More Key Comic Books of 1979

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1979

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 1979 — 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 1979 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1979 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 1979 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1979; top 50 D.C. comics of 1979; all key comics from 1979 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 87 Battle of the Planets #1 6/79 Gold Key
2. 61 Cerebus the Aardvark #9 4-5/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
3. 59 Cerebus the Aardvark #10 6-7/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
4. 59 Cerebus the Aardvark #8 2-3/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
5. 56 Cerebus the Aardvark #7 12/78-1/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
6. 43 Cerebus the Aardvark #12 10-11/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
7. 42 Happy Days #1 3/79 Gold Key
8. 41 Star Trek #59 1/79 Gold Key
9. 40 Star Trek #60 2/79 Gold Key
10. 39 Cerebus the Aardvark #11 8-9/79 Aardvark-Vanaheim
11. 38 Star Trek #61 3/79 Gold Key
12. 31 Vampirella #78 5/79 Warren Publishing
13. 26 Richie Rich & His Girlfriends #1 4/79 Harvey Publications
14. 26 Best Buy Comics #1 2/79 Apex Novelties
15. 24 Creepy #113 11/79 Warren Publishing
16. 24 Fangoria #1 8/79 O’Quinn Studios
17. 22 Vampirella #79 7/79 Warren Publishing
18. 22 Elfquest #1 4/79 Warp Graphics
19. 21 Vampirella #75 1/79 Warren Publishing
20. 21 Richie Rich and His Mean Cousin Reggie #1 4/79 Harvey Publications
21. 20 Visions #1 1979 Vision Publications
22. 20 Buck Rogers #2 8/79 Gold Key
23. 19 Battle of the Planets #3 10/79 Gold Key
24. 19 Warren Presents Special Edition #nn 6/79 Warren Publishing
25. 19 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #462 3/79 Gold Key
26. 18 Creepy #107 5/79 Warren Publishing
27. 17 Battle of the Planets #2 8/79 Gold Key
28. 16 Vampirella #80 8/79 Warren Publishing
29. 16 Vampirella #82 10/79 Warren Publishing
30. 16 Vampirella #83 12/79 Warren Publishing
31. 16 Uncle Scrooge #160 1/79 Gold Key
32. 14 Eerie #100 3-4/79 Warren Publishing
33. 14 Eerie #101 6/79 Warren Publishing
34. 14 Uncle Scrooge #171 12/79 Gold Key
35. 14 Rook #1 10/79 Warren Publishing
36. 13 Famous Monsters of Filmland #157 9/79 Warren Publishing
37. 13 Famous Monsters of Filmland #158 10/79 Warren Publishing
38. 13 Famous Monsters of Filmland #151 3/79 Warren Publishing
39. 13 Vampirella #77 4/79 Warren Publishing
40. 13 Turok, Son of Stone #119 1/79 Gold Key
41. 13 Famous Monsters of Filmland #150 1/79 Warren Publishing
42. 13 Battle of the Planets #4 12/79 Gold Key
43. 13 Creepy #111 9/79 Warren Publishing
44. 12 Uncle Scrooge #163 4/79 Gold Key
45. 12 Eerie #99 2/79 Warren Publishing
46. 12 Creepy #104 1/79 Warren Publishing
47. 12 Creepy #105 2/79 Warren Publishing
48. 12 Creepy #108 6/79 Warren Publishing
49. 12 Creepy #109 7/79 Warren Publishing
50. 12 Creepy #110 8/79 Warren Publishing
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1979

For even more key comic books of 1979, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1979; top 50 D.C. comics of 1979; all key comics from 1979, 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! 🙂

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