More Key Comic Books of 1997

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1997

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 1997 — 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 1997 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1997 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 1997 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1997; top 50 D.C. comics of 1997; all key comics from 1997 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 520 Spawn 1 Black & White Edition
[See my post about this comic]
9/97 Image Comics
2. 73 Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1/2 2/97 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
3. 71 Star Wars: Boba Fett #1/2 12/97 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
4. 51 Sin City: Just Another Saturday Night #1/2 8/97 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
5. 49 American Entertainment: Encore Edition Witchblade 4/97 Image/Top Cow
6. 46 Tales of the Witchblade 1/2 Chromium Edition 1997 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
7. 45 Wizard Ace Edition: The Darkness #21 1997 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
8. 42 Witchblade #18 11/97 Image/Top Cow
9. 41 Darkness #2 1/97 Top Cow Publications
10. 40 Witchblade #13 4/97 Image/Top Cow
11. 40 Tomb Raider/Witchblade #1 12/97 Image/Top Cow
12. 38 Darkness #3 3/97 Image/Top Cow
13. 38 Danger Girl Preview nn American Entertainment Edit 12/97 Image/Cliffhanger
14. 35 Darkness 7 Variant Cover 8/97 Image/Top Cow
15. 34 Darkchylde: The Diary 1 1997 Con Edition 6/97 Image Comics
16. 34 Tears of Dawn 2 Numbered Edition 5/97 Sirius Entertainment
17. 33 Witchblade #15 7/97 Image/Top Cow
18. 32 Chastity: Theatre of Pain #1 2/97 Chaos! Comics
19. 31 Witchblade #14 5/97 Image/Top Cow
20. 30 Star Wars: Boba Fett 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 12/97 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
21. 29 Wizard Ace Edition: Star Wars: Dark Empire #13 1997 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
22. 27 Star Wars: A New Hope – The Special Edition #1 1/97 Dark Horse Comics
23. 26 Witchblade #12 3/97 Image/Top Cow
24. 25 Witchblade 14 Gold Foil Edition 5/97 Image/Top Cow
25. 25 Witchblade 18 American Entertainment Edition 11/97 Image/Top Cow
26. 25 The Maxx #34 12/97 Image Comics
27. 25 Tales of the Witchblade 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 1997 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
28. 24 Divine Right 3 Chromium Edition 11/97 Image Comics
29. 23 Ascension #1 10/97 Image/Top Cow
30. 23 Wizard Ace Edition: X-Files #19 1997 Topps-Wizard
31. 22 Danger Girl Preview #nn 12/97 Image/Cliffhanger
32. 22 Sin City: Sex & Violence #nn 3/97 Dark Horse Comics
33. 22 Tales of the Witchblade #1/2 6/97 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
34. 20 Danger Girl Preview nn Gold Edition 12/97 Image/Cliffhanger
35. 20 Death of Vampirella 1 Holochromium Edition 2/97 Harris
36. 20 Star Wars: The Last Command #1 11/97 Dark Horse Comics
37. 19 Darkchylde 4 Fear Edition 3/97 Image Comics
38. 18 Squee #1 4/97 Slave Labor
39. 18 Darkness #4 5/97 Image/Top Cow
40. 18 Witchblade #19 12/97 Image/Top Cow
41. 18 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1 5/97 Dark Horse Comics
42. 18 Darkness #8 10/97 Image/Top Cow
43. 18 Darkness #5 6/97 Image/Top Cow
44. 18 Coven 1 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 8/97 Awesome
45. 18 Death Dealer #3 4/97 Verotik
46. 17 Kiss: Psycho Circus #1 8/97 Image Comics
47. 17 Tomb Raider/Witchblade 1 Black Variant Cover 12/97 Image/Top Cow
48. 17 Star Wars #0 6/97 Dark Horse Comics
49. 16 Star Wars: The Last Command #2 12/97 Dark Horse Comics
50. 16 Chastity: Theatre of Pain 1 Onyx Premium Edition 2/97 Chaos! Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1997

For even more key comic books of 1997, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1997; top 50 D.C. comics of 1997; all key comics from 1997, 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! 🙂