More Key Comic Books of 2002

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 2002

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 2000’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 2002 — 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 2002 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 2002 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 2002 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2002; top 50 D.C. comics of 2002; all key comics from 2002 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 857 Transformers: Generation 1 #1 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
2. 780 Transformers: Generation 1 1 Holofoil Edition 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
3. 405 Transformers: Generation 1 1 Retailer Incentive Ed 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
4. 257 30 Days of Night #1 6/02 IDW Publishing
5. 255 Transformers Armada 1 Holofoil Edition 7/02 Dreamwave Productions
6. 207 Battle of the Planets 1 Holofoil Edition 8/02 Image/Top Cow
7. 125 30 Days of Night #3 10/02 IDW Publishing
8. 122 Transformers: Generation 1 #2 5/02 Dreamwave Productions
9. 116 30 Days of Night #2 8/02 IDW Publishing
10. 115 Transformers: Generation 1 #3 6/02 Dreamwave Productions
11. 101 Goon v2 ##1 2002 Albatross
12. 97 Transformers Armada #1 7/02 Dreamwave Productions
13. 87 Battle of the Planets 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 8/02 Image/Top Cow
14. 83 Darkness v2 #1 Holofoil Edition 12/02 Image/Top Cow
15. 78 Transformers: Generation 1 Preview #nn 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
16. 74 Pro #1 7/02 Image Comics
17. 69 Star Wars: Tales – A Jedi’s Weapon 1 Free Comic Bo 5/02 Dark Horse Comics
18. 67 Masters of the Universe 1 Gold Foil Edition 11/02 Image/MV Creations
19. 64 Transformers: Generation 1 Preview nn Retailer Inc 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
20. 60 G.I. Joe: 2002 Convention Special #nn 2002 Image Comics
21. 59 Masters of the Universe Promotional Issue #nn 7/02 Image/MV Creations
22. 52 Battle of the Planets #1/2 2002 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
23. 52 Darkness v2 ##1 12/02 Image/Top Cow
24. 49 Noble Causes: Family Secrets 3 Variant Cover 12/02 Image Comics
25. 44 Goon Color Special #1 2002 Albatross
26. 42 Battle of the Planets #1 8/02 Image/Top Cow
27. 40 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen v2 ##1 9/02 America’s Best Comics
28. 39 Micronauts 2002 Convention Special #nn 2002 Image Comics
29. 39 Masters of the Universe #1 11/02 Image/MV Creations
30. 38 I Love New York #nn 2002 Linsner.com
31. 37 Goon v2 ##2 2002 Albatross
32. 33 Masters of the Universe 1 Variant Cover 11/02 Image/MV Creations
33. 33 Battle of the Planets #2 9/02 Image/Top Cow
34. 31 Battle of the Planets 1 Campbell Variant Cover 8/02 Image/Top Cow
35. 31 Fathom 14 Pittsburgh Comic Con Edition 5/02 Image/Top Cow
36. 31 Noble Causes: Family Secrets #3 12/02 Image Comics
37. 29 Kiss 1 Photo Variant Cover 6/02 Dark Horse Comics
38. 29 Battle of the Planets 1 Silvestri Variant Cover 8/02 Image/Top Cow
39. 29 Transformers: Generation 1 1 Second Printing 4/02 Dreamwave Productions
40. 29 Lady Death: The Gauntlet 2 Variant Cover 4/02 Chaos! Comics
41. 29 Goon v2 ##4 2002 Albatross
42. 29 Transformers: The War Within 1 Lenticular Cover 10/02 Dreamwave Productions
43. 28 Sports Illustrated v96 ##7 February 18 2002
44. 28 Savage Dragon #102 8/02 Image Comics
45. 27 Tech Jacket #1 11/02 Image Comics
46. 26 Goon v2 ##3 2002 Albatross
47. 25 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen v2 ##2 10/02 America’s Best Comics
48. 25 Battle of the Planets 1 Turner Variant Cover 8/02 Image/Top Cow
49. 25 Transformers: The War Within #1 10/02 Dreamwave Productions
50. 24 Futurama #8 3/02 Bongo Comics Group
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Even More Key Comic Books of 2002

For even more key comic books of 2002, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2002; top 50 D.C. comics of 2002; all key comics from 2002, or jump to this list of important comics from the 2000s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂