More Key Comic Books of 2008

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 2008

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 2008 — 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 2008 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 2008 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 2008 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2008; top 50 D.C. comics of 2008; all key comics from 2008 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 814 Walking Dead #53 10/08 Image Comics
2. 499 Walking Dead #48 4/08 Image Comics
3. 417 Locke & Key #1 2/08 IDW Publishing
4. 275 Walking Dead 50 Variant Cover 6/08 Image Comics
5. 214 Walking Dead #46 2/08 Image Comics
6. 174 Walking Dead #47 3/08 Image Comics
7. 163 Walking Dead #50 6/08 Image Comics
8. 144 Walking Dead #49 5/08 Image Comics
9. 134 Walking Dead Special Edition #1 5/08 Image Comics
10. 131 Walking Dead #51 7/08 Image Comics
11. 129 Darkness v3 ##2 3/08 Top Cow Publications
12. 123 Witchblade 118 Fantastic Realm Edition 2008 Image/Top Cow
13. 123 Walking Dead #56 12/08 Image Comics
14. 121 Locke & Key #2 3/08 IDW Publishing
15. 114 Walking Dead #52 9/08 Image Comics
16. 106 Walking Dead #54 10/08 Image Comics
17. 105 Michael Turner’s Fathom v3 #0 Wizard World VIP Edi 6/08 Aspen
18. 102 Locke & Key #4 5/08 IDW Publishing
19. 101 Walking Dead #55 11/08 Image Comics
20. 100 Michael Turner’s Fathom v3 #3 Wizard World VIP Edi 11/08 Aspen
21. 94 Locke & Key #3 4/08 IDW Publishing
22. 89 Hellboy: The Golden Army #nn 1/08 Dark Horse Comics
23. 77 Walking Dead 50 Second Printing 8/08 Image Comics
24. 75 Michael Turner’s Fathom v3 ##1 9/08 Aspen
25. 75 Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland 6 Fantasti 2/08 Zenescope Entertainment
26. 74 Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews 1 Wizard World VIP 7/08 Aspen
27. 73 Heroes 3 San Diego Comic Con Edition Summer 2008 NBC Studios
28. 72 Broken Trinity #1 7/08 Image/Top Cow
29. 69 G.I. Joe #0 10/08 IDW Publishing
30. 67 Locke & Key #5 6/08 IDW Publishing
31. 65 War Heroes 1 Sketch Cover 7/08 Image Comics
32. 64 Grimm Fairy Tales 28 Fantastic Realm Edition 6/08 Zenescope Entertainment
33. 64 G.I. Joe 0 Retailer Incentive Edition 10/08 IDW Publishing
34. 64 Heroes 2008 International Special Edition #nn 2008 NBC Studios
35. 59 Serenity: Better Days 1 Special Edition 3/08 Dark Horse Comics
36. 58 Locke & Key #6 7/08 IDW Publishing
37. 56 Grimm Fairy Tales 22 Heavy Metal Edition 2/08 Zenescope Entertainment
38. 54 Monsterpocalypse #1 9/08 Desperado
39. 52 Witchblade 116 Wizard World 2008 Con Edition 4/08 Image/Top Cow
40. 49 Grimm Fairy Tales 25 Wizard World 2008 Con Edition 3/08 Zenescope Entertainment
41. 49 Locke & Key 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 7/08 IDW Publishing
42. 47 CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics #1 7/08 Image Comics
43. 46 Black Terror 1 Wizard World 2008 Con Edition 2008 Dynamite Entertainment
44. 46 War Heroes #1 7/08 Image Comics
45. 45 Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland 6 Wonderwo 2/08 Zenescope Entertainment
46. 45 Spawn #185 10/08 Image Comics
47. 44 Echo #1 3/08 Abstract Studio
48. 44 CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics 1 Second Printing 12/08 Image Comics
49. 43 Grimm Fairy Tales 28 Wizard World 2008 Con Edition 6/08 Zenescope Entertainment
50. 42 Serenity: Better Days #1 3/08 Dark Horse Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 2008

For even more key comic books of 2008, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2008; top 50 D.C. comics of 2008; all key comics from 2008, 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! 🙂