More Key Comic Books of 2004

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 2004

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 2004 — 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 2004 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 2004 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 2004 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2004; top 50 D.C. comics of 2004; all key comics from 2004 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 800 Walking Dead #4 1/04 Image Comics
2. 784 Walking Dead #6 3/04 Image Comics
3. 742 Walking Dead #9 6/04 Image Comics
4. 724 Walking Dead #5 2/04 Image Comics
5. 695 Walking Dead #7 4/04 Image Comics
6. 695 Walking Dead #10 7/04 Image Comics
7. 619 Walking Dead #8 5/04 Image Comics
8. 462 Walking Dead #11 8/04 Image Comics
9. 426 Walking Dead #12 9/04 Image Comics
10. 268 Walking Dead #13 10/04 Image Comics
11. 264 Walking Dead #14 11/04 Image Comics
12. 237 Conan #1 2/04 Dark Horse Comics
13. 202 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 1 Diamond Previews Editi 9/04 Aspen
14. 182 Hellboy Premiere Edition #nn 2004 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
15. 175 Michael Turner’s Soulfire #1 9/04 Aspen
16. 123 Wizard Ace Edition: Wanted #1 6/04 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
17. 115 Walking Dead 2 Second Printing 2/04 Image Comics
18. 110 Cerebus the Aardvark #300 3/04 Aardvark-Vanaheim
19. 110 Hack/Slash #1 4/04 Devil’s Due
20. 110 Transformers: Generation 1 v3 #1 Silver Snail Edit 1/04 Dreamwave Productions
21. 108 Walking Dead 8 Second Printing 5/04 Image Comics
22. 106 Michael Turner’s Soulfire #0 2004 Aspen
23. 93 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 1 Wizard World 2004 Con 9/04 Aspen
24. 92 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 0 Dynamic Forces Edition 2004 Aspen
25. 92 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 0 Wizard World 2004 Con 2004 Aspen
26. 87 Wanted 1 Death Row Edition 2/04 Image/Top Cow
27. 85 Walking Dead 7 Second Printing 4/04 Image Comics
28. 83 Conan 1 Second Printing 2/04 Dark Horse Comics
29. 80 Across the Pond Presents 1 CGC Variant 12/04 Across the Pond Studios
30. 79 Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 7/04 Devil’s Due
31. 78 Hunter-Killer 0 Wizard World 2004 Con Edition 2004 Image/Top Cow
32. 73 Gray Area 1 Retailer Incentive Edition 6/04 Image Comics
33. 65 Metal Gear Solid 1 Retailer Incentive Edition 9/04 IDW Publishing
34. 63 Michael Turner’s Fathom: Dawn of War 2 Wizard Worl 2004 Aspen
35. 58 Conan #2 3/04 Dark Horse Comics
36. 58 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 2 Variant Cover 2004 Aspen
37. 54 Ant 1 Retailer Incentive Edition 9/04 Arcana
38. 53 Michael Turner’s Soulfire #2 2004 Aspen
39. 53 Hellboy Premiere Edition nn Wizard World 2004 Con 2004 Dark Horse-Wizard Pub.
40. 52 Devil May Cry #1 3/04 Dreamwave Productions
41. 52 Abadazad #1 3/04 CrossGen Comics
42. 50 Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes 1 Retailer Incenti 7/04 Devil’s Due
43. 48 Ant 1 Fantastic Realm Edition 6/04 Arcana
44. 47 Gray Area 1 Wizard World 2004 Con Edition 6/04 Image Comics
45. 47 Metal Gear Solid #1 9/04 IDW Publishing
46. 47 Dead @ 17: Revolution 1 Wizard World 2004 Con Edit 11/04 Viper Comics
47. 46 Gray Area 1 Sketch Cover 6/04 Image Comics
48. 46 Goon #7 6/04 Dark Horse Comics
49. 44 Gray Area #1 6/04 Image Comics
50. 42 Michael Turner’s Soulfire 1 Jay Company Edition 9/04 Aspen
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Even More Key Comic Books of 2004

For even more key comic books of 2004, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2004; top 50 D.C. comics of 2004; all key comics from 2004, 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! 🙂