More Key Comic Books of 1982

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1982

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 1982 — 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 1982 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1982 comics from this exercise, but we will not necessarily get an all-encompassing list (for example Graphic Fantasy #1, which features the lowest print run for a key first appearance of any major modern superhero is arguably one of the mega-keys of the decade yet it sorts itself off of the bottom of the list simply because so few copies actually exist). 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 1982 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1982; top 50 D.C. comics of 1982; all key comics from 1982 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 442 Primer #2 1982 Comico
2. 224 Groo the Wanderer #1 12/82 Pacific Comics
3. 219 Starslayer #2 4/82 Pacific Comics
4. 159 Pacific Presents #1 10/82 Pacific Comics
5. 149 Destroyer Duck #1 2/82 Eclipse
6. 101 Twisted Tales #1 11/82 Pacific Comics
7. 84 Cherry Poptart #1 1982 Last Gasp
8. 70 Ms. Mystic #1 10/82 Pacific Comics
9. 68 Archie’s Girls, Betty and Veronica #320
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Archie Publications
10. 68 Starslayer #1 2/82 Pacific Comics
11. 65 Alien Worlds #1 12/82 Pacific Comics
12. 64 Uncle Scrooge #195 3/82 Whitman
13. 44 Starslayer #5 11/82 Pacific Comics
14. 42 Starslayer #3 6/82 Pacific Comics
15. 29 Archie’s Pals ‘N’ Gals #161 11/82 Archie Publications
16. 24 Cherry Poptart 1 Second Printing 1982 Last Gasp
17. 21 Vampirella #103 3/82 Warren Publishing
18. 21 Stephen King’s Creepshow #nn 7/82 Plume
19. 21 Vampirella #110 12/82 Warren Publishing
20. 21 Uncle Scrooge #196 4/82 Whitman
21. 21 Jughead #325
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Archie Publications
22. 18 Vampirella #102 1/82 Warren Publishing
23. 18 Uncle Scrooge #197 5/82 Whitman
24. 17 Cerebus the Aardvark #38 5/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
25. 16 Love and Rockets #1 Fall 1982 Fantagraphics Books
26. 15 Turok, Son of Stone #130 4/82 Whitman
27. 14 Vampirella #104 4/82 Warren Publishing
28. 14 Cerebus the Aardvark #34 1/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
29. 14 Cerebus the Aardvark #39 6/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
30. 14 Archie’s Girls, Betty and Veronica 320 Canadian Ed 10/82 Archie Publications
31. 14 Vampirella #106 7/82 Warren Publishing
32. 14 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #496 2/82 Whitman
33. 14 Cerebus the Aardvark #36 3/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
34. 14 Soap Opera Romances #1 7/82 Charlton Comics
35. 12 Cerebus the Aardvark #37 4/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
36. 12 Starslayer #4 8/82 Pacific Comics
37. 12 Wild Animals #1 12/82 Pacific Comics
38. 11 Cerebus the Aardvark #35 2/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
39. 11 Vampirella #107 8/82 Warren Publishing
40. 11 Vampirella #108 9/82 Warren Publishing
41. 11 Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #3 3/82 Pacific Comics
42. 11 Cerebus the Aardvark #44 11/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
43. 11 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #495 2/82 Whitman
44. 11 Cerebus the Aardvark #45 12/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
45. 11 Space Family Robinson Lost in Space #58 2/82 Whitman
46. 10 Creepy #138 6/82 Warren Publishing
47. 10 Primer #1 1982 Comico
48. 10 Cerebus the Aardvark #41 8/82 Aardvark-Vanaheim
49. 9 Vampirella #105 5/82 Warren Publishing
50. 9 Vampirella #109 10/82 Warren Publishing
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1982

For even more key comic books of 1982, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1982; top 50 D.C. comics of 1982; all key comics from 1982, 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! 🙂