Key Comics From 2009

January 13, 2017

2009

Key comics from 2009

[ Note: four years 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 2009, 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 2009, 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 2009. You can also drill down and see the top 50 Marvel comics of 2009, top 50 D.C. comics of 2009, and more key comic books of 2009 from other publishers.

Key Comics From 2009:

(Census data as of year-end 2016)

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,909 The Marvels Project 1 Sketch Cover 10/09 Marvel Comics
2. 1,464 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Variant Edition 3/09 Marvel Comics
3. 805 Chew #1 6/09 Image Comics
4. 738 Walking Dead #61 5/09 Image Comics
5. 623 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Second Printing 3/09 Marvel Comics
6. 564 Amazing Spider-Man #607
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
11/09 Marvel Comics
7. 561 Dark Avengers 1 Sketch Cover 3/09 Marvel Comics
8. 465 Amazing Spider-Man #601
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
10/09 Marvel Comics
9. 451 Amazing Spider-Man #600
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
9/09 Marvel Comics
10. 442 Amazing Spider-Man #606
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
11/09 Marvel Comics
11. 426 Amazing Spider-Man #583
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
3/09 Marvel Comics
12. 390 Batman and Robin #1 8/09 D.C. Comics
13. 373 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Third Printing 3/09 Marvel Comics
14. 324 Chew #2 7/09 Image Comics
15. 293 Walking Dead #63 7/09 Image Comics
16. 272 Amazing Spider-Man 606 Atomic Comics/Golden Apple 11/09 Marvel Comics
17. 249 Uncanny X-Men 510 Variant Edition 7/09 Marvel Comics
18. 235 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1 Pittsburgh Comicon Ed 10/09 Marvel Comics
19. 224 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Fourth Printing 3/09 Marvel Comics
20. 214 Chew #3 8/09 Image Comics
21. 213 Batman and Robin 1 Variant Cover 8/09 D.C. Comics
22. 209 Image United 1 Sketch Cover 11/09 Image Comics
23. 199 Batman and Robin 1 Sketch Cover 8/09 D.C. Comics
24. 196 Gotham City Sirens #1 8/09 D.C. Comics
25. 186 Blackest Night 1 Sketch Cover 9/09 D.C. Comics
26. 183 Final Crisis #6 1/09 D.C. Comics
27. 177 Amazing Spider-Man 606 Variant Edition 11/09 Marvel Comics
28. 176 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Fifth Printing 3/09 Marvel Comics
29. 174 Amazing Spider-Man 600 Quesada Variant Cover 9/09 Marvel Comics
30. 172 Wolverine Weapon X 1 Sketch Cover 6/09 Marvel Comics
31. 167 Chew 1 Limited Edition 8/09 Image Comics
32. 167 Captain America #600 8/09 Marvel Comics
33. 165 Amazing Spider-Man 600 Romita Variant Cover 9/09 Marvel Comics
34. 153 Flash: Rebirth #1 6/09 D.C. Comics
35. 150 Walking Dead #66 10/09 Image Comics
36. 144 Haunt #1 10/09 Image Comics
37. 140 Savage Dragon 145 WonderCon Edition 2/09 Image Comics
38. 139 Wolverine Weapon X 1 Hero Initiative Edition 6/09 Marvel Comics
39. 139 Reborn 1 Sketch Cover 9/09 Marvel Comics
40. 136 Hulk 16 McGuinness Variant Cover 12/09 Marvel Comics
41. 136 Walking Dead #67 11/09 Image Comics
42. 126 Haunt: Preview #nn 7/09 Image Comics
43. 126 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 10/09 Marvel Comics
44. 125 Batman #686 4/09 D.C. Comics
45. 124 Walking Dead #59 3/09 Image Comics
46. 120 Chew #5 11/09 Image Comics
47. 119 Power Girl #1 7/09 D.C. Comics
48. 113 Walking Dead #68 12/09 Image Comics
49. 113 Blackest Night Ashcan 0 Retailer Incentive Edition 6/09 D.C. Comics
50. 110 Walking Dead #65 9/09 Image Comics
 « 2008  2010 » 

More Key Comics From 2009

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2009, top 50 D.C. comics of 2009, more key comic books of 2009 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2009, 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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