More Key Comic Books of 1987

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1987

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 1987 — 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 1987 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1987 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 1987 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1987; top 50 D.C. comics of 1987; all key comics from 1987 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 224 Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #219 7/87 Gladstone
2. 151 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 4/87 Mirage Studios
3. 144 Usagi Yojimbo #1 7/87 Fantagraphics Books
4. 129 Miracleman #13 11/87 Eclipse
5. 116 Lone Wolf & Cub #1 1987 First Comics
6. 112 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 Second Printing/MAN 5/87 Mirage Studios
7. 108 Miracleman #12 9/87 Eclipse
8. 69 Miracleman #11 5/87 Eclipse
9. 54 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 9/87 Mirage Studios
10. 51 Xenozoic Tales #1 2/87 Kitchen Sink Press
11. 41 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 Second Printing 5/87 Mirage Studios
12. 41 Space Ghost #1 12/87 Comico
13. 36 Uncle Scrooge #219 7/87 Gladstone
14. 36 Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge Adventures #1 11/87 Gladstone
15. 32 Megaton Explosion #nn 6/87 Megaton
16. 31 Blackthorne 3-D Series #20 7/87 Blackthorne
17. 31 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 6/87 Mirage Studios
18. 27 Heart of Darkness #2 3/87 Silverwolf Comics
19. 27 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 5/87 Mirage Studios
20. 21 Usagi Yojimbo #2 9/87 Fantagraphics Books
21. 21 Raphael 1 Second Printing 11/87 Mirage Studios
22. 19 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 10/87 Mirage Studios
23. 19 Lone Wolf & Cub #3 7/87 First Comics
24. 18 Blackthorne 3-D Series #30 12/87 Blackthorne
25. 17 Dark Horse Presents #10 9/87 Dark Horse Comics
26. 15 Lone Wolf & Cub #5 9/87 First Comics
27. 15 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 7/87 Mirage Studios
28. 15 Original Astro Boy #1 9/87 Now Comics
29. 15 Cerebus the Aardvark #100 7/87 Aardvark-Vanaheim
30. 15 Cherry #4 1987 Last Gasp
31. 14 Lone Wolf & Cub #4 8/87 First Comics
32. 14 Grendel: Devil’s Vagary #nn 10/87 Comico
33. 14 Lone Wolf & Cub #2 6/87 First Comics
34. 14 Donald Duck #250 2/87 Gladstone
35. 13 Turtle Soup #1 9/87 Mirage Studios
36. 13 Cherry #5 1987 Last Gasp
37. 13 Concrete #1 3/87 Dark Horse Comics
38. 13 Cerebus the Aardvark #94 1/87 Aardvark-Vanaheim
39. 12 Blackthorne 3-D Series #26 Winter 1987 Blackthorne
40. 10 Godzilla, King of the Monsters #1 8/87 Dark Horse Comics
41. 10 Xenozoic Tales #3 6/87 Kitchen Sink Press
42. 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5 Second Printing 11/87 Mirage Studios
43. 10 Blackthorne 3-D Series #25 Fall 1987 Blackthorne
44. 10 Lone Wolf & Cub #6 10/87 First Comics
45. 10 Flaming Carrot #16 6/87 Renegade Press
46. 9 Cerebus the Aardvark #98 5/87 Aardvark-Vanaheim
47. 9 Cerebus the Aardvark #96 3/87 Aardvark-Vanaheim
48. 9 Cerebus the Aardvark #95 2/87 Aardvark-Vanaheim
49. 9 Eclipse Graphic Album Series #15 11/87 Eclipse
50. 9 Captain EO 3-D #18 7/87 Eclipse
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1987

For even more key comic books of 1987, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1987; top 50 D.C. comics of 1987; all key comics from 1987, 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! 🙂