Key Comics From 2000

January 13, 2017

2000

Key comics from 2000

[ Note: in the prior year Marvel had made a conscious decision to walk away from the newsstand model and a newsstand rarity estimate of 5% exists for the year 2000 for Marvel.  If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following: Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference ]

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 2000’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 2000, 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 2000, 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 2000. You can also drill down and see the top 50 Marvel comics of 2000, top 50 D.C. comics of 2000, and more key comic books of 2000 from other publishers.

Key Comics From 2000:

(Census data as of year-end 2016)

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,941 Ultimate Spider-Man #1 10/00 Marvel Comics
2. 1,676 Ultimate Spider-Man #2 12/00 Marvel Comics
3. 1,393 Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Variant Cover 10/00 Marvel Comics
4. 1,112 Harley Quinn #1 12/00 D.C. Comics
5. 884 Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 10/00 Marvel Comics
6. 221 Powers #1 2000 Image Comics
7. 213 Batgirl #1 4/00 D.C. Comics
8. 200 Futurama #1 2000 Bongo Comics Group
9. 187 Fathom 12 Holochrome Edition 7/00 Image/Top Cow
10. 158 Sentry 1 San Diego Comic Con Edition 9/00 Marvel Comics
11. 157 Wolverine #146 1/00 Marvel Comics
12. 157 Sentry #1 9/00 Marvel Comics
13. 151 Wolverine #155 10/00 Marvel Comics
14. 136 Punisher v3 #1 4/00 Marvel Comics
15. 113 Dreams of the Darkchylde 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 10/00 Darkchylde Entertainment
16. 108 Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #1 3/00 BroadSword Comics
17. 103 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #19 7/00 Marvel Comics
18. 102 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 5 Recalled Editi 6/00 America’s Best Comics
19. 93 Spawn 100 Ross Variant Cover 11/00 Image Comics
20. 86 Sentry 1 Variant Cover 9/00 Marvel Comics
21. 80 Fathom #12 7/00 Image/Top Cow
22. 80 Wolverine #154 9/00 Marvel Comics
23. 73 Punisher v3 #1 Variant Cover 4/00 Marvel Comics
24. 71 Wolverine 150 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 5/00 Marvel Comics
25. 70 Uncanny X-Men #376 1/00 Marvel Comics
26. 67 Deadpool #42 7/00 Marvel Comics
27. 66 Uncanny X-Men #377 2/00 Marvel Comics
28. 64 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #22 10/00 Marvel Comics
29. 64 Halloween #1 11/00 Chaos! Comics
30. 64 Spawn 100 McFarlane Variant Cover 11/00 Image Comics
31. 64 Wolverine #147 2/00 Marvel Comics
32. 63 Ultimate Spider-Man 1 German Edition 10/00 Marvel Comics
33. 61 Punisher v3 #1 Variant Cover/Second Printing 4/00 Marvel Comics
34. 58 Batman Masterpiece Edition #1 2000 D.C. Comics
35. 57 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #21 9/00 Marvel Comics
36. 56 Preacher #66 10/00 D.C./Vertigo Comics
37. 56 Uncanny X-Men 385 Wizard World 2000 Con Edition 10/00 Marvel Comics
38. 56 X-Men 100 Yu Variant Cover 5/00 Marvel Comics
39. 56 Uncanny X-Men 377 Variant Cover 2/00 Marvel Comics
40. 55 Adventures @ eBay #1 2000 eBay
41. 53 Wolverine #150 5/00 Marvel Comics
42. 52 Millennium Edition: Detective Comics #27 2/00 D.C. Comics
43. 52 Rising Stars 1/2 Wizard World 2000 Con Edition 2000 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
44. 52 Lucifer #1 6/00 D.C./Vertigo Comics
45. 51 Superman #160 9/00 D.C. Comics
46. 51 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #18 6/00 Marvel Comics
47. 49 Batgirl #2 5/00 D.C. Comics
48. 48 Spawn #100 11/00 Image Comics
49. 47 Uncanny X-Men 381 Dynamic Forces Edition 6/00 Marvel Comics
50. 47 Wolverine 150 Dynamic Forces Edition 5/00 Marvel Comics
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More Key Comics From 2000

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2000, top 50 D.C. comics of 2000, more key comic books of 2000 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2000, or jump to this list of important comics from the 2000s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂