. Inhumans backup stories begin. Origin of the Inhumans.
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66. 307 Daredevil Annual #1 Marvel
9/67
  Electro, Gladiator, Stilt-Man, Leap-Frog & Matador appearance. Stan Lee & Gene Colan app. in bac
67. 305 Tales of Suspense #92 Marvel
8/67
  Nick Fury appearance. Avengers cameo.
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68. 302 Avengers #46 Marvel
11/67
  Ant-Man returns. Human Top becomes Whirlwind.
69. 298 Not Brand Echh #1 Marvel
8/67
  1st Marvel parody book. 1st appearance of Forbush Man.
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70. 297 Daredevil #30 Marvel
7/67
  Thor, Cobra and Mister Hyde appearance.
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71. 297 Avengers #39 Marvel
4/67
  Hercules and Mad Thinker appearance. Black Widow, Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan cameo.
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72. 292 Batman #190 D.C.
3/67
  Penguin appearance.
73. 291 Tales of Suspense #90 Marvel
6/67
  Red Skull and Melter appearance.
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74. 284 Avengers #44 Marvel
9/67
  Origin of the Black Widow. Red Guardian appearance.
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75. 278 Daredevil #24 Marvel
1/67
  Ka-Zar, Zabu and Plunderer appearance.
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76. 277 Thor #140 Marvel
5/67
  1st appearance of the Growing Man. Kang appearance.
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77. 273 Daredevil #28 Marvel
5/67
  Stan Lee story. Gene Colan and Dick Ayers art. Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia cover.
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78. 271 Strange Tales #157 Marvel
6/67
  1st appearance of the Living Tribunal in cameo on last page. Baron Strucker and Zom appearance.
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79. 270 Daredevil #25 Marvel
2/67
  1st appearance of Mike Murdock and Leap-Frog (Vincent Patilio).
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80. 266 Thor #142 Marvel
7/67
  Super-Skrull appearance.
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81. 263 Avengers #36 Marvel
1/67
  Black Widow appearance.
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82. 262 Avengers #37 Marvel
2/67
  Black Widow appearance.
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83. 261 Tales of Suspense #85 Marvel
1/67
  Mandarin and Batroc appearance.
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84. 253 Tales of Suspense #87 Marvel
3/67
  Mole Man appearance.
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85. 248 Thor #138 Marvel
3/67
  1st appearance of Ogur. Ulik appearance.
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86. 247 Daredevil #34 Marvel
11/67
  Beetle appearance. Origin of the Beetle retold.
87. 247 Avengers #41 Marvel
6/67
  Diablo, Black Widow, Hercules, Bill Foster and Dragon Man appearance.
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88. 247 Daredevil #35 Marvel
12/67
  Invisible Girl and Trapster appearance.
89. 247 Tales to Astonish #98 Marvel
12/67
  Dan Adkins cover. Plunderer appearance.
90. 243 Tales of Suspense #88 Marvel
4/67
  Mole Man, Swordsman and Power Man appearance.
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91. 242 Tales to Astonish #89 Marvel
3/67
  Stranger and Attuma appearance.
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92. 238 Avengers #38 Marvel
3/67
  Hercules, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Ares and Enchantress appearance.
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93. 237 Thor #139 Marvel
4/67
  Ulik appearance.
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94. 230 Daredevil #32 Marvel
9/67
  Cobra and Mister Hyde appearance.
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95. 229 Thor #137 Marvel
2/67
  1st appearance of Ulik.
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96. 223 Daredevil #29 Marvel
6/67
  Stan Lee cameo.
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97. 222 Batman #197 D.C.
12/67
  Catwoman & Batgirl appearance.
98. 219 Tales of Suspense #91 Marvel
7/67
  Red Skull and Crusher appearance.
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99. 215 Tales to Astonish #87 Marvel
1/67
  Boomerang appearance in new costume. Krang appearance.
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100. 211 Avengers #45 Marvel
10/67
  Super-Adaptoid appearance. Hercules joins the Avengers.
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