More Key Comic Books of 2012

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 2012

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 2012 — 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 2012 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 2012 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 2012 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2012; top 50 D.C. comics of 2012; all key comics from 2012 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,555 Saga #1 3/12 Image Comics
2. 1,774 Thief of Thieves #1 2/12 Image Comics
3. 1,236 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Edition 7/12 Image/Skybound
4. 1,166 Walking Dead #100 7/12 Image/Skybound
5. 1,091 Revival #1 7/12 Image Comics
6. 760 Walking Dead 100 Second Printing 8/12 Image/Skybound
7. 753 Walking Dead 100 McFarlane Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
8. 685 Walking Dead 100 Adlard Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
9. 670 Walking Dead 100 Convention Edition 7/12 Image/Skybound
10. 629 Peter Panzerfaust #1 2/12 Image Comics
11. 603 Walking Dead 100 Ottley Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
12. 591 Walking Dead 100 Sketch Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
13. 575 Walking Dead 100 Silvestri Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
14. 530 Saga #2 4/12 Image Comics
15. 522 Walking Dead 100 Quitely Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
16. 489 Nowhere Men #1 11/12 Image Comics
17. 460 Walking Dead 100 Phillips Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
18. 457 Walking Dead 101 Ghost Variant Cover 8/12 Image/Skybound
19. 450 Deathmatch 1 Limited Edition 12/12 Boom! Studios
20. 439 Thief of Thieves #2 3/12 Image Comics
21. 393 Walking Dead 100 Escape Edition 7/12 Image/Skybound
22. 385 Walking Dead 103 Variant Cover 10/12 Image/Skybound
23. 366 Clone #1 11/12 Image Comics
24. 355 Walking Dead 100 Hitch Variant Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
25. 324 Walking Dead #98 5/12 Image/Skybound
26. 320 The Manhattan Projects #1 3/12 Image Comics
27. 294 Saga #3 5/12 Image Comics
28. 293 Saga #4 6/12 Image Comics
29. 292 Walking Dead #99 6/12 Image/Skybound
30. 291 Walking Dead 94 Convention Edition 2/12 Image/Skybound
31. 273 Thief of Thieves #3 4/12 Image Comics
32. 263 Bedlam #1 10/12 Image Comics
33. 261 Walking Dead #101 8/12 Image/Skybound
34. 252 Clone 1 Variant Cover 11/12 Image Comics
35. 251 Walking Dead 100 Ottley Sketch Cover 7/12 Image/Skybound
36. 250 Saga 7 Ghost Variant Cover 11/12 Image Comics
37. 247 Walking Dead #97 5/12 Image/Skybound
38. 228 Saga 1 Retailer Incentive Edition 4/12 Image Comics
39. 224 Fatale #1 1/12 Image Comics
40. 221 Peter Panzerfaust #2 3/12 Image Comics
41. 221 Fanboys vs. Zombies 1 Suydam Variant Cover 4/12 Boom! Studios
42. 213 Walking Dead 100 Lucille Edition 7/12 Image/Skybound
43. 213 Walking Dead #93 1/12 Image/Skybound
44. 213 Peter Panzerfaust #3 4/12 Image Comics
45. 211 Thief of Thieves #4 5/12 Image Comics
46. 203 Revival #2 8/12 Image Comics
47. 200 Deathmatch 1 Portacio Sketch Cover 12/12 Boom! Studios
48. 195 Walking Dead 94 Convention Sketch Edition 2/12 Image/Skybound
49. 192 Walking Dead: Michonne Special #1 10/12 Image Comics
50. 190 Thief of Thieves 1 Image Expo Edition 2/12 Image Comics
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Even More Key Comic Books of 2012

For even more key comic books of 2012, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 2012; top 50 D.C. comics of 2012; all key comics from 2012, 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! 🙂