More Key Comic Books of 2003

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 2003

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 2003 — 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 2003 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 2003 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 2003 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2003; top 50 D.C. comics of 2003; all key comics from 2003 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,617 Walking Dead #1 10/03 Image Comics
2. 1,185 Walking Dead #2 11/03 Image Comics
3. 1,007 Walking Dead #3 12/03 Image Comics
4. 700 Donald Duck Adventures-Free Comic Book Day nn Gems 5/03 Gemstone
5. 662 Invincible #1 1/03 Image Comics
6. 189 Invincible 1 Limited Edition 1/03 Image Comics
7. 183 Transformers: Generation 1 v2 #1 Retailer Incentiv 4/03 Dreamwave Productions
8. 157 G.I. Joe 21 Turner Variant Cover 8/03 Image Comics
9. 152 Goon #1 6/03 Dark Horse Comics
10. 139 Aspen Sketchbook 1 Convention Edition 2003 Aspen
11. 139 Invincible #2 2/03 Image Comics
12. 124 Transformers: Generation 1 v2 #1 Dynamic Forces Ed 4/03 Dreamwave Productions
13. 121 Capes #1 9/03 Image Comics
14. 119 Darkness: Prelude nn Dynamic Forces Edition 1/03 Image/Top Cow
15. 110 Wanted 1 Wizard World 2003 Con Edition 12/03 Image/Top Cow
16. 110 Transformers: Generation 1 v2 #1 Holofoil Edition 4/03 Dreamwave Productions
17. 100 Wanted #1 12/03 Image/Top Cow
18. 91 Michael Turner Presents: Aspen 1 Wizard World East 7/03 Aspen
19. 91 Wanted 1 Silvestri Variant Cover 12/03 Image/Top Cow
20. 81 Invincible #3 3/03 Image Comics
21. 79 Michael Turner’s Fathom Beginnings 1 Wizard World 2003 Aspen
22. 79 Wanted 1 Variant Cover 12/03 Image/Top Cow
23. 75 Michael Turner’s Soulfire Preview 1 Pittsburgh Com 2003 Aspen
24. 72 The Agents #6 9/03 Image Comics
25. 72 Michael Turner’s Soulfire Beginnings 1 Wizard Worl 2003 Aspen
26. 69 Michael Turner’s Soulfire Preview #1 2003 Aspen
27. 67 Street Fighter 1 Holofoil Edition 9/03 Image Comics
28. 63 Dark Days #1 6/03 IDW Publishing
29. 60 Michael Turner Presents: Aspen #1 7/03 Aspen
30. 59 Star Wars Tales 15 Photo Cover Variant 3/03 Dark Horse Comics
31. 56 Transformers: G.I. Joe 1 Holofoil Edition 8/03 Dreamwave Productions
32. 52 Street Fighter 0 Dynamic Forces Edition 8/03 Image Comics
33. 50 Alan Moore’s Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths #1 9/03 Avatar Press
34. 48 Street Fighter 0 Dynamic Forces Black Foil 8/03 Image Comics
35. 45 Ekos Preview #1 2003 Aspen
36. 45 Ekos Preview 1 Pittsburgh Comic Con Edition 2003 Aspen
37. 44 Dead @ 17 Preview #00 2003 Viper Comics
38. 41 Goon #2 8/03 Dark Horse Comics
39. 41 Tomb Raider: Scarface’s Treasure nn Dynamic Forces 2003 Image/Top Cow
40. 40 Invincible #4 4/03 Image Comics
41. 39 Michael Turner Presents: Aspen 3 Wizard World #2003 8/03 Aspen
42. 38 Aspen Sketchbook 1 Aspenstore.com Edition 2003 Aspen
43. 37 Masters of the Universe v2 #1 Variant Cover 3/03 Image/MV Creations
44. 37 Street Fighter 0 Wizard World 2003 Con Edition 8/03 Image Comics
45. 37 Invincible #5 6/03 Image Comics
46. 36 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #1 1/03 IDW Publishing
47. 34 Dead @ 17 #1 2003 Viper Comics
48. 32 Masters of the Universe v2 ##1 3/03 Image/MV Creations
49. 29 Street Fighter 3 Holofoil Edition 11/03 Image Comics
50. 29 G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers 1 Holofoil Edition 6/03 Image Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 2003

For even more key comic books of 2003, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2003; top 50 D.C. comics of 2003; all key comics from 2003, 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! 🙂

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