Key Comics From 2006

January 13, 2017

2006

Key comics from 2006

[ Note: for the year prior, a newsstand rarity estimate of 2% exists 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 2006, 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 2006, 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 2006. You can also drill down and see the top 50 Marvel comics of 2006, top 50 D.C. comics of 2006, and more key comic books of 2006 from other publishers.

Key Comics From 2006:

(Census data as of year-end 2016)

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,262 Civil War #1 7/06 Marvel Comics
2. 1,504 Amazing Spider-Man #529 4/06 Marvel Comics
3. 1,449 Walking Dead #27 4/06 Image Comics
4. 1,184 Civil War 3 Variant Cover 9/06 Marvel Comics
5. 1,174 Wolverine: Origins 1 Wizard World 2006 Con Edition 6/06 Marvel Comics
6. 1,125 Wolverine: Origins 6 Wizard World 2006 Con Edition 11/06 Marvel Comics
7. 1,011 Civil War 1 Variant Cover 7/06 Marvel Comics
8. 999 Civil War 1 Aspen Variant Cover 7/06 Marvel Comics
9. 980 Civil War: Front Line 1 Wizard World 2006 Con Edit 8/06 Marvel Comics
10. 939 Civil War 1 Sketch Cover 7/06 Marvel Comics
11. 923 Wolverine: Origins 1 Variant Edition 6/06 Marvel Comics
12. 850 Civil War #2 8/06 Marvel Comics
13. 784 Ultimate Extinction 1 Wizard World 2006 Con Editio 3/06 Marvel Comics
14. 780 Marvel Zombies #1 2/06 Marvel Comics
15. 773 Wolverine: Origins 2 Canadian Variant 7/06 Marvel Comics
16. 768 Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #1 2/06 Marvel Comics
17. 682 Wolverine: Origins #1 6/06 Marvel Comics
18. 665 Civil War 2 Variant Cover 8/06 Marvel Comics
19. 656 All-Star Superman 1 Variant Cover 1/06 D.C. Comics
20. 604 Civil War 3 Sketch Cover 9/06 Marvel Comics
21. 602 Civil War 2 Second Printing 8/06 Marvel Comics
22. 579 Civil War #3 9/06 Marvel Comics
23. 569 Civil War 4 Variant Cover 10/06 Marvel Comics
24. 569 Wolverine: Origins 1 Director’s Cut Edition 2006 Marvel Comics
25. 559 Civil War #5 11/06 Marvel Comics
26. 553 Civil War 2 Sketch Cover 8/06 Marvel Comics
27. 549 Civil War #4 10/06 Marvel Comics
28. 479 Civil War #6 12/06 Marvel Comics
29. 459 Ultimate Spider-Man #100 11/06 Marvel Comics
30. 447 Marvel Zombies 1 Variant Edition 2/06 Marvel Comics
31. 428 Walking Dead #33 12/06 Image Comics
32. 426 Civil War 5 Sketch Cover 11/06 Marvel Comics
33. 426 Civil War: X-Men 1 Aspen Variant Cover 9/06 Marvel Comics
34. 419 Moon Knight 1 Sketch Cover 6/06 Marvel Comics
35. 418 Civil War 4 Sketch Cover 10/06 Marvel Comics
36. 416 Civil War 5 Variant Cover 11/06 Marvel Comics
37. 367 Justice League of America 1 Variant Cover 10/06 D.C. Comics
38. 349 All-Star Superman #1 1/06 D.C. Comics
39. 348 Incredible Hulk #92 4/06 Marvel Comics
40. 344 Batman 655 Variant Cover 9/06 D.C. Comics
41. 344 Wonder Woman #1 8/06 D.C. Comics
42. 340 Batman #655 9/06 D.C. Comics
43. 329 The Boys #1 10/06 D.C./Wildstorm
44. 324 Moon Knight #1 6/06 Marvel Comics
45. 319 Civil War 6 Variant Cover 12/06 Marvel Comics
46. 311 Marvel Zombies #2 3/06 Marvel Comics
47. 310 Wolverine: Origins #2 7/06 Marvel Comics
48. 300 Marvel Zombies #5 6/06 Marvel Comics
49. 298 Marvel Zombies #3 4/06 Marvel Comics
50. 295 Captain America #14 4/06 Marvel Comics
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More Key Comics From 2006

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2006, top 50 D.C. comics of 2006, more key comic books of 2006 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2006, 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! 🙂

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