Key Comics From 2015

January 13, 2017

2015

Key comics from 2015

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 2015, 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 2015, 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 2015. You can also drill down and see the top 50 Marvel comics of 2015, top 50 D.C. comics of 2015, and more key comic books of 2015 from other publishers.

Key Comics From 2015:

(Census data as of year-end 2016)

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,293 Star Wars #1 3/15 Marvel Comics
2. 1,086 Spider-Gwen #1 4/15 Marvel Comics
3. 787 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 1 JScottCampbe 8/15 Marvel Comics
4. 656 Star Wars 4 Boba Fett Variant Cover 6/15 Marvel Comics
5. 603 Star Wars 1 Sketch Edition 3/15 Marvel Comics
6. 583 Darth Vader #3 5/15 Marvel Comics
7. 533 Paper Girls #1 10/15 Image Comics
8. 507 Star Wars 1 Ross Variant Cover 3/15 Marvel Comics
9. 500 Spider-Gwen 1 Phantom Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
10. 475 Silk #1 4/15 Marvel Comics
11. 449 Spider-Gwen 1 Hughes Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
12. 448 Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 2 Bachalo Variant Co 8/15 Marvel Comics
13. 423 Spider-Gwen 1 Sketch Edition 4/15 Marvel Comics
14. 416 Batman #40 6/15 D.C. Comics
15. 405 Darth Vader #1 4/15 Marvel Comics
16. 396 Batman 40 Variant Cover 6/15 D.C. Comics
17. 359 Outcast Skybound 5th Anniversary Edition 1 Photo C 7/15 Image Comics
18. 353 Star Wars 1 Campbell Variant Cover 3/15 Marvel Comics
19. 348 Spider-Gwen 1 Anka Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
20. 329 Star Wars 7 Boba Fett Sketch Cover 9/15 Marvel Comics
21. 326 Spider-Gwen 1 Young Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
22. 318 Batman #43 10/15 D.C. Comics
23. 306 Amazing Spider-Man 1 JScottCampbell.com Edition 12/15 Marvel Comics
24. 305 Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 11/15 D.C. Comics
25. 300 Star Wars 1 Action Figure Variant Cover 3/15 Marvel Comics
26. 297 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 1 Campbell Var 8/15 Marvel Comics
27. 297 Star Wars 2 Action Figure Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
28. 293 Spider-Gwen 1 Phantom Sketch Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
29. 292 Deadpool #45 6/15 Marvel Comics
30. 289 Spider-Gwen 1 Midtown Comics Edition 4/15 Marvel Comics
31. 285 Secret Wars 1 HeroesCon Edition 7/15 Marvel Comics
32. 284 Descender #1 3/15 Image Comics
33. 279 Walking Dead #144 7/15 Image/Skybound
34. 277 Darth Vader 1 Action Figure Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
35. 271 Spider-Gwen 1 JScottCampbell.com Edition 12/15 Marvel Comics
36. 264 Walking Dead #138 3/15 Image/Skybound
37. 263 Monstress #1 11/15 Image Comics
38. 263 Star Wars 1 Ross Sketch Cover 3/15 Marvel Comics
39. 260 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 3 ComicXposure 10/15 Marvel Comics
40. 256 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 5 Campbell Var 11/15 Marvel Comics
41. 252 Batman Adventures 12 Comicon Box Variant Cover 2015 D.C. Comics
42. 242 Star Wars 1 Quesada Variant Cover 3/15 Marvel Comics
43. 236 Star Wars 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 3/15 Marvel Comics
44. 234 We Stand On Guard #1 7/15 Image Comics
45. 234 Amazing Spider-Man 1 Sketch Edition 12/15 Marvel Comics
46. 233 Amazing Spider-Man #1 12/15 Marvel Comics
47. 232 Silk 1 Lee Variant Cover 4/15 Marvel Comics
48. 227 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 2 Campbell Ske 9/15 Marvel Comics
49. 223 Batman 40 Kubert Variant Cover 6/15 D.C. Comics
50. 220 Walking Dead 1 WW New Orleans Sketch Edition 1/15 Image Comics
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More Key Comics From 2015

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2015, top 50 D.C. comics of 2015, more key comic books of 2015 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2015, 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! 🙂