More Key Comic Books of 1990

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1990

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 1990’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 1990 — 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 1990 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1990 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 1990 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1990; top 50 D.C. comics of 1990; all key comics from 1990 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 172 Aliens vs. Predator #1 6/90 Dark Horse Comics
2. 101 Miracleman #17 6/90 Eclipse
3. 101 Terminator: The Burning Earth #1 3/90 Now Comics
4. 99 Cry For Dawn #3 Fall 1990 CFD Publications
5. 86 Cry For Dawn #2 1990 CFD Publications
6. 84 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 6/90 Mirage Studios
7. 81 Miracleman #19 11/90 Eclipse
8. 76 Creatures of the Id #1 1/90 Caliber Press
9. 58 Miracleman #18 8/90 Eclipse
10. 57 Dark Horse Presents #36 2/90 Dark Horse Comics
11. 55 Men in Black #1 1/90 Aircel Comics
12. 53 Aliens vs. Predator #0 7/90 Dark Horse Comics
13. 52 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34 9/90 Mirage Studios
14. 52 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #32 8/90 Mirage Studios
15. 50 Dark Horse Presents 36 Variant Cover 2/90 Dark Horse Comics
16. 49 Legend of Zelda #1 1990 Valiant
17. 49 Terminator #1 8/90 Dark Horse Comics
18. 46 Aliens: Earth War #1 6/90 Dark Horse Comics
19. 43 Super Mario Bros. Special Edition #1 1990 Valiant
20. 43 Aliens vs. Predator #3 10/90 Dark Horse Comics
21. 42 Vampire Lestat #5 9/90 Innovation
22. 41 Predator #4 3/90 Dark Horse Comics
23. 40 Betty Boop’s Big Break #nn 10/90 First Publishing
24. 36 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 6/90 Mirage Studios
25. 34 Hobbit #3 1990 Eclipse
26. 34 Cheval Noir #7 5/90 Dark Horse Comics
27. 34 Aliens vs. Predator #2 8/90 Dark Horse Comics
28. 33 Aliens vs. Predator #4 12/90 Dark Horse Comics
29. 31 Orbit #1 1990 Eclipse
30. 31 Grafik Muzik #1 11/90 Caliber Press
31. 29 Vampire Lestat #1 1/90 Innovation
32. 28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas Special #1 12/90 Mirage Studios
33. 27 Caliber Presents #15 9/90 Caliber Press
34. 24 Super Mario Bros. #1 1990 Valiant
35. 23 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31 7/90 Mirage Studios
36. 23 Vampire Lestat #3 5/90 Innovation
37. 22 Hobbit #2 1990 Eclipse
38. 21 The Tick 8 Variant Cover 7/90 New England Comics
39. 21 Donald Duck Adventures #1 6/90 Disney Comics
40. 20 Aliens v2 ##4 5/90 Dark Horse Comics
41. 19 Give Me Liberty #1 6/90 Dark Horse Comics
42. 18 Hard Boiled #1 9/90 Dark Horse Comics
43. 18 Vampire Lestat #2 3/90 Innovation
44. 17 Men in Black #2 2/90 Aircel Comics
45. 16 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Movie #nn 1990 Mirage Studios
46. 16 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18 Second Printing 12/90 Mirage Studios
47. 15 Hard Boiled #2 12/90 Dark Horse Comics
48. 15 Married…With Children #1 6/90 Now Comics
49. 15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28 2/90 Mirage Studios
50. 14 Men in Black #3 3/90 Aircel Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1990

For even more key comic books of 1990, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1990; top 50 D.C. comics of 1990; all key comics from 1990, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1990s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂