More Key Comic Books of 1978

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1978

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 1970’s page [which has links to see other years within the decade], the list you are about to see involves no judgment or pricing data, but rather simply ranks the universe of comics published in 1978 — by publishers other than Marvel or D.C. for this particular page — according to how many copies have passed through CGC’s doors to date, to tease out a list of more key comic books of 1978 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1978 comics from this exercise, but we will not necessarily get an all-encompassing list. So without further ado, here below is a list of the top 50 most-submitted comics from publishers other than Marvel or D.C. from 1978 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1978; top 50 D.C. comics of 1978; all key comics from 1978 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 200 Fantasy Quarterly #1 Spring 1978 Independent Pub. Synd.
2. 187 Cerebus the Aardvark #1 12/77-1/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
3. 85 Cerebus the Aardvark #2 2-3/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
4. 69 Cerebus the Aardvark #6 10/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
5. 64 Cerebus the Aardvark #3 4/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
6. 51 Cerebus the Aardvark #4 6/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
7. 50 Cerebus the Aardvark #5 8/78 Aardvark-Vanaheim
8. 50 Star Trek #57 11/78 Gold Key
9. 47 Star Trek #52 5/78 Gold Key
10. 45 Star Trek #54 8/78 Gold Key
11. 44 Star Trek #58 12/78 Gold Key
12. 37 Twilight Zone #84 6/78 Gold Key
13. 32 Silver Surfer #nn 1978 Fireside
14. 30 Star Trek #53 7/78 Gold Key
15. 29 Star Trek #55 9/78 Gold Key
16. 29 Star Trek #51 3/78 Gold Key
17. 29 Star Trek #50 1/78 Gold Key
18. 28 Star Trek #56 10/78 Gold Key
19. 22 Vampirella #68 4/78 Warren Publishing
20. 21 Underdog #22 12/78 Gold Key
21. 21 Vampirella #67 3/78 Warren Publishing
22. 19 House of Horror #1 4/78 Warren Publishing
23. 19 Vampirella #70 7/78 Warren Publishing
24. 19 Underdog #20 8/78 Gold Key
25. 18 Vampirella #71 8/78 Warren Publishing
26. 17 Mad #196 1/78 E.C. Comics
27. 17 Vampirella #73 10/78 Warren Publishing
28. 17 Vampirella #74 12/78 Warren Publishing
29. 17 Vampirella #66 1/78 Warren Publishing
30. 16 Bullwinkle and Rocky #19 3/78 Gold Key
31. 15 1984 #1 6/78 Warren Publishing
32. 15 Vampirella #72 9/78 Warren Publishing
33. 15 Eerie #97 11/78 Warren Publishing
34. 15 Eerie #95 9/78 Warren Publishing
35. 14 Creepy #98 6/78 Warren Publishing
36. 14 Famous Monsters of Filmland #148 10/78 Warren Publishing
37. 14 Eerie #90 2/78 Warren Publishing
38. 14 Vampirella #69 5/78 Warren Publishing
39. 14 Eerie #96 10/78 Warren Publishing
40. 14 Turok, Son of Stone #116 7/78 Gold Key
41. 13 Creepy #101 9/78 Warren Publishing
42. 13 Famous Monsters of Filmland #143 5/78 Warren Publishing
43. 12 Famous Monsters of Filmland #145 7/78 Warren Publishing
44. 12 Future World Comix #1 9/78 Warren Publishing
45. 12 Uncle Scrooge #150 3/78 Gold Key
46. 12 Creepy #95 2/78 Warren Publishing
47. 11 Famous Monsters of Filmland #142 4/78 Warren Publishing
48. 11 Uncle Scrooge #159 12/78 Gold Key
49. 11 Uncle Scrooge #156 9/78 Gold Key
50. 11 Uncle Scrooge #148 1/78 Gold Key
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1978

For even more key comic books of 1978, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1978; top 50 D.C. comics of 1978; all key comics from 1978, 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! 🙂