More Key Comic Books of 1992

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1992

The year 1992 saw the emergence of Image Comics onto the scene.  Some concluded Image was exclusively direct edition, but as it turns out, under the mountain of direct edition copies they sold, there was also a small sliver of copies that were distributed on newsstands — 1% by one insider’s estimate.  You’ll see a lot of CGC-recognized newsstand variants from among Image’s comics, as they quite often were manufactured differently, causing CGC to break them out as distinct from their direct edition counter-parts.

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 1992 — 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 1992 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1992 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 100 most-submitted comics from publishers other than Marvel or D.C. from 1992 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1992; top 50 D.C. comics of 1992; all key comics from 1992 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 5,599 Spawn #1
[See my post about the rare newsstand edition of this comic]
5/92 Image Comics
2. 1,458 Rai #0 11/92 Valiant
3. 1,254 Harbinger #1 1/92 Valiant
4. 1,037 Eternal Warrior #4 11/92 Valiant
5. 964 X-O Manowar #1 2/92 Valiant
6. 622 Spawn #2 6/92 Image Comics
7. 621 Solar, Man of the Atom #10 6/92 Valiant
8. 601 Harbinger 0 Pink Variant 1992 Valiant
9. 546 Shadowman #1 5/92 Valiant
10. 465 Rai #1 3/92 Valiant
11. 417 Magnus Robot Fighter #12 5/92 Valiant
12. 415 Spawn #4 9/92 Image Comics
13. 397 Rai #3 5/92 Valiant
14. 380 Archer & Armstrong #0 7/92 Valiant
15. 356 WildC.A.T.S. #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
8/92 Image Comics
16. 344 Rai #4 6/92 Valiant
17. 333 Spawn #3 8/92 Image Comics
18. 329 Shadowman #8 12/92 Valiant
19. 316 X-O Manowar #4 5/92 Valiant
20. 254 Unity 1 Gold Edition 10/92 Valiant
21. 252 Unity 0 Red Logo Variant 8/92 Valiant
22. 242 Magnus Robot Fighter 0 Mail-order Edition 1992 Valiant
23. 241 Harbinger #2 2/92 Valiant
24. 239 Magnus Robot Fighter #0 1992 Valiant
25. 232 Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Edition 8/92 Valiant
26. 217 Youngblood #1 4/92 Image Comics
27. 208 Eternal Warrior #1 8/92 Valiant
28. 205 Rai #2 4/92 Valiant
29. 205 X-O Manowar #2 3/92 Valiant
30. 203 Savage Dragon Limited Series #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
7/92 Image Comics
31. 199 Unity 1 Platinum Edition 10/92 Valiant
32. 188 Rai #5 7/92 Valiant
33. 184 Harbinger #4 4/92 Valiant
34. 181 WildC.A.T.S. 2 Prism Cover 9/92 Image Comics
35. 175 Harbinger #3 3/92 Valiant
36. 171 Spawn #5 10/92 Image Comics
37. 155 X-O Manowar #3 4/92 Valiant
38. 144 Unity #0 8/92 Valiant
39. 143 Evil Ernie #2 1/92 Malibu/Eternity
40. 141 Army of Darkness #1 11/92 Dark Horse Comics
41. 138 Eternal Warrior #5 12/92 Valiant
42. 133 Archer & Armstrong 0 Gold Edition 6/92 Valiant
43. 128 Archer & Armstrong #1 8/92 Valiant
44. 126 X-O Manowar #5 6/92 Valiant
45. 125 Harbinger #10 10/92 Valiant
46. 124 Vampirella #1 11/92 Harris
47. 122 Spawn #6 11/92 Image Comics
48. 115 WildC.A.T.S. 1 Gold Edition 8/92 Image Comics
49. 112 Cyberforce Limited Series #1 10/92 Image/Top Cow
50. 108 Solar, Man of the Atom #6 2/92 Valiant
51. 107 X-O Manowar #6 7/92 Valiant
52. 105 Unity #1 10/92 Valiant
53. 105 Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Variant Cover 8/92 Valiant
54. 103 Harbinger #6 6/92 Valiant
55. 99 Shadowhawk #1 8/92 Image Comics
56. 97 Shadowman #2 6/92 Valiant
57. 96 Magnus Robot Fighter #10 3/92 Valiant
58. 95 Malibu Sun #13 5/92 Malibu Comics
59. 94 Solar, Man of the Atom #7 3/92 Valiant
60. 94 Harbinger #5 5/92 Valiant
61. 90 Magnus Robot Fighter #8 1/92 Valiant
62. 87 Solar, Man of the Atom #11 7/92 Valiant
63. 86 H.A.R.D. Corps #1 12/92 Valiant
64. 82 Solar, Man of the Atom #9 5/92 Valiant
65. 81 Solar, Man of the Atom 10 Second Printing 6/92 Valiant
66. 81 Dark Horse Presents: Aliens 1 Platinum Edition 1992 Dark Horse Comics
67. 80 Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter 1 Platinum Editi 11/92 Dark Horse-Valiant
68. 80 H.A.R.D. Corps 1 Gold Edition 12/92 Valiant
69. 80 Harbinger #0 1992 Valiant
70. 78 Cry For Dawn #9 Spring 1992 CFD Publications
71. 77 Magnus Robot Fighter #9 2/92 Valiant
72. 76 Harbinger #7 7/92 Valiant
73. 75 Miracleman #23 6/92 Eclipse
74. 75 Shadowman #3 7/92 Valiant
75. 72 Solar, Man of the Atom #8 4/92 Valiant
76. 72 Evil Ernie #4 3/92 Malibu/Eternity
77. 69 Star Wars: Dark Empire #5 8/92 Dark Horse Comics
78. 66 Star Wars: Dark Empire #6 10/92 Dark Horse Comics
79. 65 Evil Ernie #5 4/92 Malibu/Eternity
80. 64 Evil Ernie #3 2/92 Malibu/Eternity
81. 63 Cry For Dawn #7 Winter 1992 CFD Publications
82. 61 Rai #6 8/92 Valiant
83. 60 Solar, Man of the Atom #5 1/92 Valiant
84. 59 Eternal Warrior #2 9/92 Valiant
85. 58 Bone #4 3/92 Cartoon Books
86. 58 Magnus Robot Fighter #14 7/92 Valiant
87. 56 X-O Manowar #7 8/92 Valiant
88. 54 Rai #7 9/92 Valiant
89. 50 Harbinger #9 9/92 Valiant
90. 49 Star Wars: Dark Empire #3 4/92 Dark Horse Comics
91. 47 Magnus Robot Fighter #11 4/92 Valiant
92. 46 X-O Manowar #8 9/92 Valiant
93. 46 Magnus Robot Fighter #13 6/92 Valiant
94. 46 Star Wars: Dark Empire #4 4/92 Dark Horse Comics
95. 45 Dark Horse Presents #62 1992 Dark Horse Comics
96. 45 Cry For Dawn #8 Winter 1992 CFD Publications
97. 44 Archer & Armstrong #2 9/92 Valiant
98. 41 Rai #8 10/92 Valiant
99. 40 Evil Ernie Special Limited Edition #1 6/92 Malibu/Adventure Comics
100. 40 John Byrne’s Next Men #1 1/92 Dark Horse Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1992

For even more key comic books of 1992, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1992; top 50 D.C. comics of 1992; all key comics from 1992, 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! 🙂