More Key Comic Books of 1989

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1989

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 1989 — 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 1989 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1989 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 1989 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1989; top 50 D.C. comics of 1989; all key comics from 1989 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 351 Caliber Presents #1 1/89 Caliber Press
2. 267 The Crow #1 2/89 Caliber Press
3. 251 Predator #1 6/89 Dark Horse Comics
4. 228 Cry For Dawn #1 4/89 CFD Publications
5. 136 Miracleman #16 12/89 Eclipse
6. 132 The Crow #2 3/89 Caliber Press
7. 119 The Crow #4 1989 Caliber Press
8. 107 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/89 Archie Publications
9. 97 The Crow #3 8/89 Caliber Press
10. 62 Faust #1 1989 Northstar Publishing
11. 61 Aliens v2 ##1 8/89 Dark Horse Comics
12. 56 A Caliber Christmas #1 12/89 Caliber Press
13. 52 Predator #2 10/89 Dark Horse Comics
14. 49 Hobbit #1 8/89 Eclipse
15. 46 Aliens #3 1/89 Dark Horse Comics
16. 46 Cry For Dawn 1 Second Printing 12/89 CFD Publications
17. 41 3-D Zone #16 1989 3-D Zone
18. 39 Green Hornet #1 11/89 Now Comics
19. 38 Predator 1 Second Printing 9/89 Dark Horse Comics
20. 36 Aliens #6 7/89 Dark Horse Comics
21. 35 Dark Horse Presents #34 11/89 Dark Horse Comics
22. 32 Aliens #4 3/89 Dark Horse Comics
23. 31 Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2 7/89 Comico
24. 31 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #25 9/89 Mirage Studios
25. 29 Aliens #5 6/89 Dark Horse Comics
26. 28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7 Second Printing 1/89 Mirage Studios
27. 28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 2/89 Mirage Studios
28. 23 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26 10/89 Mirage Studios
29. 22 Predator #3 11/89 Dark Horse Comics
30. 21 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27 11/89 Mirage Studios
31. 21 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 8/89 Mirage Studios
32. 19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21 5/89 Mirage Studios
33. 18 Rock n’ Roll Comics #1 6/89 Revolutionary Comics
34. 17 Eightball #1 8/89 Fantagraphics Books
35. 17 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #19 3/89 Mirage Studios
36. 17 Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge Adventures #14 8/89 Gladstone
37. 16 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23 7/89 Mirage Studios
38. 16 Aliens v2 ##2 12/89 Dark Horse Comics
39. 15 Faust #2 1989 Northstar Publishing
40. 15 Faust #3 1989 Northstar Publishing
41. 14 Cheval Noir #1 8/89 Dark Horse Comics
42. 14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 6/89 Mirage Studios
43. 13 Blackthorne 3-D Series #75 Summer 1989 Blackthorne
44. 13 Cherry #8 1989 Last Gasp
45. 13 Dark Horse Presents #35 12/89 Dark Horse Comics
46. 12 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #20 4/89 Mirage Studios
47. 11 The Tick #4 4/89 New England Comics
48. 11 Snarf #13 12/89 Kitchen Sink Press
49. 10 Faust #4 1989 Northstar Publishing
50. 10 Flintstones Fun Book #11 1989 no publisher listed
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1989

For even more key comic books of 1989, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1989; top 50 D.C. comics of 1989; all key comics from 1989, 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! 🙂

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