Top 50 DC Comics Of 1972

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1972

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1970’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 D.C. comics published in 1972 by how many copies have passed through CGC’s doors to date — that’s it!

This exercise should tease out a very interesting list of “key” or otherwise interesting D.C. comics from 1972 but not necessarily an all-encompassing list (if very few copies were created for a given key, that restricted supply could keep the count of CGC submissions low). So without further ado, here below is a list of the top 50 most-submitted D.C. comics from 1972 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1972; all key comics from 1972 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,282 Swamp Thing #1 10-11/72 D.C. Comics
2. 674 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #1 10-11/72 D.C. Comics
3. 620 Green Lantern #87 12/71-1/72 D.C. Comics
4. 528 Batman #244 9/72 D.C. Comics
5. 403 Green Lantern #89 4-5/72 D.C. Comics
6. 385 Demon #1 8-9/72 D.C. Comics
7. 361 All Star Western #10 2-3/72 D.C. Comics
8. 289 Supergirl #1 11/72 D.C. Comics
9. 233 Wonder Woman #199 3-4/72 D.C. Comics
10. 224 Tarzan #207 4/72 D.C. Comics
11. 168 Wonder Woman #200 5-6/72 D.C. Comics
12. 167 Batman #240 3/72 D.C. Comics
13. 150 All Star Western #11 4-5/72 D.C. Comics
14. 141 Batman #243 8/72 D.C. Comics
15. 138 Weird Western Tales #12 6-7/72 D.C. Comics
16. 121 Batman #241 5/72 D.C. Comics
17. 121 Green Lantern #88 2-3/72 D.C. Comics
18. 117 Batman #245 10/72 D.C. Comics
19. 115 Superman #249 3/72 D.C. Comics
20. 113 Weird Mystery Tales #1 7-8/72 D.C. Comics
21. 104 Batman #238 1/72 D.C. Comics
22. 103 Brave and the Bold #102 6-7/72 D.C. Comics
23. 100 New Gods #7 2-3/72 D.C. Comics
24. 99 Superman #252 6/72 D.C. Comics
25. 99 Action Comics #419 12/72 D.C. Comics
26. 95 Batman #242 6/72 D.C. Comics
27. 94 Batman #239 2/72 D.C. Comics
28. 94 Phantom Stranger #18 3-4/72 D.C. Comics
29. 90 House of Secrets #100 9/72 D.C. Comics
30. 89 Detective Comics #425 7/72 D.C. Comics
31. 89 Batman #246 12/72 D.C. Comics
32. 87 Detective Comics #421 3/72 D.C. Comics
33. 85 Brave and the Bold #100 2-3/72 D.C. Comics
34. 83 Justice League of America #97 3/72 D.C. Comics
35. 81 Justice League of America #101 9/72 D.C. Comics
36. 80 Flash #218 10-11/72 D.C. Comics
37. 80 Flash #214 4/72 D.C. Comics
38. 79 Detective Comics #419 1/72 D.C. Comics
39. 78 Detective Comics #422 4/72 D.C. Comics
40. 77 Mister Miracle #7 3-4/72 D.C. Comics
41. 76 House of Secrets #103 12/72 D.C. Comics
42. 75 House of Secrets #98 6-7/72 D.C. Comics
43. 74 House of Mystery #200 3/72 D.C. Comics
44. 74 Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #147 3/72 D.C. Comics
45. 71 Adventure Comics #416 3/72 D.C. Comics
46. 70 Forever People #9 6-7/72 D.C. Comics
47. 68 Flash #213 3/72 D.C. Comics
48. 68 Demon #2 10/72 D.C. Comics
49. 68 Forever People #8 4-5/72 D.C. Comics
50. 68 Detective Comics #423 5/72 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1972

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1972, more key comic books of 1972 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1972, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1970s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂

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