More Key Comic Books of 1999

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1999

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 1999 — 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 1999 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1999 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 1999 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1999; top 50 D.C. comics of 1999; all key comics from 1999 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 300 Tomb Raider #1 12/99 Image/Top Cow
2. 185 Fathom 9 Holofoil Edition 10/99 Image/Top Cow
3. 173 Goon #1 3/99 Avatar Press
4. 149 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1 3/99 America’s Best Comics
5. 130 The Matrix: Comic Book Preview #nn 3/99 Warner Brothers
6. 119 Liberty Meadows #1 1999 Insight Studios
7. 98 Fathom #9 10/99 Image/Top Cow
8. 83 Tomb Raider 1 Holochrome Edition 12/99 Image/Top Cow
9. 81 Goon #3 7/99 Avatar Press
10. 78 Goon #2 5/99 Avatar Press
11. 72 Rising Stars #1 8/99 Image/Top Cow
12. 69 Darkness 25 Holofoil Edition 9/99 Image/Top Cow
13. 65 Dreams of Dawn #1/2 1999 Sirius-Wizard
14. 52 HeroBear and the Kid #1 1999 Astonish Comics
15. 50 Rising Stars 1 Speckle Holochrome Edition 8/99 Image/Top Cow
16. 49 Rising Stars 1 Wizard World 1999 Con Edition 8/99 Image/Top Cow
17. 47 Tomb Raider 1 Another Universe Edition 12/99 Image/Top Cow
18. 43 Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1/2 1999 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
19. 40 Fathom #4 3/99 Image/Top Cow
20. 38 Witchblade/Tomb Raider 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 12/99 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
21. 36 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace #1/2 5/99 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
22. 35 Undertaker 1 Silver Stamp Edition 4/99 Chaos! Comics
23. 34 Dawn Genesis Edition #nn 1999 Sirius-Wizard
24. 33 The Tenth: The Black Embrace 1 Dynamic Forces Holo 2/99 Image Comics
25. 33 Dawn: Return of the Goddess 1 Limited Edition 4/99 Sirius Entertainment
26. 32 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1 Dynamic Forces 3/99 America’s Best Comics
27. 32 Star Wars 0 Another Universe Edition 6/99 Dark Horse Comics
28. 31 Rising Stars #2 10/99 Image/Top Cow
29. 30 Fathom 8 Canadian Expo Blue Foil 9/99 Image/Top Cow
30. 28 You Know You’re a Slacker If… #nn 1999 VDP Publishing
31. 27 Tom Strong #1 6/99 America’s Best Comics
32. 27 Spawn: The Undead #1 6/99 Image Comics
33. 26 Kabuki 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 1999 Image-Wizard Pub.
34. 26 Bettie Page: Queen of the Nile #1 12/99 Dark Horse Comics
35. 26 Witchblade/Tomb Raider #1/2 12/99 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
36. 25 Top 10 #1 9/99 America’s Best Comics
37. 25 Aria 1 Speckle Holofoil Edition 1/99 Image/Avalon Comics
38. 25 Fathom 9 Midwest Foil Edition 10/99 Image/Top Cow
39. 25 Dreams of Dawn 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 1999 Sirius-Wizard
40. 25 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace #1 5/99 Dark Horse Comics
41. 24 Liberty Meadows #2 1999 Insight Studios
42. 24 Star Wars: Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire #1 1/99 Dark Horse Comics
43. 23 Spawn: The Dark Ages #1 3/99 Image Comics
44. 23 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #2 4/99 America’s Best Comics
45. 23 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 1/2 Wizard 5/99 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
46. 23 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3 Photo Co 5/99 Dark Horse Comics
47. 23 Tomb Raider 1 Another Universe Gold Foil 12/99 Image/Top Cow
48. 22 Fathom #5
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
5/99 Image/Top Cow
49. 21 Warlands 1 Holofoil Edition 8/99 Image/Dreamwave
50. 21 Star Wars: Episode I Queen Amidala 1 Dynamic Force 5/99 Dark Horse Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1999

For even more key comic books of 1999, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1999; top 50 D.C. comics of 1999; all key comics from 1999, 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! 🙂