More Key Comic Books of 1981

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1981

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 1980’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 1981 — 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 1981 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1981 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 1981 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1981; top 50 D.C. comics of 1981; all key comics from 1981 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 47 Love and Rockets #1 1981 A Hernandez Production
2. 47 Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1 11/81 Pacific Comics
3. 44 Vampirella #100 10/81 Warren Publishing
4. 32 Uncle Scrooge #189 10/81 Whitman
5. 32 Vampirella #94 3/81 Warren Publishing
6. 32 Donald Duck #228 6/81 Whitman
7. 28 Donald Duck #229 7/81 Whitman
8. 26 Flash Gordon #31 3/81 Whitman
9. 26 Flaming Carrot #1 Summer-Fall 1981 Killian Barracks Press
10. 24 Cerebus the Aardvark #31 10/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
11. 24 Charlton Bullseye #1 6/81 Charlton Comics
12. 24 Nexus #1 6/81 Capital Comics
13. 24 Vampirella #98 8/81 Warren Publishing
14. 22 Vampirella #99 9/81 Warren Publishing
15. 20 Bizarre Sex #9 8/81 Kitchen Sink Press
16. 20 Vampirella #97 7/81 Warren Publishing
17. 18 Vampirella #101 12/81 Warren Publishing
18. 17 Vampirella #96 5/81 Warren Publishing
19. 17 Cerebus the Aardvark #25 3/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
20. 17 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #484 1/81 Whitman
21. 16 Cerebus the Aardvark #33 12/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
22. 16 Vampirella #93 1/81 Warren Publishing
23. 16 Cerebus the Aardvark #27 6/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
24. 15 Cerebus the Aardvark #32 11/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
25. 15 Uncle Scrooge #190 11/81 Whitman
26. 14 Cerebus the Aardvark #28 7/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
27. 13 Cerebus the Aardvark #29 8/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
28. 13 Weirdo #1 3/81 Last Gasp
29. 12 Flash Gordon #33 5/81 Whitman
30. 12 Turok, Son of Stone #127 6/81 Whitman
31. 12 Cerebus the Aardvark #30 9/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
32. 12 Uncle Scrooge #185 6/81 Whitman
33. 12 Pink Panther #80 9/81 Whitman
34. 12 Flash Gordon #32 4/81 Whitman
35. 11 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #493 10/81 Whitman
36. 11 Cerebus the Aardvark #24 1/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
37. 11 Creepy #124 1/81 Warren Publishing
38. 11 Famous Monsters of Filmland #173 5/81 Warren Publishing
39. 10 Famous Monsters of Filmland #176 8/81 Warren Publishing
40. 10 FantaCo’s Chronicles Series #1 7/81 FantaCo Enterprises
41. 10 Famous Monsters of Filmland #179 11/81 Warren Publishing
42. 10 Uncle Scrooge #187 8/81 Whitman
43. 10 Cerebus the Aardvark #26 5/81 Aardvark-Vanaheim
44. 10 Famous Monsters of Filmland #170 1/81 Warren Publishing
45. 10 Eerie #125 10/81 Warren Publishing
46. 9 Pink Panther #79 7/81 Whitman
47. 9 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #492 11/81 Whitman
48. 9 Pink Panther #78 1/81 Whitman
49. 9 Famous Monsters of Filmland #175 7/81 Warren Publishing
50. 9 Famous Monsters of Filmland #174 6/81 Warren Publishing
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1981

For even more key comic books of 1981, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1981; top 50 D.C. comics of 1981; all key comics from 1981, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1980s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂