More Key Comic Books of 1983

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1983

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 1983 — 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 1983 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1983 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 1983 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1983; top 50 D.C. comics of 1983; all key comics from 1983 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 267 Judge Dredd #1 11/83 Eagle Comics
2. 225 Grendel #1 3/83 Comico
3. 115 Pacific Presents #2 4/83 Pacific Comics
4. 113 Alien Worlds #2 5/83 Pacific Comics
5. 104 Grendel #2 1983 Comico
6. 100 Alien Worlds #4 9/83 Pacific Comics
7. 91 Primer #5 1983 Comico
8. 50 American Flagg #1 10/83 First Comics
9. 43 Jon Sable, Freelance #1 6/83 First Comics
10. 42 Twisted Tales #2 4/83 Pacific Comics
11. 40 Justice Machine Annual #1 1983 Texas Comics
12. 39 Vampirella #112 3/83 Warren Publishing
13. 37 Groo the Wanderer #2 2/83 Pacific Comics
14. 34 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #500 4/83 Whitman
15. 33 Groo the Wanderer #3 4/83 Pacific Comics
16. 33 E-Man #1 4/83 First Comics
17. 32 Alien Worlds #5 12/83 Pacific Comics
18. 30 Judge Dredd #2 12/83 Eagle Comics
19. 28 Twisted Tales #3 6/83 Pacific Comics
20. 27 Elric #1 4/83 Pacific Comics
21. 26 Badger #1 12/83 Capital Comics
22. 26 Cerebus the Aardvark #54 9/83 Aardvark-Vanaheim
23. 24 Cerebus the Aardvark #56 11/83 Aardvark-Vanaheim
24. 24 Alien Worlds #3 7/83 Pacific Comics
25. 24 Silver Star #1 2/83 Pacific Comics
26. 23 Nexus v2 ##1 1983 Capital Comics
27. 22 Groo the Wanderer #6 12/83 Pacific Comics
28. 21 Groo the Wanderer #4 9/83 Pacific Comics
29. 20 Cerebus the Aardvark #55 10/83 Aardvark-Vanaheim
30. 19 Uncle Scrooge #199 5/83 Whitman
31. 19 Uncle Scrooge #198 4/83 Whitman
32. 19 Elfquest #15 2/83 Warp Graphics
33. 18 Whisper #1 12/83 Capital Comics
34. 18 Archie’s Girls, Betty and Veronica #322 2/83 Archie Publications
35. 18 Soap Opera Love #1 2/83 Charlton Comics
36. 18 Megaton #1 11/83 Megaton
37. 17 Groo the Wanderer #5 10/83 Pacific Comics
38. 17 Twisted Tales #4 8/83 Pacific Comics
39. 17 Uncle Scrooge #201 8/83 Whitman
40. 17 Uncle Scrooge #203 7/83 Whitman
41. 17 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #501 5/83 Whitman
42. 17 Albedo: The Prototype Issue #0 1983 Thoughts & Images
43. 16 Cerebus the Aardvark #50 5/83 Aardvark-Vanaheim
44. 16 Spirit #1 10/83 Kitchen Sink Press
45. 16 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #503 7/83 Whitman
46. 16 Berni Wrightson: Master of the Macabre #1 6/83 Pacific Comics
47. 16 Creepy #144 1/83 Warren Publishing
48. 16 Winnie the Pooh #31 8/83 Whitman
49. 16 Cerebus the Aardvark #53 8/83 Aardvark-Vanaheim
50. 15 Albedo: The Prototype Issue 0 Second Printing 1983 Thoughts & Images
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1983

For even more key comic books of 1983, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1983; top 50 D.C. comics of 1983; all key comics from 1983, 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! 🙂