Key Comics From 1975

January 13, 2017

1975

Key comics from 1975

There are two main ways I’ve seen online lists of key comics presented by year: (1) personalized lists based upon judgment calls of what is “key” (thereby omitting any comics the particular writer doesn’t happen to consider key — or doesn’t know about), and (2) lists based upon high sales price data (also a flawed method because high prices can just as easily be caused by a non-key book happening to grade a 10 at CGC).

The top 50 list you’re about to see is neither of those other types.

Instead, to briefly repeat the introduction I gave on the main 1970’s 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 1975, according to how many copies of each issue have passed through CGC’s doors to date to reveal the comics with the highest census counts — that’s it!

This exercise should “tease out” a very interesting list of important and/or key comics from 1975, but this will not necessarily be an all-encompassing list (if very few copies were created for a given key, for example, 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 comics from 1975. You can also drill down and see the top 50 Marvel comics of 1975, top 50 D.C. comics of 1975, and more key comic books of 1975 from other publishers.

Key Comics From 1975:

(Census data as of year-end 2016)

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 6,163 Giant-Size X-Men #1 Summer 1975 Marvel Comics
2. 4,916 X-Men #94 8/75 Marvel Comics
3. 1,687 X-Men #95 10/75 Marvel Comics
4. 1,536 Werewolf By Night #32 8/75 Marvel Comics
5. 1,476 X-Men #96 12/75 Marvel Comics
6. 1,336 Iron Fist #1 11/75 Marvel Comics
7. 1,163 Inhumans #1 10/75 Marvel Comics
8. 875 Invaders #1 8/75 Marvel Comics
9. 774 The Joker #1 5/75 D.C. Comics
10. 691 Champions #1 10/75 Marvel Comics
11. 666 Amazing Spider-Man #149 10/75 Marvel Comics
12. 612 Strange Tales #180 6/75 Marvel Comics
13. 501 Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 4/75 Marvel Comics
14. 486 Strange Tales #178 2/75 Marvel Comics
15. 461 Amazing Spider-Man #147 8/75 Marvel Comics
16. 439 Amazing Spider-Man #150 11/75 Marvel Comics
17. 433 Amazing Spider-Man #141 2/75 Marvel Comics
18. 424 Marvel Feature #1 11/75 Marvel Comics
19. 411 Warlock #10 12/75 Marvel Comics
20. 343 Amazing Spider-Man #151 12/75 Marvel Comics
21. 339 Amazing Spider-Man #140 1/75 Marvel Comics
22. 325 Amazing Spider-Man #146 7/75 Marvel Comics
23. 323 Amazing Spider-Man #144 5/75 Marvel Comics
24. 318 Marvel Preview #2 1975 Marvel Comics
25. 312 Werewolf By Night #33 9/75 Marvel Comics
26. 299 Amazing Spider-Man #148 9/75 Marvel Comics
27. 287 Amazing Spider-Man #145 6/75 Marvel Comics
28. 285 Son of Satan #1 12/75 Marvel Comics
29. 277 Amazing Spider-Man #142 3/75 Marvel Comics
30. 266 Warlock #9 10/75 Marvel Comics
31. 265 Giant-Size X-Men #2 11/75 Marvel Comics
32. 263 Super-Villain Team-Up #1 8/75 Marvel Comics
33. 245 1st Issue Special #8 11/75 D.C. Comics
34. 241 Strange Tales #179 4/75 Marvel Comics
35. 240 Amazing Spider-Man #143 4/75 Marvel Comics
36. 229 Giant-Size Invaders #1 6/75 Marvel Comics
37. 217 Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1 3/75 Marvel Comics
38. 201 Iron Fist #2 12/75 Marvel Comics
39. 182 X-Men #92 2/75 Marvel Comics
40. 181 Defenders #28 10/75 Marvel Comics
41. 174 Strange Tales #181 8/75 Marvel Comics
42. 163 Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #1 10/75 Marvel Comics
43. 163 Avengers #135 5/75 Marvel Comics
44. 162 Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #1 4-5/75 D.C. Comics
45. 159 1st Issue Special #1 4/75 D.C. Comics
46. 146 X-Men #93 4/75 Marvel Comics
47. 145 Avengers #134 4/75 Marvel Comics
48. 145 Fantastic Four #156 3/75 Marvel Comics
49. 139 Captain Canuck #1 7/75 Comely Comix
50. 139 Marvel Presents #1 10/75 Marvel Comics
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More Key Comics From 1975

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1975, top 50 D.C. comics of 1975, more key comic books of 1975 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1975, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1970s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂

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